Want to learn about bugs in a fun way? Take this Bug Bingo on a scavenger hunt or use it to learn about different types of bugs!
RELATED: Bug Sensory Bin
Bug Bingo – Free Printable Cards
Looking for a fun way to learn about bugs? Try this Bug Bingo! Pair this activity with a simple to make Bug Sensory Bin too!
If you need more activity inspiration – see our list of summer crafts for kids. Or see our craft books for kids.
This free printable includes 10 Bingo Cards. And if you have more kids you can double up and play in teams.
The printable also comes with a full page of calling cards.
You can also bring this with you on a nature scavenger hunt and see how many bugs you can spot!
Supplies Needed to Play Bug Bingo
- White Paper or Cardstock
- Bingo Markers – see marker options we suggest you use below
- Optional – Self Laminating Sheets
If you want to keep your bingo cards to reuse them every year, we recommend laminating them.
If you don’t laminate the cards and print them in black and white, Do-A-Dot Markers are great for this activity.
Bingo Marker Options
Marker Options: Buttons, beads, seeds, small stones, small pine cones, small wooden circles, small toy insects
Pencil or Markers: You can have kids cross out the spots with a marker or a dot marker. If you laminate the cards you can also use dry erase markers.
How to Set-Up a Bug Bingo Game
First print off the calling card and bingo cards (link to the free printable below).
- Cut out the calling cards and place them in a bowl or jar for selecting.
- Cut out the bingo cards. Each player gets a bingo card. If you have more than 10 players you can put kids into small groups to play together.
- When the image is called out, the player puts a marker on that image.
- When calling out the images – you can describe the image or show the picture.
- You can play for a line (5 in a row) or a full card. The first person to get a line says “Bingo!”. You can keep playing afterwards for more lines if you have more prizes to give out. There are 30 calling cards to choose from so a full card may result in having a few people winning at the same time depending on the number of players. We recommend playing mostly for lines because of this. Mix up the cards and start a new game after a few lines have been won.
How Can I Play With More People?
There are 10 unique cards included. If you have more than 10 players you can break them up into small groups and play in groups of 2-3 players. You can also hand out similar cards and have more than one winner at a time.
How to Print the Bingo Cards
Make sure you review the Print Preview before printing. Every printer is different so make sure you select “Print to Fit to Size” or look at the printer Scale Features (you can print at 90% scale) in your printer settings so that it does not print cut off if you are having issues.
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