Tuesday, March 24

B-I-N-G-O (in French)

Inspired by the Italian version we got to play in Trani, the girls and I made our own Foreign Language BINGO game. Naturally we chose French as our language. Surprisingly, it was Audrey who was the most excited about both making the game and playing it.

It is basically played like any other BINGO game except with a few twists. Here's how to play:

What you need:
Game Mats
20-30 word cards
markers (instead of daubers)

1) Each player gets a game grid and a handful of markers (we used mini butterfly noodles. They happen to be Eva's current favorite noodle shape)

2) One player is the caller. The caller first gets to decide what type of pattern will be a BINGO - 4 corners, picture frame, 4 across the bottom or top, diagonal, black out - are some possibilities.

3)Next, the caller reads the word and shows the picture from the top card in the deck.

4) Players put a marker on the picture of the word called if they have it on their game mat.

5) Keep playing until someone gets BINGO!

6) New caller is chosen and another game is played (of course!)

7) Make it harder!! Read the word, but don't show the picture. Ooooo.

This is so fun for all ages. Audrey was absolutely able to play along, mostly by matching pictures. A perfect game to play with out of town guests.


Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Katy, I love this idea and I will have to make our own Italian version very soon for all of us...keep putting off that whole new language thing but I think Bingo might be a good way to start!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

I just left a long response to your book comments...can't figure out how to send it to you via e-mail via my blog....probably should have just e-mailed you directly! sorry!

jojoebi-designs said...

another twist is that if you get bingo you 'die' so the winner is the last one to get bingo - my older students liked this version!

StoreyJohnsons in Sud Italia said...

Bravissima Katy! I'm sure you will all have fun with your new game many times over. I'll be sure to tell Spencer that his Italian version was an inspiration.

Juleskis said...

I can't wait to come and play bingo..but not the hard way...I would need the picture too...unless it was in SPanish, then I might be able to do it. :)

Jessica said...

I love your bingo boards!!! Making boards (then playing bingo)is one of my students' favorite ways to learn new words.

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