I’ve got a fun free printable Christmas game for you today- Elf Bingo. This is your classic bingo game board and instructions, but the actual gameboard is a little more challenging than your average bingo. This is a great game to play with the middle-grade levels that are good readers and maybe up for more of a challenge when it comes to their bingo! Print these cards out for lots of fun and laughs at your class party, family gathering, or Christmas social.
So rather than having like “christmas tree” “elf” “gingerbread house” as the different squares, you can see that ALL the squares are Christmas elves. The person calling the bingo cards will have to say “mad elf” and then the kids will have to identify if any of the elves on their card are the mad elf. This makes it a little trickier than your average bingo. This would be a great game to play at an Elf themed party.
Christmas colored m&ms would make great markers and would be fun for the kids to snack on while you are playing. There are 10 cards so depending on the size of your group you could have multiple winners per round. To make the draw pile just cut out the first few pages of elves outlined in green.
How to Play Elf Bingo
- Download the Bingo Cards: To get started, download and print the Elf Bingo cards provided at the end of this blog post. Make sure you have enough cards for all your players.
- Gather Your Supplies: You’ll need some holiday-themed markers to cover the elves on your bingo cards. Red and green candies, small ornaments, or even small gingerbread cookies can be used as markers.
- Call Out the Elves: Assign one person as the “Elf Caller” who will draw elf names from a hat or a designated set of elf cards. These elf names should correspond to the ones on the bingo cards.
- Play the Game: As the “Elf Caller” announces the elves one by one, players will mark them on their bingo cards. The goal is to get four elves in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, and shout “Elf Bingo!” when they do.
- Win Prizes: Create a sense of competition and holiday fun by offering small prizes to the winners. This could be anything from festive treats to holiday-themed trinkets.
To make your holiday season brighter, here’s a free Elf Bingo printable game for you to enjoy. Just click on the link below to download and print your Elf Bingo cards:
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