Bingo Games are a classic way to have fun as a family or at a party! Who doesn’t love bingo? You will love these free bingo games and free printable bingo cards. You don’t have to play with real money or prizes.
The best thing about bingo is that it can be free for play – plus a very large number of people can play together, and kids absolutely love it. It’s perfect for parties, baby showers, or classroom activities! And if you’re looking for more printable games for kids, be sure to check out our would you rather printable game!
Printable Bingo Cards
Bingo can be traced back to 1530, to an Italian lottery called “Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia,” which is still played every Saturday in Italy. From Italy, the game was introduced to France in the late 1770s, where it was called “Le Lotto”, a game played among wealthy Frenchmen.
You will find bingo played everywhere and with all ages, even with young children in school classrooms! We love it at our house.
Below are some fun spins on bingo games for kids, from printable bingo boards to kids bingo, holiday bingo games, and even a free bingo card generator for teachers and kids. So plan a family game night, or set one up for a larger party! Bingo is still very fun!
- These Trolls Free Printable games card are a colorful and fun way to play bingo! They would be adorable for a troll birthday party or just for fun!
- This Summer Reading Bingo printable is full of ideas for all ages to make reading a little more exciting. This is a great way to encourage reading in the summer or anytime! Adjust required reading times at the top of the template for your child. Such a great way to play a bingo game.
- These I Spy Road Trip Bingo Cards are easy preparation for you and lots of entertainment for your kids on long (or short) car rides! Several different printable boards to use.
- Alphabet bingo is a great way to learn and play. There are three ways to play depending on skill level. What a fun way to learn the alphabet.
Holiday Bingo Games
Christmas Bingo: This printable Christmas Bingo game is fun and easy to play at a holiday party or just at home with the kids. Grab these free printable boards and begin this bingo adventure next Christmas.
Thanksgiving Bingo: This is the perfect game to play at family get-togethers while little ones are waiting around for food to be prepared, and adding in holiday themes makes everything more fun! The Rolo candy pieces are a delicious way to mark the board.
Halloween Bingo Cards: This Halloween theme candy corn bingo game is the cutest! I love that you use candy corns to cover the board! It is like trick or treating while playing bingo. Simple enough for all ages and fun for Halloween parties. This Halloween Tic Tac Toe is also a fun party game.
Valentine’s Bingo: Free Conversation Heart Bingo is adorable. Kids will love using conversation hearts to play – it is the perfect classroom party game! I had these sheets laminated and use them every year for classroom parties!
Easter Bingo: Easter is also a fun time to play bingo! Grab some jelly beans and print these cute cards! Jelly beans are a fun way to enjoy your chances of winning.
What kind of bingo games are there?
There are so many variations on bingo, especially now with online game sites and apps for your phone! But they all boil down to the same concept of numbered balls and marking off spots on a card to make a line.
Bingo games differ in the number of balls used.
- 30 Ball Bingo (also called speed bingo) is a fast version that used the least number of balls.
- 75 Ball Bingo is the most popular version, and it’s what most people play in the US.
- A lot of online games use 80 Ball Bingo, which is laid out the same but uses more numbers
- 90 Ball Bingo is a version popular in Australia and the UK.
How do you play bingo online?
Online bingo is basically the same as the classic game, except that no one is at the front of a room spinning balls and calling out numbers.
The numbers are just computer-generated instead in online bingo. You fill out your cards, compete with other online players for prizes sometimes, and you can chat with others as you play.
Dozens of sites offer places to play, mostly for free with registration. All you really need to get started is a good internet connection! Some sites do offer real money gambling, and others are just for fun. You might double check for bingo free games before signing up for anything.
What’s the best Bingo app for your smartphone?
I have not tried all the games out there by any means. There are tons of options! But there are a few highly rated apps compatible with Android and iPhone you could give a whirl – DoubleU Bingo by DoubleUGames, Bingo Bash by GSN Games, and Bingo Blitz by IGG are all super popular. Leave a comment if you have a recommendation!
More Fun and Games!
Do you need a basic bingo game for a lot of people? This bingo card generator is perfect for that!
Learn the states with this free printable US Map Game
A printable cootie catcher is another fun game to play!
………….and don’t forget to keep them laughing with these hilarious kids jokes.