Lots of free autumn or Thanksgiving bingo cards! A fun variety including:
- In color or black and white for coloring in 5x5, 4x4, and 3x3 grids
- With images and text to appeal to kids and adults of all ages and learning abilities including ESL
- Use for a fun Thanksgiving party idea or fall-themed educational activity in the classroom
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- How to Play Thanksgiving Bingo
- How to Make Thanksgiving Bingo More Fun
- Printable Fall or Thanksgiving Bingo Variations
- For Large Groups of All Ages (Kids & Adults)
- For Coloring (Kids & Adults)
- For Elementary School Children
- For Young Children to Color
- For Toddlers and Preschool
- For Kindergarten or First Grade
- Human or People Bingo
- Blank Template Cards
How to Play Thanksgiving Bingo
This is a very simple overview for how to prepare for and play the game.
- Print out bingo cards. You may also need to trim cards, such as if there are two 5 x 7 inch cards on a single sheet.
- Prepare the calling tokens in a jar or container.
- Set bingo markers for players. This can be pens, small objects like pom poms, or even candy.
- Tip: If you plan to re-use the bingo cards, you may want to have the laminated.
Playing the Game
- Before the game starts, pass out bingo cards and markers to participants and determine how bingo will be determined (see our tip below if you want to try something different than a single row).
- The Bingo Caller will say each item until someone has gotten Bingo.
- The player(s) with Bingo will need to shout a winning phrase, like "Bingo!".
- Pass out prizes and/or play again!
How to Make Thanksgiving Bingo More Fun
Here are easy, simple ways to modify the traditional game of bingo to shake things up a little.
Tip 1: Choose a different winning combination.
Instead of a traditional vertical, horizontal or diagonal row to win bingo, opt for other formations like the outside border, a letter like an X or S, an arrow or other fun shapes.
Tip 2: Use food.
Everybody loves to eat! Use festive colored candies like M & Ms to mark off items on the bingo cards that have been called. Apple or pumpkin items works perfectly for Thanksgiving!
Tip 3: Go with a theme.
This can be as simple as the winner shouting another word in place of "Bingo!", like "Acorn!". Or, create a narrowed theme that suits this November occasion, like Friendsgiving, and complete the vibe with matching decorations, food and drinks, music and more.
Tip 4: Double the stakes.
Give participants 2 cards to play at the same time. You can also double the prize.
Tip 5: Add mystery.
The coveted prize can be kept a secret until the very end when the winner opens the mystery prize in front of all. It can be an enticing treat or a gag gift for fun laughs.
Printable Fall or Thanksgiving Bingo Variations
Find the best free Thanksgiving or fall bingo cards that are:
- printer-friendly in black or white or with pops of color
- perfect for any occasion or situation, from school to a Thanksgiving party
- all available as digital PDF files, meaning you can print them instantly
Download any of our free Thanksgiving bingo pdf templates today.