Are you finished with your Christmas shopping yet? I haven’t even started. That’s pretty typical for me, so I guess I won’t worry — yet! Today I’m bringing you some fun for your school class party or your family game night. These adorable Christmas bingo boards are just in time for some holiday merriment.
Yep. It’s bingo time again at our house. We just can’t get enough, I guess. When you play with M&M’s, you can’t go wrong, right? (Or smarties, or any kind or candy, for that matter!) I love that this is a great boredom buster, and since the calling cards are pictures, kids of any age can be in charge of the game. I’ve even caught one of my girls playing by herself!
Most of the graphics I used are by Jessica Sawyer Design (but I did edit and change a few). You’ll find her store on Etsy.com. When I was creating the boards, Boo kept asking me to print her a copy. Soon all the girls wanted one. I couldn’t figure out why until I caught them all at the kitchen table drawing and coloring the pictures. I must admit. They are pretty darn cute!
So, are you ready to download a set for your family or for your classroom? I created two sets for you to choose from. One is a set of ten boards, and the other is a set of 30 boards. You choose which works best for you by clicking on the download button below.
Both downloads come with Bingo boards and large calling cards for calling the bingo game. Have a great time, and thanks for stopping by today!
How to Play:
Since this game is obviously different than traditional Bingo, here’s how it works: Cut the two pages of calling cards into individual cards and put them into a bag or hat. To play, pull a card out of the hat, and call out what is on the card (or just show the card). Players look for that picture on their card and cover it up. Continue pulling cards from the bag one at a time until someone gets five in a row. (You cannot play blackout because every card has every picture on it. This game is meant to be played for traditional five-in-a-row bingo only.)
A reader from another country asked me to please list names for each of the pictures on the cards. Since traditions and culture vary from place to place, I’m putting the information here in case others need the help as well:
1st Calling Card
Blue Christmas Ornament, Santa Claus, Owl
Gingerbread Man, Red and White Candy Cane, Snowman with a Green Scarf
Brown Reindeer, Red Gift, Blue Mitten
Penguin, Red Stocking, Gingerbread House
2nd Calling Card
Mug of Hot Cocoa, Snow Hat, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Snowflake, Elf, Red Christmas Ornament
Red Mitten, Blue Gift, Snowman with a Red Scarf
Blue Sled, Christmas Tree, Blue and Red Candy Cane
I realize that some classrooms may not allow a game that uses images of Santa or the word Christmas. I thought of creating another version, but I just don’t have time. I already have another version that has religious graphics that I knew would not be allowed in the classroom, and three sets seemed a little ridiculous! Hopefully, this one will work for most of you.
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