Bird Bingo Game Part 2
Last July we shared Nature Detectives Bingo game. Here is a modified version specific to the high altitude region of Spiti/Ladakh. You are welcome to customize it further that suits your learners' neighbourhood. This is an outdoor "Bingo" game that can be played in a neighbourhood park, lake or any open area. It is designed to get children outdoors and observing birds and their habitat. The objective is to find any four in a row or column for "Bingo".
Bingo is a game of chance in which each player matches numbers pre-printed in different arrangements on 5×5 cards with the numbers the game host draws at random, marking the selected numbers with tiles. When a player finds the selected numbers are arranged on their card in a row, they call out "Bingo!" to alert all participants to a winning card, which prompts the game host to examine the card for verification of the win.
This is part of a series of material developed by NCF's project called "Early Bird" (www.early-bird.in) which develops educational material to introduce children to birds and nature. It can be used as a standalone activity by the teacher, or a take-home activity as part of a "curriculum" that will systematically introduce children to various aspects of birds and birdwatching.