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Sandra 12th Sep 2018 Volunteer
Love all these ideas. Thanks
Cara 11th Sep 2018 Seabrooke
I like that idea Maureen, pass it to the player on their right. Will try that one with Hoy.
To add variety to bingo, we add themes to the game for example if bingo falls on St Patricks Day we decorate the tables in green and add lucky leprechauns , 4 leaf clovers & gold coins with a lucky number on them. We simply insert images into a word document and type a lucky number on them, then print and cut out and let everyone select their lucky number to which they win a special prize if their lucky number is called. We also do this with Black Friday where we hold a Black Tie dress day where residents dress up with splashes of black and their favourite colour and we have Lucky Black cats, residents love this one. Other themes we do are Easter, Valentines day and coming up is Dress like a Pirate Day where residents dress up, table is Pirate theme and bingo is a treasure map with lucky gold coins. Once a month we also combine bingo with happy hour and residents are given strips of paper with a number on it and while the residents enjoy a glass of wine etc the resident creates the saying to go with their numbers. Once refreshments are over the game begins. We play this differently to usual bingo the caller walks around the room with a microphone and gets the resident to call their number and saying, often resulting in lots of laughter. Residents with reduced cognition who need support are supplied with a pre-printed simple call for example 2 little ducks and the caller or volunteer assists them to play.
Lisa 11th Sep 2018 Diversional Therapist
We have the large deck of playing cards and deal 6 cards per resident.
We place them in 2 lines of 3 cards we do one LINE (3 cards across)then we go for the HOUSE (ALL 6 CARDS) per game. The caller has their own deck of cards that they call from. We use this as part of our FUN FRIDAY.
Lydia 2nd Aug 2017 Program Director
We play Po-Ke-No. similar
Vladica 28th May 2014
$2.00 shops/ reject / bargain shops and such
Kymberly 27th May 2014 Activities Coordinator
Where does everyone get the large print cards? Kym
Mandy 12th Mar 2014 Activities Co-ordinator
We play this but with the large print cards made into a bingo board with 4 rows of 4 cards stuck to cardboard. We tehn call out from a large print pack each card as we turn it over. Once a client has filled their card of 16 they shout Hoy and win a prize. The cleints love it
Vladica 21st Feb 2014
Excellent -re spongy plastic - will use it for sure
Adult Day Servicse 21st Feb 2014 Adult Day Services- planned activity group leaders
We call a similar game to this,HOY.We deal a large print pack between 4 people which is 13 per person,then from another pack call the cards, first one out calls HOY. a prize is given. This is very popular at our Adult Day Centre

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Vladica 19th Feb 2014
Both options very good
patricia 18th Feb 2014 Recreational Activity Officer
We do similar card bingo, but use all the suits in a pack of cards.
Residents turn the cards over if they have the card and suit that is called out.
Winner receives a pack of small chips or a small chocolate.

Residents who have problems lifting the cards off the table I have purchased rolls of spongy plastic (cut it into the size required).Sold at Hot Dollar or any of the bargain stores. It creates a space between the table and the cards and residents can easily lift cards off the table

Maureen 18th Feb 2014 activities officier
Instead of taking it from them get them to turn it over and at the end of the game get the residents to pass three cards to the player on their right.
Work well our residents love it.
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