EARLY YEARS MATH EFL ESL TELLING TIME ENGLISH BINGO GAMES FOCUSING ON O'CLOCK
I'm really keen on 'games with goals' in my language learning classrooms and BINGO is the perfect multi-skill language learning game - the grids are easily differentiated, ensuring we can give our learners scaffolded challenge, at the same time ensuring that everyone can play - and has a great chance to win! I originally created these games for a small group of EFL/ESL learners, but they definitely work just as well for children who have English as a first language, and who are learning to tell time.
This set focuses solely on analog clock times, o'clock only, also including both midday and noon, and these two words, along with midnight, are distinguishable from 12 o’clock by the picture of a sun and moon respectively. I always ensure children are really confident with their numbers 1-12 before we start, and only ever introduce o'clock as a concept - when we're happy with o'clock, then we gradually move on.
The set includes 6 non-editable files in a zipped format:
File 1: 50 clock face 9-square grids, 2 per page (25 pages). I vary the ways we play - for example, I might give students a random selection of pages, and they select the order of grids they play from. I also sometimes cut out the grids, and place them in a small bowl or similar object on tables. Students then select grids randomly from the bowl. Depending on the size of your class, you should have several winners per game! The grids designed for all the squares to be crossed off in order to win the game.
File 2:: 30 English time phrases bingo 9-square grids, 2 per page (15 pages).
File 3: 20 mixed clock face and time phrase 9-square grids, 2 per page (10 pages).
File 4: 3 blank templates for clock face, time phrase and mixed clock face and time phrase games for students to create their own bingo grids for each other, and apply their language practically - my students really enjoy doing this!
File 5: 32 English calling cards, with all the time phrases written in full - this is great for students to be the caller too.
File 6: English counters you can laminate for students to play with — or keep it low-tech and use pens or pencils
THANKS AND ENJOY YOUR BINGO GAMES!