# Impromptu Bingo

A few weeks ago, I was working with kindergartners and needed to come up with something to entertain them for about 30 minutes to buy the other teacher some time to deal with a situation. Here’s what I whipped up: Bingo!

I helped the kids draw squares on a blank piece of paper. Then I instructed them to draw (one at a time) various simple objects. “Hold up a yellow crayon. Now choose any square and draw a yellow banana.” This allowed me to review colors with them, while allowing for structured creativity. When the kids finished drawing the assigned picture, I’d have them point to something round, something flat, something shiny, etc. to keep everyone busy while the other kids finished. In previous similar activities, some of the kids would forget what their picture was of, so as a review, I asked them to point to specific pictures after drawing a few new ones. If I had wanted to review numbers, letters, etc. I could have asked them to draw a green six, or a red letter J, but I only thought of that after the fact.

We played bingo by drawing an X through the box once we played it. The bingo part of the game was a bit trickier than making the board, but everyone seemed to have a good time anyway.

# Holiday Multiplication Facts Bingo (free!)

Use this math practice activity to review multiplication facts (up to 9 x 9). There are 5 different boards, so there will be some variety among the players. Teachers call out a simple math problem (“4 x 3″) and students can mark a space if it contains the total. Students should also record the entire number sentence at the bottom of the page (“4 x 3 = 12″). Click the following links for the PDF boards:

Multiplication Bingo- board 2

Multiplication Bingo- board 3

Multiplication Bingo- board 4

Multiplication Bingo- board 5

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# Holiday Addition Bingo (FREE!)

Use this math practice activity to review addition facts (that total up to 15). There are 5 different boards, so there will be some variety among the players. Teachers call out a simple math problem (“5 + 2”) and students can mark a space if it contains the total. Students should also record the entire number sentence at the bottom of the page (“5 + 2 = 7”). Click the following links for the PDF boards:

Addition Bingo- board 1

Addition Bingo- board 2

Addition Bingo- board 3

Addition Bingo- board 4

Addition Bingo- board 5

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