December is National Bingo Month. Beyond Grandma heading down to the local American Legion for bingo night every Monday, bingo has become a parent-saving pastime for long road trips. Hours can be wasted spent finding random objects on the side of the road.
Today I am sharing one of my favorite road trip games for our many drives to Florida including printables of the square fillers and game board.
- Print out the bingo ideas and game board
- Use the bingo ideas below to create the game boards.
- Give each child a marker
- As the child sees an item on their game board they use the marker to cross it off
BINGO CARD SQUARE FILLERS
To print the fillers right click on the picture select “Print Picture”
To print the card right click on the picture select “Print Picture”
By giving you blank playing card you can create new game boards after each round making it possible keep the game going without boredom. It also makes it so the older kids don’t have the advantage of knowing their game board each game… not that any of your dear sweet children would cheat.
Wanna keep the game going even longer without boredom? Play multiple ways. Start with traditional Bingo (ie. 5 across, down or diagonal) then move onto these variations.
I don’t actually recommend doing a Blackout game as it can be very difficult to fill the entire board therefore boredom will set in for the little ones. However, if you are headed on a long journey then this is a great game to keep going for the entire trip.
Sue Nowicki is an alumnae of the 2014/15 Disney Parks Moms Panel. She splits her time between planning her next Walt Disney World vacation and being team mom to ten high-energy volleyball players where she fills the roles of secretary, navigator, head cheerleader, treasurer, athletic trainer and team psychologist. You can follow her on Twitter @JazzinDisneyMom.