Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism

Matching and memory games

Fun bingo game where learners practise measuring and drawing a grid – in addition to calculating areas and perimeters of simple shapes.

First one to a get line (or a full house) wins!

Editor’s note
Lovely idea that could easily be adapted for other topics.

Level
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.8
MSS2/E3.2
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

A game of bingo to practise reading (not listening to) the names of classroom objects. There are 16 different bingo cards and a page of word cards to be held up by the teacher. (Alternatively the teacher could write the words (one at a time) on the class whiteboard.
For a different take on this game (where names are called out) see Classroom Objects & Numbers bingo game written by Jacqui’s colleague Sian Evans (scroll down to “See also”).
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Level
E1
M8
English
Rw/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)

An E3- L2 Set of ‘follow-me’ cards that can be used by a group of learners or as a domino card match ‘loop’ for an individual learner. Serves as a supplementary / plenary resource to identifying and defining common phrases/sayings.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional English - reading
Follow and understand
ESOL
ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension)

A game of bingo to practise classroom objects and numbers 1-16. There are 8 different bingo cards and a teacher’s board.
This could be used at the start of term for Pre-entry or Entry 1 learners.

Level
E1
M8
Maths
N1/E1.1
Pre-entry
General pre-Entry
ESOL
ESOL Listening

Mingle activity to use straight after the Christmas holidays to review past simple.
Learners ask each other questions to try to find one name of another learner to fill in each square. First to finish shouts “bingo!”
Review as a group and check questions using past simple.
Give a prize to the winner.

Level
E2
E1
English
SLc/E2.2
AL SLc/E1.3
SLc/E1.2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E2.3b
ESOL Sc/E2.3a
ESOL Sc/E2.2d
ESOL Sc/E2.2c
ESOL Lr/E2.2a

Worksheets and tasks around the theme of emergencies. Written for ESOL but also suitable for adult literacy and Functionakl English.

Level
E1
E2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Health and safety

A really unusual, fun and effective way to reinforce and revise mean, mode, median and range. With extensive teacher notes and differentiation ideas.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
HD1/L2.4
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L1.4
HD1/L1.3
General
Dyslexia support

Great card game that encourages E1 learners to look more deeply into the content of words. For learners who spell phonetically, the game can also be used to develop an awareness of short vowel sounds.
Best laminated. With detailed instructions and extension ideas.

Level
E1
English
Rw/E1.2

Ideal for Entry 1 Literacy. 10 different bingo boards – each with 9 words.

Level
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1

Homophone card game is a lovely kinaesthetic game with differentiation ideas to suit E3-L2. Match homophones to definitions as quickly as you can to be the winning group! 13 pairs of words, 26 definition cards.

Level
L1
L2
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1