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Why Bingo Cards are a Useful Tool for the Classroom

Bingo is not just a fun pastime game. It is actually a useful tool for achieving different classroom goals and for use in different activities like content review, learning letters and numbers, teaching new information, and encouraging overall discussions. Here are some ideas for using printable bingo cards in the classroom:

  1. Reviewing Material: Bingo cards can be used to review material that was previously taught. Teachers can lead activities where students mark off answers related to a particular topic or question that is being reviewed.
  2. Vocabulary Building: Printable bingo cards or a virtual bingo game can also be used to teach vocabulary. Bingo cards containing words and their definitions can be used in a similar way to bingo cards that are used at the beginning of a unit, or for reviewing lessons. Students would follow the same process of marking off each word as they hear them during the lecture or discussion.
  3. Test Preparation: Bingo game cards are a great option to be played in the classroom since they are an actual fun and interactive way to prepare for tests. The process remains the same. Teachers can create bingo cards with questions that are likely to appear on the test, and students can mark off the answers as they hear them. The students are able to review material and engage with it, keeping it fun because it's oriented as a game.
  4. Classroom Management: Bingo boards can also be used as a classroom management tool. With this approach, teachers can create bingo cards with positive behaviors or tasks that they want their students to exhibit or complete, and then students can mark off the tasks as they complete them throughout the day or week. Instead of a one-off group activity, this one allows participation and collaboration over time, based on the main goal of the activity.

Bingo Card Ideas By Grade Level

Elementary School

Sight Word Bingo: Use a bingo template maker and create your own bingo cards on paper with sight words. This is a fun and engaging way for young kids to learn and practice reading sight words.

Math Facts Bingo: Create a blank bingo sheet with math problems and have students fill in their own bingo cards with the answers. This is a great way to make math facts practice more interactive and fun.

Bingo for Classroom Management: Create your own bingo card with positive behavior goals (e.g. "raise your hand before speaking," "help a classmate," etc.) and reward students who fill their bingo card with a prize.

Middle School

Literary Device Bingo: Use a blank bingo sheet to create a game that helps students identify and analyze literary devices such as simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole. This can be a fun and interactive way to help students improve their understanding of literary analysis.

Vocabulary Bingo: Create a bingo template with vocabulary words from a particular unit or lesson. This is a great way to help students learn new words and reinforce their understanding of key terms. Additionally, for this template activities can be focused on synonyms, parts of speech, homophones, and even foreign languages.

Historical Event Bingo: Create your own bingo card with historical events and have students use their knowledge of history to fill in their cards. This can be a fun and interactive way to review important events, places, notable figures and dates.

High School

Test Review Bingo: Create a blank bingo sheet with test review questions and have students fill in their own bingo cards with the answers. This can be a fun and engaging way to review for a test or quiz.

Shakespeare Bingo: Use a bingo template to create a game that helps students identify and analyze themes and motifs in Shakespearean plays. This can be a fun way to make Shakespeare more accessible and engaging.

Current Events Bingo: Use a bingo card creator and generate a template based on current events topics and have students fill in their cards based on their knowledge of current events. This can be a fun way to keep kids engaged and informed about current events and it is applicable across most subject areas, especially the social sciences.

If you would like more bingo card examples, check out our ideas by subject area!

Bingo Card Ideas By Subject


  • Create bingo worksheets and cards with addition, subtraction, multiplication or division problems and have students solve them to mark off the spaces.
  • Make bingo boards with different shapes or patterns and have your class identify them by name or properties.
  • Use bingo cards to teach fractions or decimals. Write fractions or decimals on the bingo squares and have students convert them to the other format.

Language Arts

  • Create bingo cards with vocabulary words or literary terms and have students find examples of them in a text.
  • Play bingo with sight words or spelling words.
  • Use bingo to teach parts of speech. Write nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs on the bingo squares and have students identify them in sentences.


  • Create bingo card designs with different animals, plants or scientific concepts and have students identify or describe them.
  • Use bingo to teach the periodic table. Write the elements on the squares and have students mark off the ones you call out.
  • Make bingo cards with different parts of the human body or systems and have kids identify or describe them.

Social Studies

  • Create bingo cards with different countries or landmarks and have students identify or locate them on a map.
  • Use bingo to teach U.S. or World History. Write important dates or events on the bingo squares and have students mark them off as you call them out.
  • Make bingo cards with different branches of government or political terms and have students identify or explain them.

When creating bingo cards for use in the classroom, it is best to avoid making the game too difficult for the students by including complex vocabulary or concepts that are beyond their level of comprehension. It is also important to ensure that the game is fair and balanced, with an equal chance for all players to win. Finally, teachers should avoid using copyrighted content without permission, and should always give credit for any images or ready made materials used in the creation of the bingo cards. If possible, you can try to play virtual bingo games with students, but only if everyone is able to participate.

How to Make a Bingo Card Worksheet


Choose One of the Premade Bingo Templates

We have lots to choose from! Take a look at our colorful example to see how they can be used!


Click on "Copy Template"

Once you do this, you will be directed to the storyboard creator.


Give Your Worksheet a Name!

Be sure to call it something related to the topic so that you can easily find it in the future.


Edit Your Worksheet

This is where you will get creative! Time to include directions, a background, specific questions or numbers and images, and make any aesthetic features that you would like. The options are endless!


Click "Save and Exit"

When you are finished with your worksheet, click this button in the lower right hand corner to exit your storyboard.


Next Steps

From here you can print, download as a PDF, attach it to an assignment and use it digitally, and more!

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    • Frequently Asked Questions about Bingo Card Worksheets

      What are some of the features I should try to include when creating a bingo card template?

      Look for a bingo card maker tool that allows you to customize each square, select your own theme, choose a color scheme, add words or images, and generate unique variations of bingo cards. Additionally, it is useful if the tool is easy to use and provides access to ready-made bingo card templates.

      How do I ensure that each bingo card has an equal chance of winning?

      When creating bingo cards, make sure that the squares are randomly filled with words or images. You can use a bingo card generator that shuffles the words or images to create unique cards for each player. Additionally, you can play multiple rounds of the game, so every student has a chance to win.

      Are there different types of bingo cards?

      Yes, there are different types of bingo cards. The most common types include the traditional 5x5 grid with a free space in the center, the 4x4 grid used for younger children or shorter games, and the 3x3 grid used for very young children or as a quick warm-up activity. Additionally, there are picture bingo cards, where images are used instead of numbers or words, and themed bingo cards that use specific categories such as animals or famous landmarks.

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