So, you’re here because you’re searching for Geography Bingo games and ARTK12 has two of them and they are not your ordinary geography bingo games. These are fun, colorful and entertaining games. Throughout the games your students meet aliens, talking animals, game narrators and must fly or swim or walk or ride to figure out the state or country they are in. They’ll eat good food, travel in a spacecraft, a submarine and a hot air balloon. It’s a big world with a lot to do.
Geography Bingo Testimonial
Thank you for USA Bingo! It took us awhile to get together to play it with our grandchildren during these crazy times but we really loved it. It’s great for lots of different ages, which makes it really convenient and popular with all. The younger ones were eager to learn the states and then the capitals and older kids and adults enjoyed the diverse clues and crazy rhymes! It also helped to have the flash cards and maps to hand out to the little ones. Keep up the good work…
How to Play Geography Bingo
Here’s what you can do with the bingo games once the tokens are prepared and the Bingo Cards are passed out:
- Show the flash card of the country or state (great for younger students just learning)
- Don’t show the flash card. Just name the country or state.
- Read one of two longer clues on the back of the flash card.
In Africa Bingo, these clues name other countries surrounding or next to the target country in a fun and entertaining way.
In USA Bingo, adjoining states are named along with geography within the target state. These are longer clues, almost small vignettes.
- Read the quirky rhymes that give clues for the capital and state or country.
- Students can also use the flash cards to review or learn the states and countries on their own before playing the geography bingo game.
Got a Classroom? No Problem.
If you have a lot of students ARTK12 also offers Extra Bingo Cards for each bingo game if you need them. We also offer a nice classroom geography bingo bundle that will accommodate class sizes up to 40 students.
How About Some Examples?
You got it! Here you go:
Sample Clue (USA Bingo)
We are standing on the highest point east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell (6,684 feet). It was named after Elisha Mitchell who died in 1857 while trying to verify his original findings that this was the highest peak east of the Mississippi. Let’s all remember that. Don’t second guess yourself. There’s a moral here that I think… “Cut! What are you doing?” I’m just trying to use a historical event to pass on some of my great knowledge and wisdom. “No. Don’t do that. It’s a bingo game! Stay on task!” Man, that guy is irritating. Anyway, this peak is also the highest peak in the Appalachian Mountains which pass through this state. North of us is Virginia, south of us is….well, I’m not going to tell you because that would really give it away, east of us is the Atlantic Ocean and west of us is Tennessee. Which state are we in? And for a two year round trip to the planet Mars (food not included) which state is south of us?
Sample Quirky Rhyme (USA Bingo)
My new Yorkshire Terrier is much smaller than my Saint Bernard.
Its head doesn’t reach Al’s boney knee even when its jumping hard.
Sample Clue (Africa Bingo)
You are in South Sudan with President George Washington. No one ever knew he was a time traveler until this very moment. He yells, “I have crossed the Delaware, I can cross the border going west into that country.” When you cross the border, salute the President and yell: “Diamonds are this country’s most important export!”
Sample Quirky Rhyme (Africa Bingo)
Seychelles (say-SHELL) Victoria (vik-TOR-ee-uh)
To enter the beach hideout, say “shell” three times in a row.
Then let’s discuss our sandcastle-building victory plans, Bro.
NOTE: The bingo books are disposable: you will have to take them apart in order to use them.