Make the event
monthly and ask the local band office,
- Find a space in the community to
hold the event. (school, band office, nursing station, library, community
- Advertise the Word Bingo at
least one week before the event. Word Bingo (Synonym Version) is a great way to
get youth involved in literacy week. Put posters up around the community,
advertise on the local radio station, or green screen and hand out invitations
at the school. Tell everyone about it! Posters and invitations are
included in this package.
- Have prizes for the adults and
youth who win the bingo! (books, gift certificates, t-shirts) Give the NWT
Literacy Council a call and we can send you some books!!!!
- When people arrive - make sure
all players have a marker and one bingo sheet. People may want to play in
groups. Let people use dictionaries if the words are too hard.
- Put all the strips in a hat and
draw the strips out one at a time. Say the hard word and have people try and
find the match(synonym) on their bingo sheet. Make a sentence up to help the
players understand what the word is.
- Choose any of the following for
your Bingo: One line, two lines, four corners, L shape, black out. Play at
least four bingos for each card.
- Have winners choose a prize and
encourage those that win twice to give a prize to a friend.
- Have a snack at the end of the
evening and ask players if they enjoyed themselves and if they would like to
play again sometime.
- Ask the local paper to come to
your event and do a story about Family Literacy.
- Thank your sponsors at your
event and by writing them a letter.
- Make up your own Literacy Bingo
game with the blank bingo card attached.
Co-op, Northern or a local
for donations of prizes.