Sound Bingo

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This game is like regular bingo, except the clues are sounds. Learners must recognize sounds being played (rattling keys, stapler, computer keyboard, etc) and then find and cover that sound on the bingo board. Once a player covers squares in a straight line going diagonally, up, down, left or right they win. The goal of this game is to see how many sounds you can recognize. Requires a bit of preparation time to create a recording of sounds. Or, the caller can make sounds from a hidden location using a microphone and props.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per group of students)

  • bingo cards
  • markers for boards (chips, beads, washable markers, etc)
  • CD player
  • CD with recorded common sounds
  • Master list of sounds on CD
  • music mixing program like Garage Band or Audacity
  • microphone (optional)
  • speakers for computer


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing
  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Sound

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • read
  • hear
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Funding Sources:

  • Harman International
  • NEC Foundation of America
  • National Science Foundation