This game was developed to play while teaching about Autumn. I usually have a range of activities to do for each subject. Such as a song, game, worksheet, craft, etc. I didn’t have a game to play, so I made this one.
There are tree boards and leaf tokens. Print off the pdf file linked at the bottom and print out as many of the tree boards as you need and laminate them. There are 2 to a page. You need one per student. I have maximum 8 students in a class, so I can play as a whole group, or in two teams of 4.
You will also need to print off and cut out the leaves. There are the other 2 pages of the pdf and you will need to print them off back to back. So the leaves on one side of the paper and the number squares on the back. The pages should line up on any printer. Laminate and cut all the squares out.
You can use either a number dice (1-6) to practise numbers or a colour dice if you prefer to practise colours. You can pick these up online quite cheaply, or make your own spinner. The colours needed are red, blue, green, yellow, purple and orange.
How to play
- Give each student a tree board.
- Place the leaf cards, number side up, on the table in the middle and spread them out evenly over the table.
- Students take it in turns to throw the dice and depending which type of dice you are using, choose a card which has either the same number, or colour as the dice show.
- The student needs to complete their tree with one leaf of each colour. There are red, yellow, orange, brown and green leaves. If their tree doesn’t have the leaf they pick up, they put it on their tree. If it does, they can either swap it or return it. I always give little ones this choice, as makes them feel like they have done something, rather than lose a turn.
As their trees fill up, it will get harder to find the leaves they need to complet it, so it can last anything from 15-30 minutes depending on the size of group and their luck! Therefore, it’s a good way to practice colours and numbers with an autumn theme to fit in with your curriculum and planning.
I hope you enjoy it!
Here’s the download link for the PDF : http://classroomgames.net/materials/autumn-tree-infant-bingo.pdf