Will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home or in your preschool or kindergarten classroom this year?
This printable St. Patrick’s Day bingo game is perfect for playing with small groups of children in the classroom or with your own kids at home.
Ink can be expensive so I also included a black and white “ink saver” version for you.
St. Patrick’s Day Bingo
Your kids will love playing bingo with this printable St. Patrick’s Day bingo game.
Invite an adult or older child to supervise this small group game for tons of St. Patrick’s Day fun!
Playing bingo with large groups of young children can be challenging, which is why I prefer to play bingo in small groups. When playing in a small group, you don’t need to print as many bingo boards or buy as many manipulatives so it’s more cost effective.
Printable St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Game
Learning how to play games is a process for most young children; playing bingo is a great game to start with because there are few rules and each player has his or her own game board.
Supplies Needed for Color Version of St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Game
If you’re using the color version, first print the bingo boards on cardstock, cut out the bingo cards, and then laminate for durability.
Supplies Needed for Black and White Version
- Copy paper
- Crayons or Do-a-Dot markers
St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Game
Start by giving one St. Patrick’s Day bingo board to each child in your small group.
Then, place a bowl or basket of your chosen manipulatives in the center of the table so all the children can easily reach them.
If you’re using the black and white version, give crayons or one Do-a-Dot marker to each child. Do-a-Dot markers are high interest and very engaging for young children, they just love using these little paint filled daubers!
Next, show the children how to search for an image on their mats and cover with a manipulative or mark if found. You may need to show them a few times to ensure success.
Finally, start playing and have fun!