Iditarod BINGO

Libby Riddles 2015, helping remove booties on K. Anderson team

Libby Riddles 2015, helping remove booties on Ken Anderson’s team

“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.


BINGO cards are available to print from the PDF link below. There are 30 cards, two cards per page.

Iditarod BINGO Cards PDF


  1. Print a set of BINGO cards. Consider using card stock.
  2. Before cutting the cards apart, make a second copy of the set.
  3. On the second set of cards, 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. Laminate before cutting, so they can be used multiple times.
  4. Cut apart each sheet of two cards and laminate them to use every year for Iditarod BINGO.


Play just like regular BINGO, 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.

Created by Martha Dobson, 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™