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Activity

Insects on flowers Bingo game

Summary: 
Search for insects on plants to play a game of bingo.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Food Webs, Ecosystems, Biomes (3, 4)
Biology: Sensing, Organ Systems (4, 5, 6)
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Materials: 
  • A garden or park with many coloured flowers with insects feeding on them
  • Blank bingo boards (with space for 4 pictures)
  • 6 bingo picture cards with pictures and captions:
    1. "Bee on a flower". Picture of a bee on a flower
    2. "Butterfly on a flower". Picture of a butterfly on a flower.
    3. "Fly on a flower". Picture of a fly on a flower.
    4. "Red flower". Picture of a flower with "butterflies like me" written underneath.
    5."Sweet-smelling yellow flower". Picture of a flower with "butterflies and bees like me" written underneath.
    6. "Funky-smelling flower". Picture of a flower with "flies like me" written underneath.
Procedure: 

Each player picks up a bingo board (see attachment).
Each player chooses 4 of the bingo picture cards (see attachment), making sure that different players choose a different set of picture cards.
Glue each of the bingo picture cards to its own square of the bingo board.
Take your bingo boards into the garden/park. Find the things on your bingo card. First to find them all calls BINGO!

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Notes: 

This activity is good to do after the Insects and flowers activity.

Grades taught: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Teaching site: 
Van Dusen Botanical Garden