Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Ball Pit-Bingo and An Excellent Excuse To Play In The Mud

Ball Pit-Bingo

You Will Need: 

  • A paddling pool full of plastic balls/large box full of shredded paper (or similar) 
  • Card, 
  • 9 pictures of objects/characters printed from online or cut from magazines for the ball pit bingo balls,
  • Pens

 How To Do It:

  • Take the 9 pictures for the ball pit and stick them onto card. Cut each one into a similar sized circle, and hide them in the ball pit, these are your bingo balls.
  • Make up bingo cards, a 3x3 grid with each square matching a picture you have collected for the ball pit. If you are printing the pictures out, you could make up the grids on the computer as well, using smaller versions of the pictures for the ball pit. 
  • If you are cutting out/drawing them try and make the ‘matching’ pictures similar enough to recognise, or you could use letters or numbers. Each grid should have the pictures on in a different pattern.
  • Hand out a bingo card to each player and explain that you will take one bingo ball out of the box at a time. Each player will mark the bingo ball on their card. The first person to have 3 marks in a straight line, in any direction is a winner.
  • If you want to re-use the game, laminate the bingo cards and bingo balls and use dry-wipe markers to mark them.


Use mud and water, crushed up chalk and berries (please check that the berries aren't poisonous before letting your children play with them!) and sticks, draw pictures on your patio or garden walls.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing such great information with us. I really appreciate everything that you've done here and am glad to know that you really care about the world that we live in :)