Freebie Friday: Hallowe’en Bingo

 We LOVE Halloween.  We are busily are getting our costumes prepped to be in New York’s Halloween parade.  We have our house decorated and we are in right spirit.  We kicked off the Hallowe’en season by heading up up to Sleepy Hollow, New York a few weeks ago to nerd out at Washington Irving’s home (the author of A Legend of Sleepy Hollow). We topped off our weekend escape with a Headless Horseman themed haunted house. It was amazing and both events get our resounding endorsement.

Earlier this week the Yellin Center showcased my free Hallowe’en resource (you can find the full article below). It is a fun Bingo Game.  It follows all the traditional rules of Bingo.  However if you need a refresher the free download from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store has all the details you need. Happy Halloween!

Halloween Bingo

Halloween is just around the corner, so we want to share a fun, easy game to play with the kids. It can be played at home in a small group, or at school with the whole class. BINGO is a classic game, and the rules are pretty straightforward. We have, however, included step-by-step instructions to help you brush up on the game play basics. The complete set of game cards can be downloaded, for free, here. There are five different game boards available. We hope you enjoy your Halloween!

Materials Needed

  • One bingo card per child
  • Materials to mark the bingo cards (e.g. candy, tokens or crayons)
  • One set of teacher/parent game pieces

Preparation

  • Print out enough game cards so that each player has one
  • Gather any markers, chips or candy needed to mark the squares
  • Teacher/parent cuts out their game pieces along the dotted line
 
Directions
  • Teacher/parent draws a card and calls it out to the students
  • It is helpful to show younger children the picture, in case they aren’t familiar with the Halloween words. In a classroom setting, a projector or smart board works well for this
  • Children look at their game card and locate the picture. They then cover the picture if they find it
  • First person to complete a row of five (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) wins!
  • Alternate way to win: Play blackout, where the entire board must be covered to win
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