These Polar animal picture bingo games are so much fun as part of your Arctic unit or as low-prep family fun on a cold winter weekend. Download sets of 4 or 10 for free or grab a very low-priced classroom set of Arctic animal bingo boards.
While sometimes call these Arctic animal bingo boards, not all of the animals are truly Arctic since penguins live at the South Pole. Because they’re frequently included in winter units, I went ahead and included them here, too. To be more precise, introduce these as polar animals or winter animals. The bingo cards, themselves, have “polar animal” written on the top. Please note that these are cartoon animals, not photos.
If you’d prefer a more general winter bingo game with snowmen, sledding, etc., please stop by this post with free printable winter bingo cards.
For more low-prep winter fun for kids, please see this post of winter printables. These are a few favorites with preschool and kindergarten ages children:
- Winter dot marker printables
- Winter ten frame printables
- Snowman templates
- Winter trace and color pages
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How to play picture bingo
Picture bingo is an easy, no-prep way to keep your kids occupied or enjoy some screen-free family fun time together. It’s also great for classrooms, after school programs, scout groups, and even senior nights. I’ve received many comments and emails from readers telling me how much assisted living residents they work with enjoy playing picture bingo.
Picture bingo is fun, plus it’s a brain booster. Since some of the images in this “Arctic” animal bingo game are similar, players need to pay careful attention. Is there any parent who doesn’t want their child to practice paying attention and noticing details?
You can use these bingo cards in a more 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. There are 30 total animal images, but only 24 appear on each card. Don’t print an extra card and cut it up or you’ll miss 6 of the images!
You can save some time cutting out tiles by giving the call sheets to an adult and having them ‘randomly’ call out images. This means fewer pieces to cut out and keep track of.
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For repeated play, laminate the sheets or place them in a dry erase pocket or page protector. Dry erase pockets are like page protectors, but sturdier.
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You can use objects like counting bears or math link cubes to mark called images.
Or, of course, you can use ever-popular dot markers to mark cards for one-time use.
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Polar animal picture bingo printables
Like all picture bingo games on the Artisan Life, these are for personal and single classroom use. You are welcome to print and use them as many times as you’d like with your own children, students, therapy clients, etc.
You are not licensed to share the printouts or digital files with others for use with their students/children. Please just send your friends and coworkers to this post so they can download their own copies!
There are four different sets of bingo cards. All are unique and can be combined:
- Set of 50 winter animal bingo boards for a large group
- Classroom set of 25 Arctic animal bingo cards
- 10 free printable polar animal bingo boards
- 4 free printable Arctic animal bingo cards
Please keep scrolling to find the set(s) you want.
Set of 50 Arctic animal bingo boards
First we have the set of 50 cards. This set is perfect for winter school celebrations, Scout meetups, and even senior centers.
Classroom set of 25 winter animal bingo boards
Next we have the set of 25 winter animal bingo cards. This set is ideal for most classrooms and mid-sized groups.
Free printable set of 10 polar animal bingo cards
Larger families and smaller groups love this set of 10 free printable bingo boards! Combine them with the set of 4 listed below for 14 unique cards. This set is great for small Scout troops, homeschool groups, and more.
Use the box below the preview image to let me know where to send your bingo cards and they’ll fly across the internet & into your inbox.
Free printable set of 4 Arctic animal bingo cards
Last but not least, we have the set of four free printable Arctic animal bingo cards for families.
This set is perfect for smaller groups and families. There’s no email address required – simply click the link below the preview image. It should open in a new tab and begin downloading automatically. You may need to authorize downloads from Dropbox if a box appears asking for permission.
I hope you enjoy playing polar animal picture bingo! Be sure to check out these additional free printables for winter here on The Artisan Life:
Winter printables and activities
Need more winter printables and activities to keep your kids busy on a cold day?
Winter Alphabet Matching Cards with Winter Clothes
Teach the alphabet and appropriate winter clothing with these free printabel winter alphabet matching cards!
Free Printable After Winter Break Activity for Pre-K and Kindergarten
Get back into the grove of school with these free printable after winter break activities.
Free Winter Ten Frame Printables
These free printable winter ten frame cards are a fun, easy way to help your child learn how to count.
Printable Snowflake Coloring Pages
These free printable snowflake coloring pages are fun and helpful as part of a lesson on the weather.
Free Printable Winter Tracing Pages
These free printable winter tracing pages are a no-prep educational activity for preschoolers, pre-k, and kindergarteners.
Free Printable Winter Do a Dot Marker Pages
Toddlers and preschoolers love these free printable winter do a dot marker pages! Use them with duaber style markers, dot stickers, or pompoms.
Free Printable Snowman Templates
These snowman templates are perfect for crafts and snowman themed activities.
Free Printable Winter Bingo
This free printable winter bingo is fun for the whole family. Even young children can play along since reading is not required!
20+ Free Printable Winter Animal Coloring Pages for Kids
These cute winter animals are so much fun for kids to color! Click through for 20+ free printable winter animal coloring sheets for kids.
Winter Word Scramble
This free printable word scramble is a fun brain teaser for older children (and adults, too!)
Winter I Spy Printable
Pick from three levels of difficulty to keep all of your kids busy and learning on a cold winter day.
Free Easy Winter Crossword Printable for Kids
This picture crossword puzzle is fun and easy for kids! Bonus: the answer key is included.
Free Printable Winter Alphabet Matching Cards
These free printable winter alphabet matching cards are a fun way to help your child associate uppercase and lowercase letters.
Free Printable Winter Counting Cards (English and Spanish)
These free printable winter counting cards are in both English and Spanish with numbers 1-10 with cute penguins.
I love your website! How do I get your freebies? I teach special education middle/high school and your activities would work with many of my students.
How you get the downloads depends on the post. In this particular post, the set of 4 is available for direct download in the post. The set of 10 winter animal bingo cards is linked to an email opt-in forum you should see under the preview image in the “set of 10” section. In most posts with just one download option there is a row of purple arrows pointing at a large button with “click here to download your free printables” on it. I hope that’s helpful!