Welcome back to another fun edition of Cranetivities! You can access last week’s and all of our editions of Cranetivities here. This week we have a simple and fun activity: NATURE BINGO!
The goal of nature bingo is to win by putting checks on the paper and by experiencing the natural world around you. No matter where you live, you can hear birds, see flowers and find natural spaces to explore.
Activity Description: Are you looking for a new way to enjoy the outdoors? Turn a walk around the block into a scavenger hunt with the International Crane Foundation’s bingo game!
Grades: All ages
Time estimate: 30 minutes to one hour
Topics covered: Natural history and nature exploration
Materials needed: Internet connection, printer, something to write with, or a tablet or smartphone to bring with you outside
Adult involvement: Minimal and join in if you want to have fun, too!
Indoor or outdoor: Outdoor
Each Bingo card is unique and allows for competition among siblings, family members and friends!
It’s pretty simple. : Choose a bingo card from one of the links above. Each one is unique. If more than one person playing, each player should use a different bingo card. Take the bingo cards outside and explore! Try to find the items on your bingo card.
For example, if you or your child find a log, look under it! On the bingo card above, you could then cross out “Looked under a log” on the third row down, second column across. Try to be the first person to get BINGO, by completing all the items in a row, column or diagonally. If you want to reuse a card, you could just put a small tick mark in each box.
It’s pretty simple! As you and your family complete their ‘Bingo,’ remember that the prize is the exploration and adventure you’ve shared along the way.
We hope you have fun enjoying the last days of summer! This bingo game is warm-weather focused. If you enjoy it, let us know on social media! We would love to make a winter-themed nature bingo version for you.
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