In honor of my favorite food during the winter I thought about coming up with a Gumbo Bingo game of the ingredients – even though they are NOT all in one gumbo but they are all in various Louisiana gumbos.
This is just another way to get student's involved in the material they have love to eat. We had a great time in my classes.
First, print the BINGO sheets on regular ditto paper – one for each student in your class(es). Then print the cards on cardstock and/or paper then laminate the cardstock ones (to keep them from year to year, (put all cards in a zip-lock bag from year to year). Shuffle the cards and get ready to call words when student sheets are ready.
Have student's go thru and pick out names they think you might call out and write the names in ink in each of the spaces on the game sheet. Once they finish, go around a check the sheets then initial each sheet "as ready to play". When ALL sheets are ready to play, start calling out names/words from the cards. (Make sure you initial ANY scratch-outs or changes before the game begins). Have students mark their X's with a colored pen, marker, pencil, highlighter, etc.; so that you and they can see their markings.
Cut out the parish cards, shuffle them and begin calling them out. Continue to call words still someone shouts "BINGO". Check their sheet to see if it is correct. If so, then assign them the appropriate extra credit. If not, continue to call names/words until some calls BINGO. At that point, continue to call out words until all the extra points are given or time runs out.
This game is based on the Louisiana love of "gumbo".