With Halloween just around the corner, many individuals are getting excited for costumes, candy, and celebrations. Celebrating Halloween may look a little different this year (#globalpandemic) but no matter how you celebrate and talk about this holiday, we think this Bingo board should be included.
We love theme Bingo activities because they can be used in so many different ways. They can be used at home or in a therapy session, in person or virtually, with one individual or with a group. They provide multiple opportunities to target many speech, language, and communication skills including receptive language, expressive language, pragmatic goals, and more. Many of these words are fringe words for AAC users as well.
Access this board (and two other versions) on our Teachers Pay Teachers site or screenshot from this post and enjoy. If you print it out and are looking for board markers, we recommend little pieces of paper, beads, coins, or other small trinkets. If you use it virtually, you may use annotate/markup features to mark your board.
If you are leading the Bingo game, you can select the words randomly, or enter them into this website and it will select the words for you.
Speech, Language, and Communication Skills
Articulation: many of these words may contain target sounds specific for an individual, such as /s/ (house), /l/ (lights), or /r/ (farm).
Receptive language: listen for a specific word, or follow directions, such as "put a marker if you have spider in the top row."
Expressive language: indicate if you need to mark a spot, what spots are remaining until they achieve Bingo, or if you get Bingo
Pragmatic skills: request wanting to play, include turn-taking activity where individuals take turns selecting the word, or use as a conversation starter about Halloween.