I have been searching the Internet for a Christmas version of BINGO, but something easy enough for 2 and 3 year olds to understand. I was just about to give up and make my own, when I finally came across this site that you can pick your occasion and it generates the BINGO cards and caller sheet! I renamed ours SANTA (instead of BINGO) This was definitely be easy enough for Monkey and his friends to understand.
So I printed out a few cards on regular computer paper and then cut them out and glued them on to construction paper to make them a little stronger. I did the same with the Caller Sheet.
Next it was time to play. We used a block and rolled it onto the Caller Sheet, and whatever it landed on, Monkey and his friends searched for on their cards. We marked off the squares with left over construction paper from the backing of the cards!
Monkey was really excited when he got his first BINGO. I told him to yell BINGO once all his pictures were covered, but he so did not understand what BINGO meant! He pretty much thought I was crazy!
Once we played about a hundred or so times, Monkey decided he wanted to name each item on the caller sheet and then cover it up as he called it out. AND once again, this sneaky mom was a-ok with that because he was working on his fine motor skills to get those squares placed perfectly!
I LOVED playing BINGO with the kids today. Monkey really liked it and it was so easy to make. I love that DLTK has it set up that you can make the games for pretty much every occasion, season, event etc. that you can think of! I know we will be doing this one again soon!