One of the best things about bingo is that it’s an easy and fun game for kids of all ages to play. Whether you’re playing with numbers, images, or words the game is always appropriate and fun – plus, who doesn’t love a little bit of competition? Just as easy as printing and photocopying bingo boards, is laminating your own bingo template that you can use year after year, and all you need is a few supplies.
- Printed Copies of a Bingo Sheet
- 12 x 12 Laminator Pouches
- Darice Dry Erase Markers
- Darice Dry Eraser or Chamois
- Darice Scissors
There are many different kinds of laminators on the market, but my favorite is the Purple Cows laminator. This machine comes in handy in so many ways. You can create labels for pretty much anything – boxes, binders, file organizers, you name it – and it’s perfect for creating laminate surfaces that you can write on and use over and over again. Dry erase markers wipe right off with a paper towel, dry cloth, or chamois, and you are creating less waste for the environment and less prep for yourself!
Step 1. Print out enough bingo sheets so that each student will have their own. If you don’t have your own bingo template, you can create one here. Once all of your bingo templates are printed out, slip each one into a 12 x 12 laminator pouch and pop them into your pre-heated printer and it will gently roll through. Most laminating machines (like the one I’m using) will give you a green light to let you know it’s ready to plasticize your paper.
It’s seriously that easy! Once you’ve trimmed your edges you’re good to go! Now you don’t have to prepare anything but dry erase markers and erasers on the days you wish to play bingo in your classroom.
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Thanks to Tara, former teacher and current blogger at Suburble, for this fun classroom idea.
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