Halloween Bingo for Kids

Halloween bingo is an enjoyable game to play at schools and community groups (kids love this game), and is also ideal for playing in English as a Second Language ("ESL") classes. It is very simple play, easy to learn, a lot of fun, and does not require expensive materials.

In the game, each player (student in a classroom situation) is given a bingo card (also known as a "bingo sheet", "bingo board" or "bingo worksheet"). The card contains a 5X5 grid of items, each item being a word or phrase related to Halloween such as "ghost", "scary", "spider", "witch", etc. The bingo caller (teacher in a classroom situation) calls out these items in a random order, and players cross the corresponding squares off their bingo cards as they are called out.

In the standard game, the winner is the first player who gets a straight line (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) of five crossed out items, and calls out "Bingo!". If you want a longer game, you can change the winning requirement so that winner needs two intersecting lines of five crossed out items. When playing with a large number of players, it can be fun to allow multiple winners:

1. The first winner is the first player to get the four corner squares and shout "Bingo!"

2. The second winner is the first player to get any line of five items and shout "Bingo!"

3. The third winner is the first player to get any two intersecting lines of five items and shout "Bingo!"

4. The final winner is the first player to cross off every single square on their bingo card and shout "Bingo!". (Tip: You need more than 24 or 25 items in total or everybody will finish their card at the same time).

Of course the key requirement for playing the game is a set of Halloween bingo cards, containing words or phrases relating to the Halloween theme. This is actually easy to obtain, you simply print them yourself using your computer - either by downloading a free set of ready-to-use Halloween printables, or by using a bingo card creator program to create customized bingo cards containing exactly the items that you want.

Sunil Tanna

By S. Tanna. Watch free video instructions for Halloween Bingo at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckaFHZtknyY

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By S. Tanna. Watch free video instructions for Halloween Bingo at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckaFHZtknyY

Author: Sunil Tanna