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This week is Bug Week!! We love bugs and we are excited to share some simple ways that we’ve been playing and learning with a bug theme at our house. Each day this week we’ll share different activities to go along with our theme.
Today we played Bug Bingo. This is a super simple color activity for kids and we used our favorite bug counters from Learning Resources.
I made some really basic color bingo boards for us to play with. You could use them with other types of counters too, since they don’t have any bug pictures on them (just cut off the header).
You can download our bingo boards below. There are four of them. They aren’t the most amazing bingo boards I have ever made, but my kids sure did have fun with them… and we played several rounds, so that worked for me. Print them out on cardstock and laminate them if you want them to last.
Materials Needed: counters, a colored dice, and a bingo board for each person
Put counters in the middle of your playing area. Then let each person take a turn rolling the colored die. Whatever color the die lands on is the color bug that everyone puts on their board.
The first person to get three in a row wins!!
If you don’t have a colored die, just cut up a few pieces of colored paper (same colors as the board) and put them in a bowl. Close your eyes and draw a new color each time.
This is a simplified quick version of bingo. You can also play “blackout” and have the kids see who can cover the entire board first. It might have a surprising result. 🙂 Try it and let me know how it goes.
The kids had fun talking about the colors on the board and picking which bug they wanted to have on each colored spot.
There are loads of different bug counters on Amazon if you don’t want to purchase the Learning Resources ones.
Do you have any other favorite bug themed crafts or activities or books you could share with us? Head on over to our Bug Week landing page to see the other activities as we share them this week.
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