Play a fun game of Animal-themed BINGO! A great game for zoo and animal parties and also a fun learning activity for little ones!
Hello Crafty Friends! Today I’m excited to share this new Animal-themed BINGO game! My family loves to play BINGO – especially when they are themed for different holidays, seasons or occasions.
This game is available as an instant digital download in my Etsy shop. The listing includes two games – one geared toward older children and one for preschoolers!
The Animal BINGO game includes 30 unique game boards and 62 animal calling cards. The name of the animal is listed on each calling card making this a great learning game.
There are some very familiar animals, but also some not so familiar animals, like a numbat, umbrellabird, and quail. The game is a great opportunity for everyone to learn new animals!
The preschool version of the game includes 10 unique game boards and 24 animal calling cards. These are great for little ones because every picture that will be called is on each board. That means, each time a picture is called everyone will have something to mark on their boards!
This also helps make the game a little quicker which is great for shorter attention spans. After the first BINGO is called, keep playing until each player has gotten a BINGO before clearing the boards and starting over!
- Animal BINGO printables
- White paper or white cardstock
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- Markers – choose something age appropriate for the children playing the game
- Bowl or container to put calling cards in
Setting Up Your BINGO Game
BINGO is a quick and easy game to set up! Once you have printed and cut the boards and calling cards out, you can save the game in a Ziplock baggy to play again anytime!
Step One: Download and print the number of boards you need and the calling cards. Print an extra copy of the calling cards if you like to mark what has been called throughout the game.
We just lay out the cards that have been called on the table when we play, but you can place them on their spot or mark them with a BINGO marker.
Step Two: Cut out the number of boards you plan on using. The BINGO game comes with two boards per page and they are numbered 1 through 30. The preschool game is labeled with letters A through J so they don’t get mixed up. Use a paper trimmer to speed up the cutting process.
Step Three: Next, cut out the calling cards and put them in a bowl or another type of container face down. There are 62 animal calling cards for the regular game and 24 calling cards for the preschool game.
Step Four: Grab something the players can use to mark their boards. Use buttons, mini erasers, or cereal like Cheerios to mark called animals. If you don’t mind the boards being used only once, kids can use stickers to mark them or cross them off with marker. Use whatever is age appropriate for the kids playing.
The game is ready to be played!!
Fun Ways to Play BINGO
Switch things up by playing different BINGO games. First try five-in-a-row (vertical, horizontal or diagonal using the Free Space) then try other fun variations of the game like frame (all of the outside edges), four corners (just as it sounds, all four corners), or our favorite blackout (cover the entire board). Remember if you are using the preschool version, everyone playing will get a blackout at the same time. You can try a plus sign or X too!
Visit my Etsy shop to purchase these fun Animal BINGO boards!
Check out these other fun animal-themed printables and crafts!