Keeping kids busy and engaged can be a major struggle as a parent. You want to plan fun activities for your kids, but you’re tired.
You can barely string two coherent thoughts together, let alone plan some Pinterest-worthy afternoon for your bored kids.
Which is why I love the concept of neighborhood bingo.
It takes no planning, no supplies, and allows your kids to release energy and stay engaged.
Plus, it gets everyone out of the house, moving their bods, and breathing fresh air. And there’s no mess to clean up afterwards!
*cue the fireworks*
And since neighborhood walks are the extent of “getting out” for many of us these days (thanks to social distancing), I figured I’d some neighborhood bingo printables to share with you!
Just print out the bingo cards and you’re ready to go. Simply take a walk through your neighborhood and let your kids fill out their bingo cards with what they see!
(You can scroll to the bottom of this post to get the download.)
HOW TO USE THE NEIGHBORHOOD BINGO PRINTABLE
In this little bundle, you’ll find 3 different neighborhood walk bingo cards. That way you’ve got a couple options for how you can use them.
But no matter how you choose to use them, I recommend using a clipboard to secure your neighborhood bingo sheet https://amzn.to/2yq9eAq as you head on your adventure. This allows kids to cross off their discoveries and makes sure the wind doesn’t derail your little scavenger hunt.
That being said, here are a few options for your neighborhood walk bingo:
1. Print 1 sheet and do it together as a family
This is great if you have small kids and are just trying to keep everyone engaged. It also creates a fun “team” environment in which everyone is on the same side.
Then you can use the other bingo cards for future walks.
2. Print multiple sheets and create teams
You could also divide into 2 teams, one parent and kid(s) against the other parent with kid(s).
This works well if you want to make sure older kids don’t dominate the search. Or if you want to add an element of competition.
3. Winner gets 5 across.
Depending on the length of your walk and the ease of completing the card, you can end the search once someone gets 5 across.
4. Winner blacks out bingo card.
Or if you want to go for a nice, long, energy-expending scavenger hunt through the neighborhood, go for a blackout! Find every item on the neighborhood bingo card.
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