When thinking of bingo cards the first thing that comes to mind is playing bingo of course. However, did you know that bingo cards can actually be used for quite a number of non-bingo related things? If you want to know what else you can use bingo cards for, keep reading for a list of unexpected uses of bingo cards when you join and play.
Did you know that bingo has the ability to increase brain power? The rhymes used to call out the numbers drawn are referred to as mnemonics. Mnemonics are commonly used to aid in the recall of information. For example, if you needed to memorize an acronym your teacher would teach you a rhyme of which the first letter of every word corresponds with a letter in the acronym. Research has proven that people are more likely to remember a rhyme than a piece of information.
Bingo cards are thus sometimes used in workshops or classrooms to help learners focus. One class where you’d expect to see a bingo card is in mathematics.
Imagine being stuck indoors on a rainy day with the kids. Let’s be honest kids are a handful and they get bored quite easily. If you have already tried everything to keep them occupied but nothing is working, why not use a bingo card? Glue some pictures to a bingo card and let them go treasure hunt, the first one to tick off everything on their card gets a treat. If the children are older you can also actually play bingo with them.
Ease the Nerves
Bingo cards can be used to calm the nerves of people who find them in unpleasant situations, for example small kids on a road trip or a nervous flyer with you on the plane. In order to make the experience more pleasant you need to distract them. For this bingo comes in handy.
Since bingo is so flexible and adaptable, you can adapt the game to suit whichever activity you are doing. Say for example you are in the car and heading to the airport. You could ask the player to spot anything on the way to the airport and tick if off the list. You could even make your own bingo cards beforehand. You can change the cards depending on where you are. You would give them a new card at the airport as you wait to board the flight as well as when you are flying.
Did you know that you could have your own custom bingo cards made? This is the perfect gift for a bingo lover. You could even center the cards on a specific topic, theme, hobby or profession. The more personalized the better.
Just like the game of bingo, bingo cards are flexible and adaptable. Whether you need to distract your toddler while running errands or need a teaching aid in your classroom, bingo cards are here to save the day. They have many uses all over the world and many more will surely be invented.