Playing bingo is a fun way to explore ocean life with your kids. This free printable ocean themed bingo game is perfect for young children!
From sea creatures to seaweeds this printable bingo game is perfect for an ocean unit study.
8 unique bingo cards with a set of calling cards. Each bingo game has 9 images instead of the traditional 25.
A great activity for young children in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school!
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Adorable marine life bingo perfect for kids! A fun game to play as a family, in a classroom, or during a get together.
Bright and colorful images of ocean life including kelp, a shark, seagull, and a jellyfish.
You can access a PDF version of the beach life BINGO game at the bottom of this post.
You can use this printable bingo with a wide range of ages. Perfect for a multi-aged setting or homeschool! Printable bingo games are also fun activities for family gatherings or parties.
This bingo game has 9 spaces per card compared to 25. Young children benefit from a simplified version with less spaces.
Young kids can work with a partner or each player can have their own bingo card. One or two players can also be in charge of picking the next calling card and describing the image.
You can even pair this game with our Ocean Flashcards if exploring ocean life together! Many of the same images are found within the set of flashcards.
Explore 15 different animals and algae that live in the ocean. Each bingo card has a different combination of 9 different marine organisms.
- Sand Dollar
- Sea Turtle
A wide variety of common marine life is included within this ocean theme bingo game. Some animals can be found when exploring the seashore together while others live further out in the ocean.
When walking the coast you may find snails, crabs, and seaweed within tide pools or along the shore. Whereas to see whales, octopus, and sea turtles you have to go into the ocean.
It would be fun to talk about where each animal and algae lives in the ocean. If possible head out to the coast and see the marine life in person.
Skills to Practice
- Fine Motor Skills
- Following Directions
- Making Observations
Educational games are not only fun for kids, but allow them to practice important skills. From communication and making observations, to following directions.
If learning about ocean life with your kids, activities like this ocean themed bingo game are great additions to a unit study! Kids love exploring new topics in fun and creative ways.
- Printer with Paper
Only a few supplies are needed to play this game with you kids. First, since this is a PDF downloadable file, you need a printer and printer paper.
The bingo set comes in full color, buy you can print it off in black and white if you do not have access to a color printer.
Cardstock or heavy weight paper are great alternatives to regular paper. When printing onto cardstock, bingo cards and calling cards will be more durable. It will allow you to use this game for multiple uses without having to reprint.
Before you play, cut out the individual calling cards using scissors or a paper cutter.
- Bingo Chips
When playing, clear plastic bingo chips or glass stones can be used as markers. Since this game is ocean themed, it would be fun to use small shells to mark off images instead!
- Laminator or Clear Plastic Sleeves (optional)
A great option is to laminate the set. I have this at home laminator and it works great. An alternative is to use clear plastic sleeves to protect the bingo cards.
How to Play
- Decide the winning bingo pattern.
- Pick a calling card at random then describe the organism on the card. You can use words to describe the image or say the name of the organism.
- Look over your bingo card and mark off the picture using a marker if you have it on your card.
- Keep selecting new calling cards until a player says BINGO!
There are a few different patterns players can make on their cards to get bingo. Straight in a line up or down, and even diagonal across the card.
A fun alternative is to play blackout where players have to mark off all of the images on their bingo card. Kids also love marking off an X or the perimeter around the card.
Additional Ocean Themed Activities
Here on the blog, we are passionate about all things nature inspired! We have a whole collection of ocean themed resources for you to use with your kids.
Free Coloring Pages
Books about the Ocean
Whether you are exploring coral reefs or sharks, books are wonderful learning resources. Children love being read to and children's book are filled with information.
These free printables were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only for your home, classroom, or public library. This Printable Ocean Life Bingo Game is for non-commercial use. See full disclosure.
Free Printable Ocean Life Bingo Game
- 8 Unique Bingo Cards with a Set of Calling Cards
- Featuring realistic images of common ocean life