Bingo can be played with more than just numbers and letters. The game can be played with images, sounds and words. You can create a game of Music Bingo by making your bingo cards correspond to different aspects of music from styles to notes to composers. Your bingo cards can then be used to entertain at a party or educate students in a music class who will learn about musical concepts while playing the game.
Measure and draw a rectangle on a sheet of card stock that measures six inches long and five inches wide.
Draw vertical lines one inch apart, starting at the far left of the rectangle. You will have five columns after all the lines are drawn.
Draw horizontal lines one inch apart starting at the bottom of the rectangle and moving upward. You will have created a grid of six rows, five columns, and 30 total squares.
Label the top row of squares with the name of the game. You can choose to use “Bingo” with one letter in each square or you can call the game “Music” or any other five-letter word.
Cut out the card and repeat the steps to create as many cards as there will be players.
Decide what type of Music Bingo you will be playing. For example, you can play a game based on instruments in which the sound of an instrument is played, and the players cover the spot on their card that has the name of the instrument with a chip. For learning about musical notes, each space will have one measure of music written out in common time, such as four quarter notes or a half note and four eighth notes. After music is played the corresponding notes will be covered with a chip.
Fill each space on the bingo cards with your chosen theme. You will need to have at least 24 different musical phrases, instruments, composers or any other idea you have decided upon.
Set the middle space on the board as a free space. Label this space as such on each card, and place the image of a whole rest or any other musical image you choose on it.
Duplicate the same spaces on the other boards, but not in the same position. For example, if you have the name Beethoven in the top left corner on one card, place his name in the bottom right corner on another card.
Things You'll Need:
- Card stock paper
Dan Chruscinski has written pieces for both business and entertainment venues. His work has appeared in "Screen Magazine" as well as websites such as Starpulse.com. Chruscinski graduated in 2006 with a degree in English literature from Illinois State University.