This is a Halloween version of the popular game. Bingo is a game of chance which means that everyone has a good chance of being the first to shout “BINGO!” The game provides practice for matching and is a fun way to encourage concentration.
Halloween Bingo – Preparation
Print a different bingo card for each child (6 below). Older children can make their own bingo card using the blank card template with words – choosing which squares to use and drawing their own pictures.
Option 1. Print the Call Card and cut the squares out. Place them in a hat or other container. The caller draws a card from the hat and calls out the name of the drawing, and shows the card to the players. Be careful that, when drawing the card from the hat, some players aren’t given a sneak-preview. If you print the cards on good quality card, you can re-use them.
Option 2. Print the Call Card. The caller calls each one at random and should mark out each image after they have called it.
Halloween Bingo – How to Play
When a call is made, players with a matching item on their card mark that square or place a counter on it.
When a player crosses out the last square in the required pattern, they shout “Bingo! The first player to shout Bingo is the winner. You can make it all squares or make it more complex by choosing a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row of squares, or a pattern like T, U X.
Halloween Bingo – Templates
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- Use treats (sweets) for counters.
- Have prizes – tricks (novelties) or treats (sweets) for prizes
- Allow children to take turns at being the caller.
(Instructions and templates by nighstar mayfair)