I was very excited to find this cute bingo game on Kidssoup. I don't know if they have added it recently or if I just missed it last fall. Anyway, I printed and laminated it right away so I could place it out on the shelves this week. It comes with four bingo boards, so four children can play. It also has a set of "caller" cards. I am thinking that one child will be the caller, and up to four children can use the boards. I don't usually have activities out that can accommodate five children, so we'll see how it goes. I have set it up on the shelf with a tray to hold the bingo cards and the basket of caller cards and a bowl of field corn on top as shown below.
To play this game, the caller removes the top card from the stack in the basket and names the picture. This is good for vocabulary and oral language development. Each child then looks on their bingo card to see if they have a matching picture. If so, they cover it with a kernel of corn. Play continues until someone gets a "bingo" by placing four kernels in a row either vertically,horizontally, or diagonally. Then they say, "Bingo!" and name the pictures in their "bingo" row. I am pretty sure this will be a very popular game for groups of friends.