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New Year Bingo Game

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 25 pages | Grades: 1 - 5

Celebrate all the best things about New Year’s Eve with this set of 20 BINGO game boards and 24 themed word cards.

Make your class or home New Year’s Eve party even more festive while you count down to January 1!  

🥳 What to Know About New Year BINGO

We created this game for students to play in the downtime surrounding your school’s winter break. It also works well as an indoor recess activity or a brain break in the first few weeks of January!

To play, students listen to the calling card and cover the picture of the word if it appears on their BINGO board:

  • balloon
  • bowtie
  • cake
  • calendar
  • confetti
  • countdown
  • cupcake
  • disco ball
  • firework
  • fireworks
  • glasses
  • Happy New Year
  • midnight
  • music
  • New York
  • noisemaker
  • party hat
  • smile
  • sparkler
  • star
  • television
  • thirty-one
  • top hat
  • twelve

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

In addition to 5-in-a-row, play alternate forms of BINGO like 4 Corners, + Plus Sign, Blackout, X-Out. 

Support students who need help understanding the concepts by pairing teams to work together to identify the words. 

Challenge fast finishers who already understand the concept to produce rhyming words for each word on their game boards. 

Get our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies here! 

More Ways To Use New Year BINGO

We created this resource as an independent practice center activity. We also suggest using it to reinforce your small group and full-class lessons in the following ways: 

🕛 Match Me If You Can

In your guided reading group, divide the calling cards equally amongst players. Use a gameboard and go through each image one at a time and say the word as a group. The student who has the calling card lays it down face up. The first person to have all their cards face up wins.

🎩 Swat 

During small group instruction, create a grid of calling cards on top of a table and give each student a fly swatter. Read the word on one of the cards. The first student to swat the word card correctly sets the card aside in their own pile to keep score. The student with the most cards wins. 

🎉 Upcycle into Playing Cards

Print 2 sets of calling cards for students to play card games like Match It, Go Fish, or Snap. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. A teacher recording sheet is also included. 


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