Tips and Tricks

Uniquely Fun Halloween Bingo Tips and Tricks

Ahh Halloween…there is a chill in the air and a far-away howl echoing through the trees. As the days countdown, each becomes a little more spooky. With all the costumes, the parties, and the gobs of candy beckoning, it can be hard to keep your students paying attention to you.
Just like other activities, sometimes you need a new shock for your bingo game to keep it fun. A great way to clear out the cobwebs, and keep the little monsters from becoming zombies, is to allow different winning bingo configurations or add some zing with fun Halloween Bingo supplies.
The first step is to use the free online trial of Bingo Card Creator to create a set of bingo cards.

Once you got your Halloween Bingo cards, here are 5 frightfully fun ideas to keep their costumed heads in the game.

  • Instead of the traditional winning combination of a row, column, or diagonal, why not try the Witches Cauldron, Broomstick, Devil’s Pitchfork or Jack-O-Lantern? Print this free classroom poster to use as a visual aid during the game.
  • No prizes necessary! Give each child a mini cauldron filled with candy corns. Kids use the candy corns to cover their cards while playing bingo, and then have a fun souvenir to take home when it’s over.
  • Use Mini Stampers instead of bingo chips. Grab some fun Halloween Mini-Stampers for marking bingo cards. Let children keep their stamper at the end of the game or hang on to them for next year’s party.
  • Have the winner be the caller for the next game. Kids always love a chance to do something special. Letting the winner be the caller is a great reward and it helps reduce the odds of one person winning multiple times.
  • Give an extra prize if the winner has Bingo more than one way. This is a great strategy teaching tool. The kids will have to decide if they should yell “Bingo” as soon as they have a row, column, etc. or if they should wait and try to get bingo another way and win a better prize. See Spooktacular Bingo Variations for variations on winning patterns.

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