Are you looking for a back to school game that allows students to share their summer break experiences with their teacher and peers? Look no further! This Bingo game is a great ice breaker and guides students to discuss what they did over summer break in a fun and casual way!
This product contains 30 black and white Bingo cards as well as 30 colored Bingo cards. It also contains 24 calling cards.
The directions listed on the directions page of the product are as follows:
1. Print, laminate, and cut out calling cards.
2. Print and Laminate Bingo cards. There are two versions for you to choose from! The black and white version starts on page 7 and ends on page 36. The colored version starts on page 37 and ends on page 66.
3. Pass out Bingo cards and Bingo chips to your students. It might be fun to use Skittles or M&M candies as counters if your school allows treats!
4. Remind students that the purpose of playing this bingo game is to get to know their classmates and share a little more about what they did this summer.
5. Encourage students to chat with their peers after each card is called to talk more about their experiences!
6. Begin the game! Read the questions on the calling cards. If students could answer “Yes” to the question then they can find the mentioned activity on their Bingo card and cover that square with a Bingo chip. If the student answers “No” to the question they are not allowed to cover that square. Play continues until someone has five covered squares in a row. Winner must yell out BINGO!
7. Don’t forget to ask additional probing questions after each card is called to encourage students to elaborate on their experiences. For example, the question that asks, “Did you eat ice cream this summer?” can be extended by asking, “What ice cream flavor is your favorite?” “Where did you buy the ice cream?” “If you didn’t eat ice cream, what is your favorite summer treat?” Once again, encourage students to talk with each other!