Bingo Is the Name of the Game
- What: Bingo Set
- When: 2 years and up
- Why: Fun, educational, multiple ages
- Where: Amazon
My children have been fascinated by bingo for quite some time, first playing with an old set at a friend’s house years ago. I toyed with the idea of getting our own set, but never made it happen. Then we stumbled upon a tiny set for $1, and let me tell you, they love it.
I thought if we owned our own bingo set the kids might be less enthused, but I was wrong. They enjoy spinning the basket and getting the tiny balls out, then reading the numbers. Even without any bingo cards involved, they can enjoy this toy. It works great for number recognition for my youngest child, and the older kids love coming up with numbers to try and capture, like everyone’s age or their birth dates. I truly had no idea how much they could do with this set.
They also enjoy playing bingo, too. Thanks to loads of math bingo with grandparents, they know the rules for basic both bingo and blackout. Our set includes ten tiny cards complete with punch out markers. If you want more options, you can find a variety of bingo cards online to print, or kids can even make their own for more practice writing. Use tiny figures, coins, or even snacks like goldfish as markers, and you’re all set for some serious fun the entire family can enjoy over and over again.
Whether you invest in a set or make your own, you can’t go wrong with a game of bingo.