Today I would like to introduce you to a game that is not only great fun for the students, but with which you can practically (learn, repeat) the English numbers on the side: the bingo game.
Either the children get a game plan or they draw a field of nine on a sheet of paper. Then it can go…
If, for example, the number range from 0 to 10 is involved, the pupils should enter any nine numbers from 0 to 10 on their bingo board. However, each number can only be used once.
After the children have filled in all the fields, the teacher reads any nine numbers from the respective number range in English. The order does not matter at all. Here, too, each number can only appear once.
The pupils should color-mark (circle, etc.) all numbers given by the teacher. The winner is the one who first ticks three correct numbers in a row (horizontal, vertical, diagonal).
So that the game does not end immediately after the first bingo, the game can also be played up to a double bingo. In a double bingo, the child who first gets two correct three numbers in a row wins.
Due to the fact that the game is ready so quickly and the children have so much fun, it makes sense to play the bingo more often. For example, at the beginning or end of the lesson or before the holidays or after a test. It is also conceivable that the winner collects points with every game.
With the expansion of the number range (e.g. up to 100) you can vary the numbers that the children use or are allowed to write on the game board. Of course, it must be clarified in advance which number range is involved in the respective game, otherwise there are too many options and it takes too long to determine a winner.
Of course, you can also play bingo in a substitute hour or as a little surprise in between.
Educational games are not only very popular with children, they also encourage strategic thinking and dealing with numerical properties. You can find more ideas and suggestions under these links: