What’s a family gathering without some games? While you’re waiting to eat your Thanksgiving feast give a game of Thanksgiving Bingo a try! It’s a game that the whole family can play together. This game is picture based so even young kids can get in on the game. Grab the free printable Thanksgiving Bingo cards and get ready to play!
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This particular game of Bingo is not designed to be played to blackout (entire card covered) as each card contains all the items. That makes it a quick game to play at dinner or at daycare or a preschool classroom. The games will go fast before kids lose attention!
The cards are full of yummy food and other Thanksgiving-themed items so you’re sure to be hungry by the time the game ends!
You don’t need much to play Thanksgiving Bingo. Grab the printable below and you’re pretty much ready to play!
You will need a pair of scissors to cut out the calling cards and you’ll need a pencil, pen, crayon, etc to cross out items on your card once they are called. Better yet, grab some small items, candy corn, coins, pieces of paper, whatever you want to use as markers so that you can use the cards over and over again.
You can also grab a set of Bingo chips to use with any bingo cards. You’ll just want to supervise your toddlers and preschoolers closely with these as they can be a choking hazard.
How to play Thanksgiving Bingo
I think most of us have probably played Bingo at some point but here’s a quick refresher if you need it.
1 – Each player takes a card. Go ahead and have everyone mark their free spot.
2 – Place the calling cards upside down in a stack or pile.
3 – You can elect someone to be the “caller” or take turns. The caller picks out one of the calling cards and shows it to the group. Using a pencil or bingo marker cover that item on your board.
4 – When someone completes one row, vertical, horizontal, or diagonal they yell out Bingo. You can continue to play until 2-3 people have won or start a new game every time someone gets a Bingo.
This game is mostly meant just for fun but with kids there are always opportunities for learning!
This can be a great game for vocabulary building. Rather than simply showing the picture call out what the item is as well. Some of these items are things we don’t necessarily see, use, or eat everyday.
Use the opportunity to teach your toddler or preschooler some new words!
Printable Bingo Cards
This set of Thanksgiving Bingo Cards is a four page PDF printable. There are 6 variations of the Bingo card and one page of calling cards. Before you play you’ll need to cut out the 15 calling cards and cut apart the Bingo cards as they will print out two to a page.
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Have fun playing this game all November long or at your Thanksgiving dinner. I’ll definitely be playing it with my girls!
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