One of the many blessings of living in California is that we are on the coast, so regular trips to the beach are possible. We also boast a number of wonderful aquariums where kids can learn all about ocean animals.
If you have a child who loves the ocean or if you are planning an ocean unit, I have a new resource to offer today: my Ocean Animal Bingo game.
Note: For more ocean printables and lots of ocean-themed activities, see my Ocean Unit Study page.
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 Ocean 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.
My Ocean Animal 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 Ocean Animal Bingo game provides a great opportunity to learn about the animals that inhabit our ocean while having fun at the same time.
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More ocean resources
If you like these ocean printables, you might also be interested in the other ocean-themed printables I have created:
- Ocean Animals Book
- Ocean Animals 3-Part Cards
- Ocean Printables Pack
- Ocean Do-a-Dot Printables
- Ocean I Spy
- Beach Printables Pack