This free printable mermaid bingo is perfect for a mermaid party or everyday fun with your kids!
I am not ashamed to say that I love mermaids and always have. They say that 95% of the world’s oceans remain unexplored – you can’t prove to me that mermaids don’t exist!
Today I’m super excited to share my love of mermaids with free printable mermaid bingo cards.
In fact, I’m so exited that I made two different versions of the game! One version is a traditional 5×5 grid with 25 different mermaid and undersea images, and the other version is a smaller preschool bingo with mermaids.
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How to play mermaid bingo
You can use these bingo cards in a ‘traditional’ way by cutting out the pictures on the call list sheets, placing them in a bag, and drawing them randomly.
Alternatively, you can save some cutting and the risk of lost pieces by giving the call sheet to an adult and having them ‘randomly’ call out images. I think this is a good choice if you’re at a pool party because it means fewer pieces to keep track of!
- Make a tic mark with a pencil to denote which pictures you’ve already called.
- If you laminate the cards (or use dry erase pockets), you can use markers to mark off called images.
I highly recommend printing on something other than plain printer paper if you want to hang on to your game boards and use them all summer long.
For the most beautiful images, use presentation paper. Presentation paper is a heavy weight paper with a special coating for crisp, bright images.
For durable boards, but slightly less vibrant images, use cardstock.
The difference doesn’t show up as clearly in a photo as it does in real life, but I printed the bingo card on the left on presentation paper. The one on the right is on cardstock.
For repeated play, especially near water, laminate the sheets or place them in a dry erase pocket. Dry erase pockets are like page protectors, but sturdier! If you are going to play near the pool or beach, you might want to get the bingo boards printed at a copy shop. Copiers use toner, not ink, which means the images won’t run if they get splashed.
You can get sheets laminated at copy shops and office supply stores, but if you’re going to laminate more than 10-2o pages ever, it’s more economical (and a time saver) just to get an inexpensive home laminator.
You can also have fun at a mermaid themed birthday party by using shells or gems as tokens, instead!
Printable mermaid bingo
These 5×5 mermaid bingo cards are best for older kids because many of the images are fairly similar. They will need to tell the difference between different colors, for example, in order to cover the correct space. This is great because it helps children practice attention to detail and visual discrimination!
Please note that these bingo cards are free for personal use (including in your own classroom, with your Scout troop, etc.). Please do not redistribute the files – just send your friends a link to this post so they can download their own. This means a lot to me and helps keep me able to make these awesome free resources for you!
The sets of 10 and 4 mermaid bingo cards are free and there’s an affordable classroom set available, too.
Classroom set of mermaid bingo cards
Need lots of cards for your classroom or mermaid birthday bash? Get 30 mermaid bingo cards for the very low price of $2.79. These cards are unique, which means they can be combined with the free sets for a total of 44 mermaid bingo boards.
10 free printable mermaid bingo cards
This set of 10 mermaid bingo boards is perfect for larger families and smaller groups. It’s available for free – just fill out the form and let me know where to send your printables!
Set of four free printable mermaid bingo games
Finally we have a set of 4 free printable mermaid bingo boards. They’re available totally free – no email address required. Just use the download link below the preview image!
The set of 4 cards and the set of 10 are different, which means you can combine them for a set of 14.
3×3 preschool mermaid bingo
These 3×3 mermaid bingo cards are perfect for the littlest mermaids in your family. The images are very different from one another and games are much shorter for younger attention spans.
Don’t lose track of these mermaid bingo boards – Pin them to your favorite board now!