Years ago, back when I was first starting SayNotSweetAnne, I had the opportunity to post one of my creations on a fellow blogger’s site, Skip To My Lou. I came up with (what I thought) was an adorable idea to make bingo cards that worked with Brach’s conversation hearts. I went through a back of conversation hearts and wrote down all the phrases. Then, I made the bingo card printable and sent it off into the Internet world, never to be thought of again.
Brach’s changes the phrases on those conversation hearts almost every year! That means that the cards were almost instantly obsolete. There were bunches of comments asking for a calling sheet to replace the candy method – but I never got those comments because it wasn’t posted directly on my own blog.
Thankfully, someone must have dug up the post from the Pinterest long-forgotten and posted a comment here recently about the calling cards. So of course, I whipped up an easy to print and cut out calling sheet to go with! Now you can download and print the cards, pass them out, and then draw the phrases from a hat to make the game work. You could certainly still use the conversation hearts as space markers though!
There are 10 individual cards, so for larger classrooms you will have 3 winners per round. I like that, as it lets the game move forward more quickly.
Here’s what I had to say about the set the first go around:
One of my favorite memories of school, is a Valentine’s party my mother lead in my classroom around 2nd grade. Way back before computers, my mother agonized over making Conversation Heart Bingo cards for the class- using only the colors of the hearts for the cards. From what I remember- they were awesome.
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