- Bingo card templates (drawn by yourself or downloaded from online)
- Emoji stickers or a variety of hand drawn emoji faces
- Little discs or small items
Recipe for Playful Learning!
Make talking about your feelings fun by playing Emoji Bingo!
STEP 1: Use the internet for emoji inspirations or make your own paper faces. Make multiple copies of the emojis. This is what you’ll use to make your Bingo boards.
STEP 2: Work with your kids to paste the emojis onto old Bingo boards you already have or print out blank Bingo templates from online. Just be sure to place the emojis randomly on the boards.
STEP 3: Make sure you keep a duplicate set of ALL the emojis as a master set. You can put them in a jar or a shoe box to pick from.
STEP 4: Let you kids choose their own Bingo boards to play with and give them small discs or items to mark the emojis off.
STEP 5: Have your kids take turns, picking an emoji face from the jar and calling it out to the rest of the players. At this time, take a moment to reflect and have the child discuss the specific emotion and give a scenario of when they have felt this way. You might want to prompt them on how they’ve dealt with this emotion, too.
STEP 6: Keep playing Emoji Bingo until someone wins. Then clear the cards and start again. This is a great game to play over and over again because each child will talk about an emotion a little differently.
Skills to Practice: Social-Emotional Learning