Looking for a fun way to pass the time? Try a free printable BINGO game!
BINGO is, hands-down, one of our favorite activities! It is a great game to play on a cold or rainy day, and with so many free printable games available online, you can find the perfect one for any occasion! Whether it’s a holiday, a special occasion or a random day in the middle of the summer, BINGO is a great way to pass time with kids.
Setting up BINGO
BINGO is super easy to set up especially with a printable game. Simply print the BINGO pages and calling cards, then find something fun to mark the cards with. Cereal, candy, mini erasers, LEGO people – anything works! Just be sure to pick something age appropriate. If your child likes to put things in their mouth, stick with editable markers like Cheerios or Puffs. Another great option for marking the cards can be using stickers to cover up what is called or marking them with a crayon or pencil. Both of these ideas are great for fine motor skills!
How to Play BINGO with Little Kids
Some BINGO boards are better for younger children because every picture that will be called is on each board. This means, each time a picture is called everyone will have something to mark on their boards. Not only is this exciting for little ones, it also makes the game a little quicker which is great for shorter attention spans.
One thing to keep in mind is that since each picture called is on every board, there are greater chances for multiple BINGOs at the same time. I don’t recommend these types of boards for competitive play or for large game settings where you want the game to last awhile. If the game goes too quickly for your littles one, keep playing after the first BINGO is called without clearing your boards. Play until each player has gotten BINGO or until the entire board is filled (a blackout)!
There are so many fun ways to play BINGO and depending on the age of the kids and how interested they are in the game you can mix it up! These are a few of our favorite ways to play!
- Five in a row – Five in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonal. Can use the Free Space.
- Picture frame – Fill the outside borders of your board. Doesn’t use the Free Space.
- Blackout – Fill the entire board. If you are playing with boards where everyone has each picture called, everyone will get blackout at the same time :)
- The X – Create an X using the Free Space as the center point.
- The Plus Sign – Create a plus sign using the Free Space as a center point.
- Four corners – Fill just the four corners. This takes some patience and doesn’t use the Free Space.
- Railroad Tracks – Fill the “I” and “G” columns. In other words, the two vertical lines on either side of the Free Space.
23 Free Printable BINGO Games
Below I’ve rounded up 23 Free printable Bingo Games created by talented bloggers. Please click through to their blog and pin from there! :)
Snowman BINGO at Crazy Little Projects
Summer BINGO at Grace and Good Eats
Dinosaur BINGO at Artsy Fartsy Mama
Octonauts BINGO at The Suburban Mom
Emotion BINGO at Carrie Elle
PokéBingo BINGO at Eco Friendly Family
Woodland Animal BINGO at Crafting Cheerfully
The Live Simply Fruit and Veggie BINGO at Live Simply
Thanksgiving BINGO at Crazy Little Projects
Christmas BINGO at Design Dazzle
United States BINGO at Crafting Chicks
Roadtrip BINGO by Nancy Jergins at imom
Halloween BINGO at Crazy Little Projects
Springtime BINGO at Crafting Cheerfully
Fall Leaves BINGO at Deceptively Educational
Printable BINGO at Design Eat Repeat
BINGO Pets at Powerful Mothering
Frozen BINGO at Artsy Fartsy Mama
Rainbow BINGO by Crafting Cheerfully
Halloween BINGO at The Crafting Chicks
Cars and Trucks BINGO by Kidz Activities at Brain Power Boy
Dr. Seuss BINGO at A Sparkle of Genius
Earth Day BINGO by the Purple Pumpkin Blog
*Pinkalicious BINGO at Kid Scraps – This one doesn’t seem to be available anymore :(
Save Your BINGO Boards
I hope you found a fun BINGO game to play! After playing a game, I like to save the printed boards and calling cards in a plastic baggy. This way we can play the game any time we want! I usually keep the holiday games I’ve printed with my holiday things so I remember to play it with the kids around that holiday.