If you are searching for an engaging and easy activity, try this Butterfly Bingo! This would be great follow-up activity for kids that have been learning the butterfly life cycle or a fun spring or summer game.
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Butterfly Bingo – Free Printable Cards
Pair this Bingo with a butterfly life cycle activity for a fun spring or summer learning activity.
Print off the cards and you can bring this to the park with you! See if you can spot any butterflies or any of the same colored flowers. You can even collect some wild flowers from the grass and use them as your markers.
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 either choose the images at random or cut up the cards and put them in a basket, bowl or jar.
Supplies Needed To Play Butterfly 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
Candy Options: Skittles, Jelly Beans, M&M’s
Non-Candy Options: Small toy butterflies, Colored pom poms, Pony beads, flowers or stones
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 Butterfly 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.
- Use shells or small stones as markers. 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. There are a few of the same images of butterflies and flowers in different colors. Calling out the yellow butterfly or showing the card to kids when it’s chosen will be easier for them to identify it on their bingo card.
- 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.
Free Printable Butterfly Bingo Cards
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