Halloween bingo is a fun game for the whole family! No reading or numbers are required, so even your toddler or preschooler can play along. Grab your free printable bingo cards today!
In 2019, these Halloween bingo boards were among the very first printable picture bingo games I created. This year I’ve updated the post with a greater variety of boards featuring an even larger image pool for more games of picture bingo fun. I hope you enjoy as much as we do!
The updated cards include even more kawaii Halloween cuteness than before to balance out the more “spooky” pictures like the haunted house and spider web. Additions include a cute Halloween cactus, Halloween unicorn, and a Halloween llama with pumpkins!
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How to play Halloween picture bingo
This bingo game is an easy, no-prep way to have screen-free family fun. You could also print out copies to use at a family/neighborhood/work Halloween or harvest party.
Even young children, like older toddlers and preschoolers, can play this game because reading and numbers are not required. A knowledge of basic colors is helpful, though.
You can use these bingo cards in a ‘traditional’ way by cutting out the pictures on the call list sheet, placing them in a bag, and drawing them randomly.
Make sure to print the two pages of call cards at the back of the PDF. There is a large image pool which means there are more possible pictures than spaces on each card. Do not cut up an extra card and use it for your draw pool because some of the pictures will be missing.
It’s easier for participants, especially younger children, if you show the image than to try to describe it.
My daughter (2.5 years old at the time of updating the post) enjoys playing bingo as a solitaire matching game. She matches the call card tiles to her bingo board. Here she is playing with her summer picture bingo card:
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 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.
You can print the game boards on plain printer paper, but it’s not my first choice. Young kids love doing the same thing over and over, so even in just one day these bingo cards could see some heavy use!
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 mermaid bingo card on the left on presentation paper. The one on the right is on cardstock.
For repeated play, especially near food, water, or sticky candy hands, laminate the sheets or place them in a dry erase pocket or page protector. Dry erase pockets are like page protectors, but sturdier!
- Set of 10 Super heavyweight clear erasable pocket, For papers up to 9" x 12"
- Ideal for work stations - no need to replenish paper - just wipe away and start again
- Write on and wipe off, Go green, Use over and over again, Use low-odor dry erase markers (included)
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.
When you laminate your bingo cards, you can store them with your Halloween decorations and use them year after year!
You can make the game even more fun by using fun things like toys, erasers, or other small prizes as tokens to mark off called cards! If you laminate your sheets or use dry erase pockets, you could also use stickers. Stickers are very valuable currency in our house!
Printable Halloween picture bingo cards
Alright, let’s check out the bingo cards!
These bingo cards are all available for personal and classroom use. This includes use in your own classroom, with your scout troop, etc., but not restribution of the digital file. Please simply refer your friends, family, and/or coworkers to this post so they can download their own copy!
There are three sets of bingo cards:
- Halloween picture bingo for a large group – 50 boards
- Classroom set of Halloween picture bingo cards – 25 boards
- Free printable set of 10 Halloween bingo boards
- Free printable set of 5 Halloween picture bingo cards
Just keep scrolling until you find the set you need!
Halloween bingo for a crowd
This set of 50 bingo boards is one of the big updates to this post. Readers requested larger sets of bingo cards for big groups and I am happy to oblige! This set of 50 Halloween bingo cards is available for the very low price of $5.
Classroom set of Halloween bingo boards
Next we have the “classroom set” of Halloween bingo cards. This set has 25 unique bingo boards for the very low price of $2.99. They can be combined with other sets to make a larger pool of board games. For example, add on the freebie set of 10 for 35 unique cards.
10 free printable Halloween bingo boards
The set of 10 cards is the most popular. It’s perfect for larger families or small groups, like homeschool groups. Combine them with the other sets for even more players!
The set of 10 Halloween bingo boards is free – just use the form below the preview image to let me know where to send your PDF.
4 free printable Halloween bingo games
Last we have the set of four bingo cards. (The PDF is 6 pages including the call sheet.) Because I love Halloween so much, I’m making this set of cards available for free right from this post – no email address required! Grab your download below the preview image.