Play this free Christmas bingo printable with the cutie kids in your life today! It’s fun, festive, and EASY to make it happen. No glue, no special craft supplies, just a printer, paper, and a way to mark off the bingo squares!
How to Play Christmas Bingo Printable
Similar to traditional bingo, these Christmas bingo cards are set up with a 5 x 5 grid: to get “bingo”, players need 5 down, 5 across, or 5 diagonal! There is a free space in the middle.
There are 5 printable bingo cards, each one different from each other. They feature the same images, simply in a different order!
Additionally, there is a sheet included in the download with just the Christmas icons; this sheet is meant to be cut out. These are the pieces you will use to draw and call out each icon, one at a time:
To win, a player needs to have five Christmas icons in a row marked off of their bingo card. This can be horizontally, vertically, or diagonally!
We usually start with me, Mom, being the first person to spend a round pulling the icons out of a bowl and calling them out. Whoever wins is the caller for the second round! Typically, we play until everyone has won a round.
After every round, we mix up our bingo cards so that no one is playing the same card twice in a row.
Sometimes I have a little prize (scratch and sniff stickers, a piece of chocolate, an extra big hug, etc) for winners, and sometimes we just play for the sake of playing bingo!
Educational Benefits of Playing Christmas Bingo
For younger kids, this is a great opportunity to work on increasing their vocabulary. This works both ways: hearing the image called out and then also having to spend a round calling the images out both help to reinforce new, unfamiliar words.
It’s a great visual-spatial thinking activity to match the picture that’s drawn from the bowl to a space on their board!
Something I found interesting was how my children translated some of the images differently. For example, my youngest called the green cup with a gingerbread cookie “cocoa and gingerbread man” when it was her turn to call out the pictures, but another one of my children simply referred to it as “green mug!”
That was a nice reminder that all kids are different and they each see the world a bit differently in their own unique ways!
Additionally, bingo serves as a simple counting exercise and even basic arithmetic practice. “I only need two more spaces to get bingo!”
Easy Christmas Bingo Marker Ideas
You don’t need to buy anything to play this printable Christmas bingo game – I’m sure you’ve already got something around the house that will enable you to just print and play!
Some of these ideas make the cards reusable without laminating them because they won’t leave a mark on the page. Other ideas would mean leaving a mark on the printed bingo card and that means the card will be one time use only, but that’s okay! Better to play once than not at all!
Try some of these ideas:
- dried beans
- jingle bells
- foam snowflakes (we left the backs on so we could reuse!)
- do-a-dot stampers
- mini marshmallows (probably my children’s favorite bingo marker to date!)
- chocolate chips
- peppermint candies
- small chocolate candies (such as m&ms)
- lego bricks
- scraps of colored paper cut into circles or squares
- small leaves, flower petals, or pebbles from outside
- use a simple crayon, pencil, or marker to draw an “x” across squares
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