Looking for great review games? How about some B-I-N-G-O! It’s a tried-and-true student favorite in every classroom, and surely will be in yours too!
I am one of these people who needs to move, move, move, and I can only imagine that those fidgety cute kids in my classroom are feeling the same way day after day! I like to get them up and moving around, so I look for ways to do that while learning at the same time. One way I do this is through a Human Bingo Game. Here’s how it works: buy two shower curtains (I buy the cheap ones at a dollar store) and a big black Sharpie marker. The bigger the better! Then draw 20 squares on each of the shower curtains (for a total of 40). There is no free space. So how does it work? Great question! One way to do it is to divide your students up into four teams (each board is used by two teams) and use something to designate them as a team. I use colored index cards hanging on a string necklace. Give each student a vocabulary card, math fact, or review card (the possibilities for review games are endless!) labeled with each of the squares (B1, I2, N3, G4, O5 so on). The teacher then calls a letter and number, such as I2, and the student holding that card has to give the definition, solve the math fact, or give the answer. If the student answers correctly, he or she gets to stand on that spot on the BINGO “board.” The first team to stand four-in-a-row, vertically, horizontally, or in four corners wins! Keep in mind this can be used for any kind of review games. I hope you enjoy this game as much as I do!