A fun, medium-paced Thanksgiving activity for young children to adults. This 4 x 4 grid with color picture images and accompanying word text is perfect for elementary school students and English language learners in ESL.
Keyword: Fall Activity, Thanksgiving Activity, Thanksgiving Party Game
Free 4 x 4 Thanksgiving Bingo Printablewith words and pictures in color
Calling card or chips2 versions of printable chips included in freebie file
Bingo markers or chipsGo simple with a pen or be more festive with yellow pom poms or other themed item to mark off items on the bingo card; printable markers are also included in freebie file
Jar or container for host to hold chips to call out squaresoptional
Print and cut out 5x7 bingo cards.
One of the PDF pages includes a calling card on the left, with a card on the right that can be used as a game card. For the calling card, cut out each individual square token to put in a jar/container that the host will pick out each turn.
Prepare chips, markers, or objects for players to keep track of what’s been called on their bingo game board.Each player should have their own set of markers. Use the printable bingo chips included in the PDF file, or get creative with festive items such as yellow pom poms or M&Ms.
Bingo Game in Play
Pass out Thanksgiving bingo printable and bingo markers to participants.
Decide how Bingo will be determined. You may try 4 in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally), 2 rows, a square border, or some other variation. Note that blackout bingo will not work if you are playing to win since game cards include the same images.
One person will need to serve as the Bingo Caller who will pick out the tokens and make the calls. This person should make sure that other players cannot see what is inside the jar/container.
When the game is ready to be started, the Bingo Caller can draw the first token. Read what it is, show the token and/or provide a description so people can find it on their card. Wait until everyone has marked the box on their card.
The Bingo Caller should display the call tokens for people to reference easily and then draw a new token. Players should check the new image on their cards to mark off. Game continues as so for each round.
The first person to get Bingo should indicate so by shouting, "Bingo!". Or, change the winning phrase to shout to match this November occasion, such as "Turkey!" or "Feast!".
The game takes about 5-20 minutes to complete. Times will vary based on the game board grid, number of rows to complete, age group of players, among other factors.Each page of the PDF contains 2 5 x 7 inch bingo game cards.