Playing games with kids is a great way to teach them about different holidays and celebrations. This Lunar New Year Bingo is a printable game that’s perfect for a classroom party or for a fun game to play at home!
It’s a great way to teach kids about Chinese and Asian traditions while having fun. Lunar New Year celebrates the arrival of spring. Lunar New Year in 2023 is on Sunday, Jan. 22, and celebrates the Year of the Rabbit.
Bingo is a classic game that teaches kids to match and create lines, and you can use our templates to print your own game at home. Each template comes with 10 cards and a calling card through a download link at the bottom of this post. There’s one version in black and white and one in full color.
If you want to reuse the cards over and over, we recommend getting some self-laminating sheets so you can use markers to wipe them off after each game.
More Lunar New Year Ideas:
What You’ll Need:
- Lunar New Year Bingo template (available at the bottom of this post)
- Paper or cardstock paper
- Tokens – you can use candy, stickers, little toys, scrap paper, or let them write on the pages!
- Self-laminating sheets (optional, but recommended to make the cards reusable)
How to Play Bingo:
- Start by giving each player a different card. They can put one of their tokens on the free space to start. Let the players know if they’re going to try to fill out the entire square or make a row to win.
- Then, the caller can begin by drawing a card from the calling pile and calling it out. Encourage kiddos to mark the item and make sure they’re picking the right one.
- Next, continue calling out the picture shown until someone has five-in-a-row and calls bingo.
- Finally, check their card to see if they did get a bingo and continue to play with the remaining players or start over! You can give candy for prizes, or just play for fun.
Tips and Ideas:
- Going on a road trip? This makes a great game for a car ride!
- You can reuse these sheets again and again! If you’re having children mark on them, consider laminating them and reusing them with a reusable marker.
Printable Download Links:
This downloadable PDF set includes 10 designs of bingo cards as well as a calling card in black and white.
Printable Download Link and Preview Image(s):
This downloadable PDF set includes 10 designs of bingo cards as well as a calling card in full color.
Other Printable Games to Play:
- Winter Bingo
- Word Search