Adding a math twist to these bingo games for kids equals F-U-N on your next trip to the grocery store!
- To create a bingo card, fold a piece of paper in half. Then fold it in half again. Repeat until you have 16 squares. This will be a bingo card. Repeat step one twice to make two more cards.
- Look through several grocery store flyers for math-related prices and sale items you can use to fill two of the cards. For example, you might cut out ’3 for $1′ from a flyer and paste it to one square, cut and paste ‘Buy 1/Get 1 FREE’ to another, a picture of a container shaped like a cylinder pasted on another, and so forth until the card is filled. Here are some additional ideas: a picture of a dozen eggs, a 1-gallon container of something, a 5-pound bag of something, etc.
- On your next shopping trip, bring your two cards with you. Invite your child to play Bingo with you as you grocery shop. Bring a marker for each of you to mark your cards with.
- As you walk through the aisles, encourage your child to look for the items on the card. When an item is spotted, mark it with an X in the appropriate box. The first to get four items in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally wins BINGO!.
- Help your child to fill out the third blank card for your next shopping trip.