1. Give every student a bingo card.
  2. Call out the definition, word, phrase or question.
  3. Students must then identify the word or picture on their bingo card and cover the space (If using slide 3 template, click on the picture to change the background color of the square).
  4. If a student has all words or pictures covered diagonally, across a row or vertically in a column, they should call BINGO.
  5. If a student claims they have BINGO and they are incorrect, they are disqualified from that round.

Modification Suggestions:

  • Bingo cards can be used for just about any content area to reinforce definitions, new vocabulary, math problems, even long thought out questions.
  • Update words and pictures for appropriate topics.
  • Add sound effects.
  • Develop one slide with words or pictures then copy the slide and move the words and pictures to other squares.
  • Print the bingo cards on a color printer.
  • Laminate the bingo cards for use in additional classes.
  • To play bingo in a computer lab, develop multiple bingo cards and put them in a shared folder, then, have each student select a random bingo card to play.

Instructions for copying Bingo file

Play Bingo (PowerPoint)