This classic Christmas bingo game is a simple way to entertain kids at holiday parties or for a fun family game night. Just print, cut, and play!
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Are your kids going bonkers for Christmas right now? Mine certainly are. We have lots of festive activities planned for the next few weeks, so hopefully the time will fly by quickly for them.
Last week, we kicked off December with a Polar Express party for some of the neighborhood kids. It was so fun! The kids had a ridiculous amount of sugar, so you know they all went home happy.
This week on the blog, I’m going to be sharing several posts about how I pulled together a festive and fun party without making myself completely crazy. Because nobody needs more stress this time of year.
First up is this printable Christmas Bingo game! It was one of our party games, and it was a hit! Whether you’re hosting family for the holidays, planning a neighborhood or class party, or are just looking for anything to keep your crazy kiddos occupied until Christmas, this game is for you!
Enough chit-chat though. Let’s get to making the game!
- Printable Bingo game packet
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- laminator/plastic sheets (optional but highly recommended if you want to be able to use the game again)
- Holiday M&Ms or other small markers (pennies, beads, mini erasers, etc.)
- Print out and cut Bingo cards and calling cards. Laminate, if desired.
- Give each player a Bingo card and 25 small markers (we used M&Ms).
- Have players put a marker on the “free” space.
- Flip all the calling cards upside down. Flip one right side up and call it out (example: “snowman!”) and help players find and mark the snowman on their cards.
- Continue play until someone gets Bingo! After someone gets Bingo, you can continue the same game, or you can clear the boards and start a new round.
You can also try one of these variations:
- Instead of having one designated Bingo caller, allow players to take turns flipping over cards. (This only works well in small groups where you can put the cards in the middle of a table where everyone can reach.) Everyone still places a marker for each picture flipped over, not just the player who flipped it.
- Play around with the rules of what a player has to do to “win”. Require the winner to get two Bingos…or even Bingo in two different directions (my boys loved this one).
Want more fun Christmas activities for kids? Try these!
- Free printable Christmas coupon book for kids
- Find the Presents: a simple preschool learning game
- 25 charming Christmas picture books your family will love
- Felt Christmas tree for kids with free printable templates
Be sure to check back later this week for more Polar Express party ideas and Christmas fun!
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