Make your walks, scooters and skates more interesting and exciting and take in the most of the world around us. Using winter nature bingo cards see what you can find in your local area.
In the winter trees are mostly bare, the weather is cold and the days are shorter – but there are still lots of things to spot in nature. Can you spot 12 items on a winter outing?
What to do
Firstly you need to make your bingo cards so you know what you are looking out for. You can use the PDF attached and print it (or look at it on a smart phone whilst out and about) or you can draw your own bingo card and add in objects yourself.
If you are making your own card, start with a grid with a square for each thing you think you might see. You can make it any size you would like – if it is a bigger grid, eg. 5 x 5 boxes, then you could see how quickly you can get to a full line as well as trying to see everything. If it is smaller like our example PDF – with only 12 boxes – then you need to try and see everything.
Once you have printed or made your card head out on your walk. Don’t forget to take a pencil with you so you can cross off each item as you find it. Whilst you are out see what else you can spot to maybe add to your bingo card for next time.
After you have crossed off everything on the card – or got a full line if you’ve made a larger card – you can shout BINGO! Can you find all the items more quickly than others in your household? Who can find the most of each item? Who can find the biggest and smallest of each item?
Remember when we are out and about we don’t want to interrupt the life of nature and animals in our areas. When you are out finding your objects you could take a picture of them or draw them into your square on your bingo card, or just cross them off. You shouldn’t pick anything living from the ground.
Take it Further
Winter nature bingo is great fun but we won’t necessarily find the exact same items in spring, summer and autumn. Check back when spring comes for Spring nature bingo, or make your own and share it with us on social media using the #DreamBigAtHome
If you enjoyed playing nature bingo whilst out on your walks you could check out Plant Walk and Leaf Bingo for inspiration of what to find on your next trip out!