Christmas bingo is a fun and classic winter holiday party game or activity.
Find all kinds of free Christmas bingo printables fit for all ages, from toddlers, preschool kids, young children, teens, adults, family, church, or large groups.
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How to Play Christmas Bingo
Head to any of the featured posts below to download the set of free printable Christmas bingo cards you are interested in using.
Print file at home or at your local print store. If you plan to use the cards over and over, consider using sturdier cardstock* or possibly laminating the cards.
Some sets come with a separate calling card in which you will cut out the pieces for the designated caller to draw from a bag or box to indicate what item can be marked off. If such a card is not available, print an extra copy of one of the cards and cut out the icons from it.
Note that there are versions of bingo do not require any calling at all, such as Christmas movie or scavenger hunt bingo, in which case you do not need an extra calling card to cut out.
Participants should get a card and enough bingo markers (see below for fun ideas!) to fill their cards. Some cards will have a free space in the middle square, in which you can automatically place a marker.
Otherwise, wait for the game to start to keep track of what spaces on your card can be marked off.
If playing in the traditional style with a caller who will draw the icons, have that person pick items one by one for participants to mark off on their cards.
The goal for players is to fill an entire row vertically, horizontally or diagonally to get bingo. When they do, they will shout "Bingo!" to end the game. To make this more holiday-themed, you can shout a phrase like "Merry" or "Jolly" instead of "Bingo."
Keep in mind that a round of Bingo typically takes 10-20 minutes to complete.
Christmas Bingo Marker Ideas
Participants will need to keep track of what’s been called on their cards. Here are some festive items you can use:
- Peppermint candies*
- Hershey Kisses*
- Jingle bells*
- Mini bows*
- Gold stars*
- Christmas stamps*
- Pom poms* (red like Rudolph’s nose or white like tip of Santa's hat)
- Black buttons* (like Frosty’s nose)
- Popcorn* (for Christmas movie bingo)
Free Christmas Bingo Printable Cards
Versatile game cards with pictures and words
We created a set of 16 best Christmas bingo cards that you can use for larger group settings.
This general winter theme using cute, non-denominational icons makes them suitable for a classroom setting. And with icons and text, this works perfectly for any age group as well as ESL (English as second language) learners.
If you need more cards, we also offer 100+ bingo cards, with a calling card and blank template cards.
You may find those in our Pen + Paper Made shop.
Black and White with Images and Words
Those who are learning English as a second language will appreciate a set like this, with black and white graphics and words that describe the decorations used.
These black and white bingo cards come in a set of 16.
Toddlers and Preschoolers
For smaller children who might not have developed the appropriate attention span for a full 5 x 5 card, try this simple 3 x 3 version, which includes 12 different cards. (via Design Eat Repeat)
For Young Children
This set of 8 different cards works for younger kids, since there are multiples of the same item on the bingo cards for a faster game. (via Pretty Providence)
This set includes 6 different game cards are great for elementary school children. (via One Creative Mommy)
Mixed Age Group of Children
This set of 8 works well with a range of kids, since there are pictorial decorations for younger ones to use for visual recognition as well as the words for those who are learning to read to practice their reading skills. (via Playdates to Parties)
Here’s another set of 8 with Santa, stockings, penguins, snowflakes, and other holiday decorations. (via Fun Squared)
For Large School Groups
These non-denominational winter-themed bingo cards come in a set of 15, which works better for larger groups, like an entire classroom. (via The Resourceful Mama)
Vibrant and Colorful
Those who enjoy very vivid colors and graphics will enjoy these hand-drawn bingo cards, which come in a set of 6. (via Kate Hadfield Designs)
For Family Gatherings
This set of 10 works well for intimate Christmas parties, like ones for smaller extended families. The graphics will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. (via Grace and Good Eats)
Christmas Movie Bingo
This Hallmark movie bingo includes elements of a story plot, which you can cross off as they appear in these popular holiday movies. A fun activity for kids, teens, and adults.
Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt
This variation of Christmas bingo takes you out of the house and into the neighborhood. Use this bingo card to look for features of Christmas light displays to mark off on your bingo sheet.
A fun bingo game for families with teens and adults to play. (via My Frugal Home)
For those who are religious, there are these nativity bingo cards that come in a set of 16.
Not in the mood for a Christmas left right game for a gift exchange? Use this set of bingo cards, like the traditional bingo with numbers, instead.
Collect gifts for the exchange, and as participants get bingo, they can go up and grab their gift. Keep playing until everyone gets bingo and a gift. (via My Pinterventures)
Christmas bingo is a lot of fun for all ages, from toddlers and young children, to teens and adults. Find a version that works for family gatherings, holiday parties with friends, and even work parties with coworkers.
These free Christmas bingo printables make such an easy party game during the holidays!
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