Six dice, a piece of paper and a pencil is everything you need for this game. Dice Bingo is a fun pastime, but also a subtle way to practise numeracy skills. As a bonus, my kids called out the numbers in three languages (German, Croatian, English) and made the game even more entertaining.
Interesting facts about bingo:
- Bingo cards were first used by the Germans in the 1800s as an educational tool.
- US bingo cards have 5×5 squares while UK bingo cards have 3 rows and 9 columns.
Our cards are 6x6. And this is how we made and played our Dice Bingo. OK, we still play it and it seems as if the game is here to stay.
- 6 dice
- pencil and paper
Step 1.Step 2.Put marks in the squares under each number you get. Marks can be whatever - we had dots, crosses, and pirate skulls. Yes, waiting for your kid to draw those skulls can take forever.
Unless you got all six numbers in the first roll, you're still in the second row. How many empty squares have you got? That many dice you roll in your next turn.And that's it. Super easy to make, fun (and sometimes frustrating) to play.