Allow children to learn about things associated with the December
holiday season through this bingo game! This is a great addition to your
holiday themed math center, and it is especially perfect to play during
groups. I hope your students enjoy Happy Holidays Bingo! Graphics such
a holiday cookies, snowmen, snow globes, and winter owls, etc. are on
the bingo cards.
Bingo games are wonderful for introducing
children to math skills such as finding matches, for improving critical
thinking skills, for improving concentration skills, and just for
making learning into a fun game!
Laminate cards. Cut out
the bingo cards, and cut out the calling cards. The bingo cards should
just be trimmed along the black border; the calling cards should be cut
into small, individual cards. Call out the holiday pictures and
colors. Let children use bingo daubers, dot markers, dry erase markers,
or math counters to mark their squares. Play as a typical game of
bingo. If markers are used, just wipe the laminated cards clean to be
Game includes six Bingo cards plus calling cards.
Standards used in this resource are Head Start Early
Learning Outcomes Framework Standards: Infant Toddler Domains up to
36 Months and Preschooler Domains.
Infant Toddler Domains: Cognition: Emergent Mathematical Thinking
Goal IT-C 10. Child uses matching and sorting of objects or people to understand similar and different characteristics.
goal is met by children understanding whether the card you hold up is
similar or different to the objects on their bingo card; the children
will determine whether or not they have a match.
Preschooler Domains: Mathematics Development: Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Goal P-MATH 6. Child understands addition as adding to and understands subtraction as taking away from.
goal is met by children adding dots to their bingo cards. They will
have to keep adding to their dots until they have nine dots to complete
Preschooler Approaches to Learning: Cognitive Self-Regulation (Executive Functioning)
Goal P-ATL 6. Child maintains focus and sustains attention with minimal adult support.
Goal P-ATL 7. Child persists in tasks.
Goal P-ATL 8. Child holds information in mind and manipulates it to perform tasks.
Other standards might also be met as conversations happen during the bingo game.
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