Bingo is such a fun game! I never tire of those little screams of “BINGO!” and the delight that goes with it. This free printable version of Winter BINGO is absolutely excellent for helping kids identify and name 2D shape pictures.
The Free Printable 2D Shape BINGO Cards for Winter require little prep and can stay in your kindergarten math lesson plans all winter long. Grab your free printable shape BINGO cards below and have a blast learning about 2D Shapes with your kindergarteners and pre-k kids. Or, pair it with one of our other shape printables and activities.
2D Shapes Winter Bingo
I’ve included a full class set of BINGO cards, so you can use this Winter BINGO game for a whole class activity (great for indoor recess!) or during small groups.
I provided color and black and white versions of the Shapes Bingo, so you can save on ink if you need to. Personally, I adore my HP Instant Ink subscription. I’m able to print in full color without worrying about how much more it costs.
HP sends me new cartridges in the mail when my printer tells them I’m starting to run low. I have been using it for 4 years and have never run out of ink.
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Materials Needed For Winter Shapes Bingo
This game is not only an interactive 2D shape lesson idea, but it is incredibly simple to prep as well.
First, print (color or black and white version) the BINGO cards. You will need one card per learner, as well as a few additional copies to cut into a deck of cards for calling out the shapes.
Next, laminate if desired. If you decide not to laminate, I recommend using these write & wipe page protectors to keep the pages clean and dry.
Then, cut out the call cards and toss them in a ‘hat’ or bowl. I love using this Paper Trimmer to prepare my printables.
Additional Resources Students will LOVE: More Snowman Themed Learning Activities
What 2-dimensional shapes will my kindergarteners learn with this set?
These 2D shape cards are included in the Snowman 2D Shape Winter BINGO set.
How to Use the 2D Shape BINGO Boards
To play the 2D shapes interactive game for kindergarten, simply call a random shape name from the list above. Students will place a pompom/counter/object on the appropriate shape. When they get three covered shapes in a row, they should call out, “Bingo!”
Teaching kindergarten in real life means a room full of students with varying levels of knowledge regarding shapes and colors, letters and numbers. Fortunately, there are many ways to differentiate the shapes game.
For learners who need more support, you can print multiple copies of the 2D shapes worksheet, cut them, and mix them into a pile. Then, show each card as you name the shape and ask the child to find the matching picture.
You can also have the students count the number of sides on the shapes to find the matches. This provides an excellent opportunity to practice counting skills without relying on flash cards.
To add a challenge to the game call out how many sides or vertices the shape has. Children can also practice drawing the shapes or tracing them on the card as they are called.
As students become comfortable and confident with 2D shapes, introduce 3D shapes. Then, you can compare and contrast similarities and differences. What a great way to make learning 2D and 3D shapes engaging and meaningful!
Planning for a Winter Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!
We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your WINTER THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below: