“There was a musher, had a dog, and Bingo was his name-o…” Borrowed from the old English folk tune.
Use this game to get familiar with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race or to review what students know about the race by asking a question about the word you pull from the bag.
Printing the BINGO cards–Consider using card stock. Print a set. Before cutting the cards apart, make another copy of the set. Then, on this second set, write the appropriate letter- B I N G O- on each word box to create the cards you pull from to call out. EXAMPLE: B harness. After writing the letter in each box, cut them apart. Now you can cut apart each sheet of 2 cards & laminate them to use every year for Iditarod BINGO.
Play it the usual way, calling the letter and then the word, or speed up the game by calling only the word. Wherever that word is located, students can cover it with a marker. If you play using the second method, remember that words are duplicated in the game, so once a word is called, don’t call it again.
BINGO cards to print are here. There are 30 cards, 2 per page.
Created by Martha Dobson, 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™