Jungle Bingo is just like regular bingo except instead of calling out numbers, you will call out the names of animals and fruit. Children use pennies to cover the pictures they have on their cards. The first person to match five-in-a-row up, down or diagonally wins a prize!
What You'll Need:
- Our Jungle Bingo Cards (file includes 16 bingo cards, 25 picture cards and directions)
- Pennies to use as counters (20 per child)
- Plastic sandwich bags
- A paper bag
- 1 small prize for each round of bingo you intend to play
At the Party:
- Print out the 16 Jungle Bingo Cards and the 25 picture cards. There are two bingo cards on each sheet of paper.
- Cut the picture cards out and mix them up in a paper bag.
- Prepare the counters by placing 20 pennies in each plastic bag.
- Give each child a bingo card and a bag full of pennies.
- The children can begin the game by covering the free space on their card with a penny.
- To play: Draw one picture card from the bag and read its name out loud (for example "monkey") and ask the children to cover the matching image on their bingo card with a penny. Show your guests the picture you picked to be sure everyone sees it before moving on.
- As you discard each picture card, place them in your pocket or set them some place safe.
- Keep picking cards until someone calls "bingo!" Use the discard pile as a reference to make sure that the winner has covered the correct pictures.
- To begin a second round of bingo, place all the picture cards back in the bag and instruct the children to clear their cards (except free space). Continue play as before.
- Play until you run out of prizes or time runs out.
- The best part about this is game is that you can reuse the cards as many times as you'd like!