One of the benefits of not watching much live television is that I get to fast-forward through all the commercials when I do sit down to watch a program (and I can do the same for the kids). Soon every other commercial on tv will be a political ad and my finger will be pressing that fast forward button! In just a few short months, there will be a new president of the United States. I would much rather talk about the election with a healthier activity. Enter the Election Vocabulary Bingo activity for kids.
GETTING READY TO PLAY ELECTION VOCABULARY BINGO
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Materials Needed: election vocabulary bingo sheets (free printable below), definition cards (free printable below) and counters (candies, buttons, crackers, etc.)
Just print out the bingo sheets. I’ve included 4 FREE printable bingo boards and definition cards that are in color. If you prefer a set of 20 in color, you can visit my store and download the full sets for $1.50. Each board is different in the set. You could laminate the boards if you want to use them for years to come.
20 COLOR BINGO BOARDS AND DEFINITION CARDS
The set of 20 costs just $1.50. Just click the button below or visit our store to take you to the shopping cart. You will be sent a downloadable set via email. Then, print and enjoy.
Cut out the 24 definition cards and place them in a stack.
Give each child a handful of counters. We used red, white and blue M&Ms . You could also use counting cubes, presidential cookies, or buttons.
PLAYING ELECTION VOCABULARY BINGO
Have the kids cover up their free spot (vote sticker) in the middle of the board.
Read a definition. Each child should place a marker on the word that matches the definition. Get five in a row or column and call, “VICTORY” to win.
If you are playing with one child, you could call out the word. Then, the child defines the word in a child-friendly definition. If correct, they word space is covered with a playing piece.