Add This Game to Your Thanksgiving Celebration or Our Virtue Lesson on Thankfulness and You Will Have Smiles Coming Your Way.
Our Thanksgiving bingo game can accommodate up to fifteen players and uses simple colorful picture graphics instead of traditional numbers. This makes it perfect for readers or non-readers.
To prep and play simply print out the playing cards and laminate if desired. Print out the call-out cards and cut them apart on the black lines. Printing them on cardstock or heavier bond paper is best. Once cut, you may place them all face down in a stack and simply flip a new card each turn or you can choose to glue them onto a juice can lid for added fun and suspenseful play. We usually just put all of our juice can lid pieces in a big plastic bowl or jar, whip them around a few times and put them out one at a time.
If you chose to laminate your cards with a heat laminate, then you could use a crayon, wipe off overhead projector pen, dry erase pen, or washable felt marker to mark the cards. If not you can use beans, buttons, macaroni, or plastic chips from the dollar store.
Each of the graphics used in this game has been specially selected to represent things we should be thankful for. As an added bonus to this game, there are three discussion sheets with suggestions for how each individual graphic can tie into our modern and spiritual life.
As a teaching aid for Our Virtue Lesson on Thanksgiving, this is a great way to begin a discussion about what and why we should be thankful for different things in our life and the world around us. This could also be a game in itself using just the call-out cards and asking children to come up with as many different reasons that each graphic was chosen.
Focus: Recognizing blessings in one's life
Theme: Thankfulness, Thanksgiving, bingo, game