A game of Word Bingo is the perfect lesson for children who are blending sounds together and learning to read – a progression from the Sound Bingo tutorial previously shared on our blog.

montessori language with word bingo

In a game of Sound Bingo, children will draw a letter cards in turn and sound them out before matching them to the letters on their respective Bingo cards – as per traditional Bingo format. Word Bingo differs in that instead of matching a sound, children will be matching a word.

To play this at home, you’ll need Bingo cards, matching word cards and game pieces. Each player will receive a Bingo card; word cards are then drawn from a pile and read out loud (children can take turns to do this so that they all have a chance to read), and the matched to the words on the Bingo cards with playing pieces. This is repeated until someone has filled their card or achieved three in a row.

Watch a quick tutorial by My Montessori Works to see how the game is played:

What’s great about Word Bingo game is that it can be adapted to suit the learning stage of the children in question – make the game more challenging with consonant blend words, double vowels or longer, more challenging words.

If you’d like further information about this tutorial, feel free to contact us at info@saintandrewsmontessori. We’re happy to answer any questions.

Photo by tts-group.co.uk