by Kristin J. Draeger, Glen Draeger and Caleb Short
an ARTK12 book
Five Bingo Games in One (see photos below)
Africa Bingo, Geography Disguised as Fun, is just what you think it is with some fun twists. There are many ways to play the game:
- Simply show the flash card of the country
- Don’t show the card and name the country
- Read the North, West, South, East clues on the back
- Read the more complicated clues on the back
- Read the quirky rhyme that gives a clue for both the country and its capital.
Review / Learn the Countries
Additionally, your students can use the flash cards on their own to learn and review the countries of Africa.
Here’s a quirky rhyme example:
Mbabane (uhm-bah-BAHN-ay) and Lobamba (loh-BAHM-buh)
The swan is grand, but isn’t it too c-cold for watching b-birds.
Mom b-bought me a nice j-jacket so my c-coldness level is only two th-thirds.
But don’t low ball the t-temperature out here, it’s c-c-cold, let’s not mince w-words.
About Caleb Short
As a card carrying member of both the history fanatic club and the fun guy group, Caleb enjoys many outlets for his creativity. Graduating from San Diego State University in 2018 with a bachelors in Social Work, he has since moved on to studying at the bad pun institute among other more formal ventures.
Caleb enjoys petting dogs, walks on the beach with his wife, and the youth mentoring program where he volunteers.
Caleb is a contributing author to Africa Bingo: Geography Disguised as Fun.
Caleb and his wife live in La Mesa, California.