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Sound Bingo

Sound Bingo

This new version of bingo will surely get you thinking. It will test your ability to recognize sounds being played and you must find that sound on the bingo board. It is still the simple way of covering squares in a straight line going diagonal, up, down, left or right. The whole point of this game is to see how many sounds you can recognize.

Courtesy of the Youth Sound Crew. Sound Crew is a team of teenagers who worked on the Wild Music project, in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Youth Science Center. During 2005 and 2006, they developed a number of sound and music activities and tested them with kids in the museum and the community.

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  • Materials

  • • Bingo Boards (5x5 grid on stiff paper): create on your own on the computer, or by drawing it
  • • Markers for the boards (beads, washable markers, etc...)
  • • CD player
  • • CD with sounds ex: car, toilet, cat, airplane, etc...
  • • Master list of the Bingo Sound CD (a key to each track and what it is)
  • Procedure

  • 1. Have each player pick a bingo board.
  • 2. Have the “caller” play tracks from the Bingo Sound CD one at a time, in a random order. Mark off the sounds they play on the master list.
  • 3. Cover the square that has that sound.
  • 4. Try to cover all the squares in the same row, column or diagonal, and yell BINGO when you do.

If you want, you can make your own Bingo Sound CD by recording sounds and editing them into short tracks on the computer. You can use Audacity to do this.

Download a printable PDF and blank bingo cards below
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