Step 1. Identify a topic you want students to review and come up with at least 25 questions/short answers for them to complete (these will be entered into your bingo template). If you do less than 25, there will be more repeats.
Step 2. Click on this and make a copy of the Bingo Game Template. I discovered it on the internet when I was trying to add in some pizzazz for reviewing a topic for a PSY101 class. The template has 4 sheets. The first sheet will be your BINGO game. Don’t do anything to this sheet, it auto populates. The second sheet is a version if you want a free square. Use this if you want the FREE SPACE. This one is useful if you don’t have as many prompts for students to answer.
Sheet 3, “Data” is where you will enter what you want to go into the squares. For more information on this - see step 2.
Sheet 4 is the directions that include how to create multiple bingo cards.
Step 3. For the bingo boards (sheet 1 or 2), you will notice it has the B-I-N-G-O on top and the 1 to 5 on the left. I use this for drawing squares. So if I drew B1, then everyone would read over what was in the B1 square and answer that prompt.
Step 4. I made scraps with each piece having a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 and then B, I, N, G, O.Step 5. I did keep track of the callouts for tables as we went along.
Step 5. I did keep track of the callouts for tables as we went along.
Step 6. Tables were told to have their answers ready and be the first to call out bingo. After I heard “bingo” I went to check if the table had the correct answers. For this class, I gave out candy to the winning table.
Step 7. After we declared the winners, I then asked tables what squares were more challenging for us to all go over as a class (even if we did not get to that square).
This process took about 25-30 minutes of the class for review. After each call, I waited to see when table talk quieted and then we kept drawing squares until we got bingo.
I hope you give this a try and your class finds some fun in it!
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