Monday, November 11, 2013

Time Saving/No Prep/ Student-made BINGO boards

Today I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' for a time saver that I use in my classroom all of the time. 

It ain't pretty, but it's one of my favs!
This can be done over and over all year long with different skill levels. We do it as a whole class activity.  My kinders love it!  Demonstrate how to make 2 lines down and 2 across, like a tic-tac-toe, but all the way to the edges.  It doesn't really matter if the lines aren't perfectly, evenly spaced.  Just have students count their spaces to make sure they have nine.  They choose their words to write in the nine spaces referring to your word wall or other list.  We play blackout Bingo until one student "wins".  The winner's prize is the privilege of reading all of their words to the class!  You can also do the same thing with letters, sounds, CVC words and even numbers.   
Last, they use their paper again, this time at a station, to stamp the sight words.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Yes!! I love doing these and I think the student's get so much more out of it!

    1. So nice to hear that someone else does this, and a famous teacher at that! Stay posted for my post tomorrow, "Do Not Abuse Alcohol". Do I have you thinking? Thanks for taking the time to comment.
      Have a fabulous week!

  2. Hi! I found your blog through Blog Hoppin’ We are THANKful for Linky Party!

    I love the student made bingo cards! I definitely think that this is more beneficial then just handing out the overly priced teacher store bingo cards.

    Check out my post for today’s Time-Savers! It is in the same post as a couple of my new TpT products. Be one of the first five to comment and chose one for a freebie!
    If You Give a Teacher a Treat

    1. Did it! I think I'm number 5...PHEW!!!
      Thanks Lindsay!