Catholic Saint Bingo - The Junior Version

Catholic Saint Junior Bingo is a fun game for kids to review and learn about saints.

The religious education class that I teach ended this week.  It is shorter than the school year running from October to the end of April.  I am looking forward to a break and having another free day during the week.  I am also looking forward to starting back up in the fall and my brain is already racing with new ideas to try out and projects to create.

For the last session, we decided to play bingo.  We played bingo before Easter (from my Religious Easter Bingo pack) and the class loved it.  They needed some help finding the squares but with that game there were a lot of picture clues.  I wanted to do a Catholic Saint Bingo to review the saints we learned about this year.  I blogged HERE about how we made flip books and learned about a new saint each week.  After playing Easter bingo, I decided I needed to make a junior version of Catholic Saints bingo so that it was more manageable for first graders.  Many of the saints look similar so I knew they wouldn't have as many picture clues to help them.  I made this version with only 16 squares instead of the 25 in my regular version.

Before we played, I had the students bring their flipbooks to the carpet.  I used the posters from my Catholic Saint Interactive Notebook/Flipbook product, and we reviewed all of the saints we learned about this year.  Then I sent them back to their seats.  Since using jelly beans as markers last time was such a success, I used them again.  They were so excited to see the jelly beans again. {And secretly I was happy to get the last of the Easter candy out of my house.}

Catholic saints junior bingo for lower elementary

For the first few rounds we called the saint's name and then held up the mini poster to help them find it on their boards.  They also had their flipbooks out if they needed them.  Then, after awhile, we started giving them clues about the saints (included in the bingo game) to see if they could remember who we were describing.  I was shocked by how much they knew and remembered about each saint. They had so much fun playing and could hardly contain their excitement.  About half of them played standing up because they couldn't stay in their seats.

Catholic saints junior bingo for lower elementary

I've made 30 different bingo boards so you can just print and play. I've also included a black and white and a color version so you decide how you want to print. There is also a fact sheet included with basic information about each of the saints included.

UPDATE: I've created a second version of Catholic Saint Bingo. This one has different saints than the others and was designed specifically for my religious education students because every saint that is included can be found in our church through pictures, artwork, statues, etc.

You can find all three versions of Catholic Saint Bingo in my store by clicking on the pictures below as well as the money saving bundle.