Work on visual discrimination, visual closure, spatial relations, figure ground, visual scanning, manual dexterity, in-hand manipulation, precise fine motor control, social skills, play and leisure exploration and participation, history of Thanksgiving
In the box: 30 player game cards, 36 questions cards.
Ages 5+, 2-30 players
I received this game in the mail today and was surprised at how thin the box was since the description boasts of 30 player cards and 36 clue question cards. Turns out everything is printed on paper. A heavier weight of paper, but still non-laminated paper. Instead of calling numbers, questions are read from the clue cards and answers are covered on the Jingo game cards. The clue cards are perforated and need to be torn apart before playing. Each clue card is printed with one question, and the answer (with matching picture) is also on the same side of the card so the players cannot see it. No bingo chips or tokens for covering the squares are included. The object is to be the first to complete a pre-specified pattern by covering squares on your card. Here is an example of the questions on the cards:
- In this state, William Bradford arranged a harvest festival to give thanks for progress made (Massachusetts).
- In addition to the pilgrims, these people attended the first Thanksgiving in New England (Native Americans).
- This small, red fruit grows in a bog and is used to make sauces, jelly, and juice (cranberries).
- In 1789, this President proclaimed Thanksgiving to be celebrated the 26th of November (George Washington).
- Hold several tokens in the hand, bringing them to the fingertips one at a time to cover the squares.
- When cleaning up, pick up the tokens one at a time and squirrel them in the palm without dropping. How many can be held?
- Make a copy of the black and white card (comes with the game) which shows the different bingo patterns (horizontal, vertical, diagonal, four corners). Cut them out and for each game, place the one you are using as a pattern on the table for all to see.
- Let anyone in the group answer the questions aloud as you read the cards. Once all answers have been given, let players play independently and see if they can remember the answers.
- For non-readers, turn the question over and let them see the picture. They can match the picture.