Animal bingo games are a fun way to learn how to play this classic board game.
Bingo has its roots in Italy, where, hundreds of years ago, a similar game was played. But the modern version, which we’re familiar with, was created in the United States, during the 1920’s.
It quickly spread, and people began playing it at fairs, carnivals, community centers and in church halls.
At one time, the names bingo and beano were used interchangeably. However, few people nowadays refer to it as “beano.”
As a child, I remember going to the beach with my extended family for a week-long vacation. One night was usually devoted to attending the bingo game held at a local fire station. None of us were serious gamblers. It was just a fun diversion.
Bingo is also played at home. In fact, back in the 1930’s, a man named Edwin Lowe manufactured the first game designed for home use. Nowadays, the game comes packed many different ways, including the animal-themed versions shown below, which are designed for children. But the general principle hasn’t changed. If you get five pieces in a row, vertically, horizontally or diagonally, you shout “Bingo,” because you’ve just won.
Animal Bingo Games for Kids
The cards in this game feature different breeds, so they can help your child learn to identify various types of dogs. This is manufactured by Lucy Hammett Games and is made in America. Bingo is also a game that can also help with matching and memory skills.
Cat Bingo Game
This game is all about cats. Some of the breeds featured on the bingo cards include the Maine Coon Cat, Turkish Rex, Silver Persian, Egyptian Mau and the hairless Sphynx. This game, as are all the others shown here, are designed for children aged three and up.
Wildlife Bingo game
North American wildlife is featured in the board game shown below, which can assist young children in animal identification. Some of the animals shown on the playing boards include the snowshoe hare, Canadian goose, bull elk, raccoon and the bald eagle.