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Winter is the perfect time to learn about Arctic animals. When my kids were preschoolers I did a really fun Arctic unit with them where we learned the animals who live in the cold Arctic region for part or all of the year. This year I have created an Arctic Animals Bingo game that is a great way to review the names of common Arctic animals.
Plus, did you know that playing Bingo can help children develop their executive functioning skills? Executive functioning skills are controlled by the frontal cortex of the brain, and they are integral to the development of important skills such as impulse control. (We all want our kids to exhibit better impulse control, right?)
Changing up the rules each time you play Arctic Animals Bingo is a great way to give kids’ executive functioning skills a workout. For example, the first time kids need to get a straight line to win. The next time kids need to get the four corners to win. The next time kids need to fill in all squares to win. Mixing it up like this will help kids develop flexibility in their thinking.
UPDATE: I now have another Arctic Animals Bingo Game featuring photos of real Arctic animals.
My Arctic Animals Bingo game printable features a total of 10 different playing cards. Here is a sneak peak at the first six:
And here is a sneak peak at the calling cards used for playing:
You can play blackout Bingo, four corners Bingo, or line Bingo with these cards. No matter how you play, my Arctic Animals Bingo game provides a great opportunity to learn the names of these amazing creatures of the Arctic while having fun at the same time.
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