5 Easy Ways to Make Bingo More Fun at Halloween!

Spiders and spooky eyeballs! Oh, my! 

Halloween is such a fun holiday that even bingo can be made more fun this month! It is quick and easy to do and elicits more language from your students than traditional bingo. Combine the bingo game with questions, task cards, or descriptions and it is so easy to address goals!

5 easy ways to have more fun with Bingo this Halloween!

Making Bingo more fun at Halloween! Tips from Looks Like Language!

Tape any Halloween themed pictures that you like to the bottom of plastic containers with compartments. I used four empty ravioli plastic containers, but cookie containers are great, too. 

Making Bingo more fun at Halloween! Tips from Looks Like Language!

Then, get some really cool Halloween toys that are safe to toss for the game. I found some eyeballs and spiders to toss that my students like, but you can find cuter versions for younger kids. 

There are lots of variations for playing this game, but the way I’m playing this year is using inference cards.  Read the inference card out loud and the first student to say the correct name gets to toss their Halloween spider or eyeball. 

* If they land on the target, their game marker stays there. 
* If not, their eyeball or spider gets removed and the next student gets a try. 
* Play continues until someone gets 3 in a row. 
* If time runs out first, the student with the most items tossed in the game is the winner.

Other variations include:
Rapid naming race: Students start their Halloween toy in a corner of the board and have to move across the rows (or up and down the columns) to get to the other side to win. According to their needs, they have to rapidly name (the Halloween item, a describing word for the pictured item, an associated item, etc) for each square within the time limit. When they take too long or get blocked, they stop and it is the next person’s turn.

Individual No-Toss Play: Separate the picture boards and the associated inference cards so that each student has their own. Place their inference cards in a pile in front of them. Students take turns reading the cards and making an inference, covering the picture if they are correct. If incorrect, place the inference card back on the bottom of the pile to replay. The first student to fill their game board wins.

Use Your Language: Have the students toss first and then correctly define, describe, or use the vocabulary in  a sentence in order to keep their Halloween item in the game.

Play ‘BumpHave the students provide whatever their typical target is before tossing. All tossed Halloween items stay wherever they land unless someone lands on top of them. Then they get bumped back to the student. The first person to get the designated number in a row wins.

I use this game idea for Halloween, but if your students love it, you can change out the vocabulary and play it for any holiday!

Check out all of the activities included in Halloween Costume Activities!

Don't have time to find all those pictures yourself? Believe me, I know how time consuming it can be!

Then click here to check out a detailed preview for Halloween Costumes. There are so many activities included!
If you want even more activities to make your mixed groups easier, also take a peek at the Halloween Inference Game.

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I hope you are having a spooktacular time leading in to Halloween!


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