How to generate bingo cards

Updated February 21, 2017

Bingo is a game of chance, and it can be a fun form of entertainment for the entire family. Generate your own Bingo cards using DLTK's Growing Together free Bingo card maker. DLTK has "three different types of picture bingo cards that you can make: 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 picture Bingo using pictures from a theme that you select or substitute vocabulary words that you provide, according to the website. You also have the option of printing blank cards and making your own with stickers.

Click on the blue link "Ready? Click here to begin" on DLTK's online Bingo card maker. This will take you to a new screen where you can select from a variety of Bingo card faces.

Select a Bingo card face that you like. DLTK's Bingo cards come in a variety of designs. You can choose 3X3, 4X4 and 5X5 picture cards or 5X5 number cards. Click the grey button at the bottom right of the screen labelled "Next Step - Choose Theme."

Select a theme for your card from those provided such as "Veggie Tales," "Autumn," "Hawaii" and "Valentine's Day." You can generate cards to fit your party or event based upon the time of year or occasion. You also can choose blank cards and make your own design with stickers after printing.

Click the grey button labelled "Next Step - Choose Color." Select "Black and White" or "Color." Then, click the grey button labelled "Next Step - Vocabulary Option," where you can choose whether your cards will include words to teach players vocabulary.

Click the grey button "Next Step - Choose Title." Type a title into the blank field and then click the grey button "Next Step - Print Bingo Cards."

Obtain 10 to 20 sheets of card stock measuring 8.5 by 11 inches.

Draw four veritical lines and five horizontal lines on each piece of card stock with a ruler and a pencil. Re-trace the lines with a black permanent marker.

Write the letters "B," "I," "N," "G," and "O," as the headers in the top row.

Place various stickers in each of the boxes created by the drawing the lines. Create theme cards. For example, if it is St. Patrick's Day, fill your boxes with shamrock, gold and leprechaun stickers.

Laminate the cards with self-adhesive laminating sheets. You also can take them to a local copy centre to get a sturdier lamination.

Things You'll Need

  • 10 to 20 sheets of card stock, 8.5 by 11 inches
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Black permanent maker
  • Various stickers
  • Self-adhesive laminating sheets
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Vera Leigh has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Her work has appeared in "Learn Overseas" and "Grad Source" magazines. In addition, she received an honorable mention in "Newsweek's" My Turn contest. She has written features for nonprofits focused on literacy, education, genomics and health. In her spare time, Leigh puts her English major to use by tutoring in grammar and composition.