Free Printable Hanukkah Bingo
Hanukkah 2020 will be quite different for many due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Now if you are anything like us, you will be looking for fun things to do indoors with family and friends during Hanukkah – the Festival of Lights. So why not print out and play our Free Printable Hanukkah Bingo set!
If you want more fun games to play this Hanukkah, why not download our Free Printable Hanukkah Activity Set!
500 Years of BINGO
Did you know that Bingo originated in Italy way back in 1530, when they operated a lottery called “Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia” and that even today it still played every Saturday!
From Italy, the game made its way to France in the late 1770s, where it was called “Le Lotto”, and was played predominantly amongst the wealthy. Germany played a similar version of the game in the 1800s, used mainly as a child’s game to help students learn math, spelling, and history.
The British took the game to the next level. In the early 20th century bingo halls started popping up all over the United Kingdom, particularly in the East End of London where they developed “Bingo Lingo” based on cockney rhyming slang.
The game arrived in the US in the late 1920’s and was originally called “beano”. It was at a country fair game where a dealer would select numbered discs from a cigar box and players would mark their cards with beans. They yelled “beano” if they won. Edwin S. Lowe, New York toy salesman, renamed the game “bingo” after he overheard someone accidentally yell “bingo” instead of “beano”.
How to play hanukkah BINGO
Hanukkah Bingo works best for 3-10 players. In order to play Hanukkah Bingo you will need to download and print the Fun Crafts Kids Free Printable Hanukkah Bingo set.
The Free Printable Hanukkah Bingo set includes:
- 10 x different Bingo scorecards (download them via the printable button below!)
- 1 x caller card (25x square caller cards with Hanukkah shapes)
In addition, you will need the following household items:
- Scissors to cut out the 25x square calling cards
- A box or bag for the caller cards
- Bingo chips – maybe use coins, poker chips, games counters or pieces of paper
- Cut out the 25x square caller cards
- Shuffle caller cards and put into the box or bag so that the caller or players cannot see!
- Nominate a caller who will read out the caller cards to the players
- Give a Bingo scorecard to each player (up to 10-players)
- Give each player 15 Bingo chips – worthwhile having a few extra to hand just in case players run out!
- Now you are ready to play!
Playing Hanukkah Bingo
The game is played on a Bingo scorecard made up of 25 squares — if you get 5 squares in a row, column, or diagonal, you win!
- The Caller takes the caller cards.
- Players take the bingo cards.
- The caller randomly draws a square caller card and calls from the bag or box out the Hanukkah shape and then show the players the card.
- Players then look at their Bingo scorecard to see if they have the Hanukkah shape called out. If yes, then place a bingo chip over the shape.
- Repeat the process until one player has filled all the patterns in a column, row, or diagonal and shouts “Bingo”.
- The first player to fill all the patterns in a column, row or diagonal and shouts “Bingo” wins the game. The louder the shout the better!
25 HANUKKAH CRAFTS – THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Are you still looking for some cute and quirky Hanukkah crafts? Then why not go to Red Ted Art where they have complied 25 Hanukkah crafts, decorating ideas and gift ideas. We found this a great resource with great ideas for Dreidels, Menorah crafts and Gelt Bags. Hopefully something for everyone!