ThE ABOVE BINGO GAME VIDEO was recorded in online English Christmas party classes with children aged 5-10 in Japan.
Online compatible : Yes – The act of drawing letters from a bag is less fun if the children aren’t able to physically remove each one themselves, as will be the case in online classes. To give students a greater sense of interaction, and as long as the teachers camera is suitably portable, a teacher could write the letters of the alphabet on the board. Then with a projectile firing device in one hand, such as suction dart firing toy guns that are often available at dollar stores, and the camera resting above the gun, students can take turns directing the teacher to fire at the letters on the board. Teams cross the letters that the darts hit off from their bingo sheets.
Age group : Best played by students aged between 6 to 10
Preparation time : Time taken to print each team copies of Appendix D
Number of players : Works equally well in groups as in private classes
Objective : To be the first team to get a line of 4
Hand out printed copies on Appendix D to each team. Each team fills in the boxes of the appendix with random letters of the alphabet. Make sure teams havent simply copied one another, because the game will not work if the bingo sheets are the same. At each turn allow one student to close their eyes and draw an alphabet flashcard from the bag and announce it to the class. All teams find the letter on their bingo sheets and color in the box with their prefered choice of color crayon. When a team successfully colors a line of 4 boxes, theycall out “bingo” and have won the game.
PERMISSION IS GIVEN TO EDIT AND PRINT THE APPENDICES FOR USE IN THE CLASSROOM.