Small Group Bingo Games

I love a good bingo game. However, I don’t play the games with the teacher at the front of the class with students as listeners. These games are designed to be played in groups of four. Cut out the cards and have students choose twelve to place on the bingo grid. One student is the caller and uses the caller card to select cards. The listening students respond appropriatly to questions or statements on the card until someone finally gets a bingo. In my classroom this is all or nothing, so all bingo wins. Then the students change roles, the winner is the new caller, and everyone changes their board to play again.

I used envelopes to store the cards and laminated the bingo grids, and caller cards so I could use them multiple times.

 

This is an excellent practice activity and can be used by students at beginner, intermediate or advanced level with a little tweaking. This is a great exercise for any EFL/ESL classroom to engage in fun and put students in charge of learning.

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