I might have a weird obsession with bingo. Okay – fine. I have a huge obsession with bingo. But you tell me there’s an activity that I can do with both my lower and higher functioning students that can target both expressive/receptive language and inferences/problem solving AND it’s disguised as a game AND I only need to laminate 3 pages – done and done. Sign me up as a lifetime bingo aficionado and I’ll never look back.
How I use bingo?
- Low Students: I use bingo with my lower functioning students who are nonverbal or low verbal to work on building vocabulary, matching, and expressive/receptive vocabulary. It also targets turn taking and social skills. It’s great for a group activity, down time after discrete trial training, and for a station run by a paraprofessional.
- High Students: I use bingo with my higher functioning students who are verbal and working on more complex language skills. We work on identifying items by making inferences, problem solving, and identifying multiple components. This is also a great independent activity for small groups of students to do on their own. Woohoo – love things my guys can do alone!
How do I set up bingo? There is a secret to setting up bingo in a flash. Laminate the cards and put all of the bingo boards in page protectors. Then you can switch them out for different months or types of bingo games easily or just save your time and lamination! It literally takes 4 minutes. I’ve timed myself.
I love monthly bingo but my bingo appetite cannot be satisfied! I need more. Introducing the Thematic Bingo Series! Check out all of the options. Click on the picture to learn more about each game:
If you are interested in getting any of these bingo games, I recommend checking out the Thematic Bingo Bundle! May as well save a few bucks and get the whole shabang of 11 games for a deal! $13 dollars off the set 🙂