This is so funny–I created this bingo game ages and ages ago but never really shared it.
Here it is: Valentine’s Day Heart Bingo.
Super-basic and similar in layout and design as our Halloween Ghost Bingo, but, of course, all Valentinesy and lovey.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Valentine’s Day Heart Bingo:
This is a great one to print out and use for classroom parties, for playdates, or for any time that works for you.
It’s a good, calm-down bingo game with a Valentine’s Day theme.
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What you need to play:
- white cardstock (white works best)
- bingo markers (we use heart-shaped foamies!) but you can use conversation hearts, jewels, anything!
- teeny foam square from foam block set (or not–this absolutely not necessary!) to use as a die (write H-E-A-R-T on each side with a heart on the last one)
Prepare to play!
To prepare the game, all you need to do is print it. Then give each person a board and some bingo markers.
To play, the bingo caller rolls the die or flips the card. Instead of the big bingo roller in the normal bingo game, we used the die or we used the small cards with letters H-E-A-R-T on them. This is how we decided which column the card would be under.
Then the bingo caller flips a small card to show players which object should be covered. I created a small set of these cards and a larger set. The larger set has the name of the word written below the picture.
Bingo caller can say something like,
Okay, I flipped ‘H’ and the ‘fire heart’. Everyone look for the ‘fire heart’ under ‘H’–it looks like this. . .
Sweet! We’ve got an ‘E’ and the ‘happy guy’. Who has it? The ‘happy guy’ looks like this. . .
Okay friends, we’re looking at the ‘R’ column and the ‘love face’. This is everyone’s favorite. Who has the ‘love face’ under the ‘R’?
Remember, the first one with five in a row, shout ‘HEART’!!!
Especially for early readers, seeing the picture and reading the name is a better way of learning words and letter sounds.
And mention it, too, as you go. There’s really no harm in pointing to the words as you say them. Reminding kids that ‘heart’ is spelled H-E-A-R-T and that the winner needs to shout ‘heart’ instead of bingo!
Hey–if they learn nothing during this game other than how to spell ‘heart’, it’s a win. Heart’s a difficult word, friends.
And, like all bingo, the winner is the first player to have five objects covered in a row.
Or you can get crazy and play 4 Corners (each corner covered), Blackout (full board covered), or Small Square (small box of two on top and two below covered).
Whatever works, whatever you need.
Want a few more fun Valentine’s Day ideas? Check out:
- How to throw a rockstar Valentine’s Day class party
- Valentine’s Day Class party 2.0
- Musical Hearts
- Secret Message Valentines
- Bookmark Valentines
- Scratch-Off Ticket Valentines
- Valentine’s Day Lunchbox Notes
- HEART Bingo