Bingo Baker- An Excellent Online Bingo Card Generator
Bingo games are always fun to play. Kids and students love them, adults do too. You can use Bingo games for a wide range of educational purposes including teaching vocabulary, math, science, grammar, you name it. You can pretty much co-opt the learning potential of bingo games to any content area and generate amazing learning outcomes.
Back when I was an EFL teacher, I used to utilize bingo cards with students to teach them vocabulary, grammar, regular/irregular verbs, prepositions, word formation, and several others parts of speech. And because there was no Internet access at the time, I used to do it the traditional way: with pen and paper.
Now, there are various online bingo card generators that allow you to easily create unlimited number of educational bingo games. Bingo Baker is one powerful tool among them. Bingo Baker is a simple and easy to use bingo card generator. It works right on your web browser, and no software installation needed.
The free version offers decent features but with the premium version you can unlock full access to the tool’s features including privacy controls, unlimited image uploads, dashboard to keep track of your games, and more. A lifetime membership costs $24.95.
How does Bingo Baker works?
Bing Baker is simple and easy to use. Start by adding a title for your bingo card, select a size (e.g., 3×3, 4×4, 5×5), and type your words into the squares. You can also drag and drop images into the squares and edit the color scheme as you like. You can also paste words list by clicking on ‘Paste in a list of words’ button. Once done entering your words/images/phrases/numbers in the squares, click on Generate to generate your bingo card.
You can print up to 10 bingo cards or 10.000 with 1, 2 or 4 bingo cards per page. You also have the choice to share your bingo game online using a generated link. Anyone with the link can play virtual bingo from a computer, tablet or smartphone. bingo cards created using Bingo Baker include a call sheet. ‘You can also print the call sheet, cut it out, and pull the items from a hat.’
Ready-made bingo cards
Bingo Baker offers a huge library of pre-made bingo cards that you can use for any purpose. You can browse through the collection, print the ones you are interested in or use the generated URLs to play them online.
Use the search box to search for specific bingo cards. You can further filter your search by image or by category. Bingo cards are arranged into numerous categories including holiday, fast food, Christmas, math, body parts, family, kids, movies, anime, school, emotions, office, getting to know you, school supplies, and many more.
How to conduct a bingo game?
Here is how to conduct a bingo game using Bingo Baker. First create your bingo card or select one from the library. Click on the the Play Online heading on the right hand side to copy the URL of the bingo game and share it with your players via email, instant message, on a website etc.
Players can easily generate bingo cards using the URL you shared with them. If the game is going to last several days, players are advised to bookmark the URL of the game or email it to themselves so they can get back to it later. Bingo Baker remembers the items players marked on their card.
After players have generated their bingo cards, you can start calling items one by one. You can either use the embedded call list or you can call items yourself by pulling them out of a hat. “When a player announces that they have a bingo, you can inspect their card and verify that they have a bingo based on the items you’ve called.
If you’re not in the same physical space as your players, you can have your player send you their card URL (using the menu at the bottom-right corner of the card). Or you can lookup their card directly in the BingoBaker “View Cards” area (this feature is only available to members).”
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