These bingo boards are scaled down for beginning language students to practice shape vocabulary without being overwhelmed by too many choices. Each bingo board contains just six squares, and the game should be played as a "cover all" game. There are two boards per page; I recommend printing them on card stock and using a paper cutter to slice them in half before laminating them to make them last,
Because the board contains images of shapes instead of words, this game can be used for ESL students or for fun in any world language class. Shapes include the following:
To modify this game, consider having students take turns calling out the animals for additional speaking practice. I’ve also used it as low-key assessment by observing how students do as I call animals I see on their boards to check in on their receptive language skills.
Note that the shapes are all in black so students can focus only on the shape and not the color. For added challenge and more ways to use the game, you can edit the document in Word to make different colored shapes on each board as well.