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Use this printout to play bingo with your child on a wide variety of topics. This printout will help your child with his/her sight words and will help improve his/her vocabulary and reading.
Children can use this Bingo card as a way to practice sight words, vocabulary, and reading. Try different versions of this game with the child that you are working with, and have fun with this printout!
- Decide on the topic for the Bingo game that you will play with the child that you are working with. You can play traditional bingo using words that the child is learning, have the child make up the words, or you can use words from the child's environment.
- Print one or more copies of the "Bingo" sheet and make it available to the child or children with whom you are working. Ask the child(ren) to fill in the Bingo card based on the topic you have decided to focus on.
- Call out the words that are on the Bingo card as you randomly choose them out of a hat, etc., and have the children mark the spots on their card as they are called.
- The first person to get 5 in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) wins the game!
- Play Environmental Print Bingo while "on the road"! Have the child fill out his/her Bingo card with words/logos that they will see on the walking trip or car trip (McDonald's, First Street, Bank, etc.). As you pass different landmarks, have the child look for these words/logos and mark them on his her Bingo card. The first person to get 5 in a row wins!
- Allow the children you are working with to invent their own Bingo game based on summer camp, vacations, or back-to-school time. The children can take turns playing and being the caller. See who gets Bingo first!
- After the child you are working with gets a "Bingo," challenge him or her write a short story or poem using the five words that were in a line. Praise the child on being able to take specific words and form them into sentences!