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NWT Literacy Council
Steps to Organizing a
Word Bingo
Community Event
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  1. Find a space in the community to hold the event. (school, band office, nursing station, library, community hall)
  2. Advertise the Word Bingo at least one week before the event. Word bingo is a great activity for the whole family. 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.
  3. Have prizes for the people who win the bingo! (books, pencils, writing paper, pens, erasers) Give the NWT Literacy Council a call and we can send you some books!!!!
  4. When people arrive - make sure all players have a marker and one bingo sheet.
  5. Put all the words in a hat and draw the words out one at a time. Have children guess what the picture is by giving them a clue. For example if the picture is a hat ask them what you wear on your head.
  6. 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.
  7. Have winners choose a prize and encourage those that win twice to give a prize to a friend.
  8. 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.
  9. Ask the local paper to come to your event and do a story about Family Literacy.
  10. Thank your sponsors at your event and by writing them a letter.
  11. Make up your own Literacy Bingo game with the blank bingo card attached.
Make the event monthly and ask the local band office,
Co-op, Northern or a local business
for donations of prizes.

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