When I taught elementary school, I had students play a sort of BINGO game.
Make a master grid that has five squares going across the top, and six going down the side. Then in each square across the top, spell G H O S T(one letter per square)...there should be a column of five squares now under each letter. I'd give kids a sheet with an assortment of images like broom, cat, owl, moon, etc. Students were to colour(with coloured pencil) the twenty five they wanted to use, cut them out and paste them on the grid where ever they wished. Then we'd play... I'd roll a die and if it landed on a one, I'd call G, a two was an H and so on. I had a set of images turned face down...after rolling the die, I'd turn over one of the cards. If it were a die roll of 3 and a mouse, I'd call, "O-Mouse" and everyone who had a mouse under their O column would hold with a marker(a penny perhaps?). Kids loved it and there were small prizes for kids who got Bingo. They could then switch cards or keep their own and play again. Lots of fun, and they enjoyed making their own cards as well. (I'd ignore rolling a six...and if you run out before anyone has a Bingo...caller simply flips them over and goes till someone wins.) As caller, I kept track of what was called, so I could verify that someone didn't call in error. Here are some ideas for pictures...candy corn, witch, ghost, pumpkin, Indian corn, apple, candy bar, grave stone, skeleton, bat, buzzard, pirate, mummy, fairy,spider, etc.
"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow the fields of those who don't."-Thomas Jefferson
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