Free Back to School Bingo Printable

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Get ready for the new school year with our back to school bingo printable!

This game is great for classrooms or families to learn school-related words and concepts in a fun way!

With colorful pictures and engaging gameplay, our printable offers a solution for teachers and parents seeking an entertaining way to ease kids back into the school routine, reinforcing learning in a playful manner.

Whether in the classroom or at home, these free printable bingo cards are sure to be a hit, sparking enthusiasm and anticipation for the academic year ahead.

Assortment of 'Back to School Bingo' cards with colorful illustrations including apples, school buses, and books, and 'Free Space' in the center, plus 'Back to School Bingo Calling Cards

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Back to school bingo

Enhance your first day of school with an interactive game of back to school bingo, blending enjoyment and learning!

This distinct game includes five free printable bingo cards, designed in 5×5 grid format, along with a comprehensive bingo calling board.

Supplies needed

Here’s how to prepare back to school bingo game:

  1. Print the game on cardstock or regular paper (6 pages).
  2. The first 5 pages are bingo boards; consider laminating for reuse.
  3. Cut up the last page to create the bingo calling cards.

Let’s play back to school bingo!

Playing back-to-school bingo is super fun and easy, making it perfect for younger kids to join in! Here’s how to ensure everyone has a blast:

Start by giving each little player their very own back to school bingo card. If you’ve got a big group with more than 5 kids, no worries! You’ll just use more bingo cards so that everyone gets one.

back to school bingo cards

Next, everyone needs something to mark their cards with. This could be fun markers, crayons, or even stickers! Make sure each player is ready to go.

Now comes the exciting part! The person calling out the bingo (maybe a teacher, parent, or an older kid) will hold up the bingo calling cards and announce pictures one by one. They might say something like, “Backpack!” so listen closely.

free back to school bingo printable

When you hear the picture that’s on your card, mark it! You’re trying to make a line either up, down, sideways, or diagonally across your card.

The moment you get a full line, yell “Bingo!” as loud as you can. This lets everyone know you think you’ve won.

The caller will come over to see your card. They’ll check to make sure you’ve got the right pattern and that all the images you’ve marked were really called out.

If your bingo is a good one, you’re the winner for that round! We’ll cheer and then start a new game so everyone gets a chance to win.

free back to school bingo printable

Various ways to use back to school bingo

Get ready for an amazing back to school! Check out to see how you can make the most of it:

  • Family game night: Incorporate back to school bingo into family game nights at home. It’s a fun way for children to reinforce their school-related knowledge while spending quality time with family members.
  • Back-to-school party: Host a back-to-school party for your children and their friends, and include back to school bingo as one of the activities. It’s a festive way to celebrate the start of a new school year while also engaging in educational gameplay.
  • After-school activity: Use this bingo printable as a fun after-school activity for children to unwind and relax while still engaging in learning. It can serve as a transition activity between school and home life.
  • Homework reward: Offer this game as a reward for completing homework or chores. Children can look forward to playing the game as a fun break after completing their responsibilities.
  • Parent-child bonding: Play back to school bingo with your child at home to reinforce school-related concepts and strengthen the parent-child bond. It’s an opportunity for parents to actively participate in their child’s education in a fun and interactive way.
back to school activities


Additional back to school printables

Back to school books for kids

Here are our top picks for books related to going back to school:

Tips for downloading the free files

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Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

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Download the free printable back to school bingo cards

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 3 June 2024 by Clare Brown

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