So, there was this one time I was driving through a rainforest with my family on a narrow road (one driving lane, with two directions of traffic) and another car needed to get past and we had a piece of our tire hanging off the edge of a cliff…. do I have your attention yet?!?! So obviously we survived, but, my oh my, what a memorable experience! This Rainforest Animal Bingo Printable Game is a much safer way to explore the Rainforest in preschool and kindergarten! Kids love the rainforest activity for preschool. So do parents and teachers! It is easy to prep and is played just like the classic game of Bingo! Help your students learn new vocabulary, habitats, and animal characteristics with this free printable game.
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Learning Through a Rainforest Theme in Preschool
RAINFOREST PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES
A GAME OF BINGO IS A GREAT WAY TO ENGAGE STUDENTS, WORK ON FINE MOTOR SKILLS, AND LEARN NEW VOCABULARY.
I bet you didn’t know that there is actually a small rainforest in the Republic of Georgia. We lived over there for 9 years and until we started driving down that crazy one-lane road, I didn’t realize it either.
And yet, as we sat precariously on the side of that cliff, I knew that I was definitely going to remember it for the rest of my life (provided I lived to make it out of there…)
It didn’t have all the wildlife that the Amazon Rainforest has, but the ecosystem was very much the same. Raining multiple times a day when areas around it were perfectly dry!
This Rainforest Bingo is a fun game is a great way to get kids excited about the many ecosystems that our world has and learn about animals that they won’t see in their everyday life. And it is much safer than almost driving off a cliff. *wink*
Whether it is with numbers or animals, daubers or manipulatives. Preschool bingo is an energetic, fast moving, versatile game that can be played over and over without boredom setting in!
This particular Rain Forest Animal Bingo game is perfect for students from preschool through even 2nd grade! The animals are fun yet realistic. The colors are bold and bright. This makes this bingo game extra fun!
It will require memory, which is great, because there aren’t the animal names on the board to help them identify the animals. This is fantastic for ensuring that students actually know what the animals look like.
In addition to learning about rainforest animals, use the game board to you can pose additional questions for thought:
- Have you ever seen a macaw/sloth/etc.?
- What is your favorite rainforest animal? Why?
- What sound do you hear at the beginning/middle/end of monkey/jaguar?
- What kind of weather do they have in the rain forest?
What Can Preschoolers Learn While Playing a Game of Rainforest Bingo?
LEARNING ABOUT ANIMALS IS A GREAT TIME TO INTRODUCE SCIENTIFIC VOCABULARY THAT SOMETIMES TRANSFERS TO OTHER TOPICS.
You can use rainforest vocabulary to compare/contrast with other animals, plants, or habitats.
Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn About Animals?
Children are naturally curious about everything around them. Learning about different types of living things helps them understand the world a little bit better.
How to Make the Rainforest Animal Bingo Game
There are 10 different bingo boards and the calling cards. Just print the boards and laminate. Then, print and cut apart the cards.
Playing is easy too! Each child gets a bingo card and a pile of pom poms. You can use pretty much anything to cover the pictures on the bingo sheets. We have used candy, coins, beads, or even a dry eraser marker or crayon to color in the square.
You can use the calling cards to randomly call out a different animals. When you call out the animals, children will search on their board. If they find the animal, they will place a marker of some sort over that animal. The game continues as such until someone has an entire row covered. This could be across, down, or diagonal. At this time they will call out “BINGO” and they are the winner.
Make tree frogs from paper plates, or use soda bottles to make a rainforest habitat, or may tissue paper and googly eye macaws. Art projects give kids more of that hands-on learning.
Instead of playing bingo with the cards, hide them around the room for children to find. Once found they can sort them or place them on a bingo card to match them.
Practice vocabulary and language just by using any bingo board! Name the animals, talk about their characteristics, what they eat, their behavior, ,etc.