Here’s a fun game for celebrating winter with your kids at home or in the classroom. This winter bingo game is perfect for a school party, indoor recess, or a small group activity in your preschool or pre-k class.
There’s also a black and white ink-saver version for you! Keep reading to download the winter themed bingo game.
Did you know that playing bingo in the classroom isn’t just fun? Playing bingo can actually help young children develop listening skills, self-regulation, and visual discrimination. There’s plenty of learning that takes place when you play bingo with your kids!
You can ask an adult or older child to supervise this small group game for winter learning and fun.
Printable Winter Bingo
But playing bingo with young children can be tricky, listening and following directions is tough!
I’ve had the most luck playing bingo with small groups of children.
Playing bingo with small groups is more cost effective because you don’t use as much ink printing mats, and you don’t have to buy as many manipulatives.
Bingo is a great way to introduce young children to games because there are few rules and each player has his or her own game board.
Winter Bingo Supplies
Here are the supplies you’ll need for the color version of the game.
- Laminating film and laminating machine
- Printable color version of the Winter Bingo Game (download below)
- For the color version, print the bingo mats on cardstock first, cut out the mats, and then laminate for durability.
Supplies Needed for Bingo Game (Black and White)
- Copy paper
- Crayons or Do-a-Dot markers
- Printable black and white version of the Winter Bingo Game
Start by giving one winter bingo mat to each child in your small group.
Next, place the manipulatives you will use as bingo chips in the center of the table so all of the children can easily reach them. I used winter themed mini-erasers, but you can use whatever works best for you and your kids.
For the black and white version, give crayons or one Do-a-Dot marker to each child. Do-a-Dot markers are very fun and engaging for young children, they just love using these little paint filled markers to search for pictures on their bingo mat!
Next, you’ll want to demonstrate how to listen to the bingo caller, then how to search for a particular image on your bingo mat and cover it with a marker.
You may need to demonstrate how to play bingo for your children a few times before they really start to get it. But once they catch on to how the game is played, it’s full-steam ahead!
Finally, start playing and let the fun begin!
Download Winter Bingo
Your kids will love playing this winter bingo game, just click HERE to grab your copy!