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DIY Fall Bingo

DIY fall bingo card

The Rocky Mountain scenery around me is painted beautiful tones of green, yellow, orange, and red right now, and I’m grateful to witness the beauty of it on a daily basis. In the blink of an eye, the snow will soon fly and the leaves will be but a distant memory until the spring, so the kids and I wanted to spend some time hiking this fall. To make it more fun for the kiddos, I created a DIY fall bingo card, and it was a smashing success. 

Here’s how you can create a DIY fall bingo card too.

diy fall bingo card

Supplies:

  • Red, orange, yellow, brown, green, blue, white, and black card stock (We used Astrobrights Paper, which you can find at Office Depot and Amazon, among others.)
  • Scissors or Silhouette electronic cutting tool
  • Clipboard (We found ours for $3 at the $1/$3 section at Target.) 
  • Markers
  • Glue stick

Instructions:

Step 1: Create a list of the items you anticipate finding on a fall hike in your area. Our items included clouds, the sun, birds, branches, pine cones, pine needles, berries, red, orange, yellow, and brown leaves, trees, and grass.

Step 2: Use a Silhouette to cut fall shapes that fit in a 2.5 x 2.5 inch box. If you don’t have a Silhouette, you can hand-draw and cut the items, or even cut the images from a magazine.

Step 3: Use washi tape, a black marker, or the Silhouette to cut black lines. Lay them out on a white sheet of paper and use glue to stick them to the paper.

Step 4: Once the lines are in place, use glue to add your fall items in the various boxes, and make sure each card is different. 

Step 5: Place the card on the clipboard, and stick a pen behind the clip on top of the clipboard so kids can cross off items as they hike. 

Step 6: Bring a camera, because it’s so precious when children explore the world around them, especially when it’s lit up with vibrant color. As you can see from the photos, even my two-year-old wannabe-Minion got in on the fall bingo hiking action too.  

DIY fall bingo card

fall bingo hike

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Tell me, how have you enjoyed this fall so far? I would love to hear about how you celebrate fall with your family and friends. Leave a comment here!

images via j. sorelle

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