UPDATE: We’re not quite finished yet. But we wanted everyone to see what we’re working on. We should have the PDF available soon. We’re having some technical challenges to prevent people and robots from stealing our work.
Here’s a fun game that combines two of our favorite games into one: the Scavenger Hunt and Bingo. You can play alone or with a friend or family member. It’s the perfect game while we all stay-at-home.
I love to garden, and I’m always surprised at what I find. My garden gets bigger every day. Then one day it has a flower. And another day it has a tomato. Where did that come from!? I’m always finding new plants — some people call them weeds. The wind blows seeds into my yard, or sometimes birds drop seeds as they fly past. There is almost always a weird bug to be found on plant or in the ground. A lot of birds, butterflies and bees like to visit my garden. I have a flock of goldfinch live nearby. Last year, we had a family of raccoons. And, there is a possum, too. I could go on. I feel like there is a whole world just in my backyard, and I’m excited at what I might find this year.
So, I made this bingo scavenger hunt game to help you find all kinds of new things in your backyard, too.
It’s simple: Can you find 5 of these common objects in a row?
We’ve purposely drawn some of the objects to look mysterious. For example, is that a ball or a rock? Is that a hummingbird or mosquito? Or, is that an acorn or a symbol for any kind of seed? You get to decide!
Hint: You might want go outside twice: once in the day and once at night.
Play with a friend
We’ve included three different bingo boards so that you can play with a friend. You can try it once in your backyard and once in theirs. Are there any differences? Did you make any new discoveries? Write them down on the bottom of you bingo card.
Create your own bingo board
Once you make some new discoveries in your backyard, you will be ready to make your own bingo board and challenge a friend. This is a blank card so that you can cut apart our pictures and glue them on the board in any order. Or, you can draw your own pictures. Try to add some of your new discoveries. You can also make some new rules. For example, is the center square a freebie? Then trade boards with a friend and have fun.
Download the PDF. (Coming soon.)
You’ll get a high-res PDF suitable for printing nice 8.5 x 11″ bingo cards at home. Each PDF comes with 3 boards. The last board is blank, so you make your own bingo board. Each board has instructions on it. We’ve also included instructions below, so that you can see what you are getting.
Thanks and we hope you have fun.