The holiday season is here! That means it’s time to play fun games at holiday parties in your home, school, and workplace. These free printable Christmas Bingo Cards are a great idea for your entire family, group, or class to play together. Even young children will be able to join in with this fun simple Christmas game that uses icons instead of words or numbers.
Christmas Bingo Printables [Instant Download PDF]
Christmas games don’t have to be expensive or difficult!
These free printable Christmas bingo cards come in a set of 8, which makes them great for small groups to use. You can even use them for a class party or large groups by dividing people into teams.
I’ve even included instructions below for an easy way to have a bingo relay as a fun activity for large groups or classes.
Playing holiday games together is a great way to create lasting memories this Christmas season and to have so much fun!
How To Play Christmas Bingo
Use this set of 8 bingo cards for a small gathering or party.
Simply cut out the images on the last two pages in your free download and pull each icon, one by one, out of a container.
Each of the eight different free Christmas bingo cards is a unique card, and it will be a race to see who gets to cross off every icon on their bingo card first.
For best results, the caller can keep calling out icons until one player or team has their entire bingo card crossed off (blackout).
Playing until someone has crossed off all the icons on their bingo card makes the game longer.
Christmas Bingo Relay
If you’re looking for a short and sweet game, this is also the perfect Christmas activity, just change the rules and play until one player or team has crossed off one row instead of the whole board.
A short game is also a good option if you’d like to have multiple winners; the game will go fast and have more opportunities for multiple players to win.
If you have more than eight players, you can create teams or smaller groups!
If you’re playing with a large group like a classroom of 30 children, you can even make a bingo team relay.
Here’s how to play a bingo team relay:
- Divide your class into groups
- Give each group one Christmas BINGO card
- Explain the rules:
- The caller will pull each icon from a hat, bag, or bowl
- Each player in a group will take turns walking up to see which icon has been pulled and walking back to their group to see if they can cross it off or cover it with their marker.
- The caller then shows the whole class the icon so they can double-check if their teammate was right (this step is optional)
- The first group to mark off each square on their entire bingo card shouts ‘BINGO’
- In the event of a tie, the group that said ‘bingo’ first wins
- The caller will verify each icon on the bingo card to make sure it’s a winner
Bingo Marker Ideas
If you’re printing off these Christmas bingo cards for one-time use, you could use regular paper or card stock. You can print the Christmas bingo pdf at home or even at a local print shop for a professional look.
All you’ll need is markers, bingo daubers, or even crayons. Use a writing utensil to play ‘blackout bingo’ as you cross off each icon from the call sheet on these free bingo cards.
If you’re looking to reuse these bingo cards year after year or for multiple days of a family vacation, you could laminate them, put them in plastic sleeves, or use bingo markers like these:
- Bingo Chips
- Mini Marshmallows
- Tiny bows for gift wrapping
- Red and green jelly beans
- Red and green M&M’s
Here is your free printable set for personal use:
Playing a fun Christmas bingo game is the perfect way to have a great time at your next holiday party!
Put on one of your favorite Christmas movies, and use these free printable Christmas bingo game cards to play this easy Christmas game.
Perfect for a holiday family game night or classroom parties. Kids of all ages will love the adorable Christmas bingo cards.
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Isabelle Frederick is a mom and writer living in Alberta, Canada. She has a Masters Degree in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies and two awesome kids!