Dating back almost five centuries, Bingo is a classic group game. But when you’re hosting bingo for children, you need to get a bit more creative. Little ones always a appreciate a fun twist on time held traditions, and Bingo is no exception. The following are some creative ideas to make your youth Bingo event a blast for everyone.
- DIY Bingo Board: Kids love crafts, so start the activity by having them create their own Bingo boards. Supply plenty of art supplies and plain boards that they can decorate using their imaginations. You will be stunned with what these creative kids come up with.
- Seasonal Boards: Take advantage of the time of year by hosting a seasonal Bingo game. In addition to providing seasonal boards, decorate the event space and encourage everyone to dress up. Whether for Halloween or Independence Day, everyone will be thrilled to get together.
- Interactive Bingo: Bingo does not have to be a game of numbers and letters.
Create a Bingo board where the kids have to walk around the room and learn about each other. When a child finds a friend who fits the description in the square, they can write their name in the space. The first to fill in a row wins!
- Life-Size Team Bingo: Getting kids up and moving is central to family entertainment, so try to do this with a Bingo game. Use sidewalk chalk or a tarp to create a giant bingo game. Have kids play in teams and place giant game pieces on the spaces when their number-letter combination is called.
- Outdoor Bingo: Rather than sitting and waiting for their squares to be called,
have the kids head outside to look for natural elements to fill their boards. For example, one square might have a photo of a pinecone on it. Once they find a pinecone, they can cross off that box.
While it is a traditional game, Bingo does not have to be boring. Kids will stay engaged for longer and want to play again when the game is this fun. While these ideas can get you started, there are plenty of ways to get creative with your youth event calendar.