BIGGO

Biggo

  • 1.

    This game is similar to BINGO, only MUCH bigger! To make playing pieces, cut paper into 25 small pieces. Write one numeral, from 1 to 25, on each piece. Decorate the lunch bag. Place the numbered papers inside.

  • 2.

    Players find about 20 tokens with which to mark their BIGGO boards. Small rocks, fallen sticks, or similar found objects are fine.

  • 3.

    With an adult, choose a large outdoor paved area that is clean, safe, and free from traffic. Each player creates a BIGGO square about 5 short paces per side with Sidewalk Chalk.

  • 4.

    Divide the square into a grid of 25 smaller squares. Just draw four evenly-spaced lines across and four lines up and down.

  • 5.

    In each square, randomly write one numeral, from 1 to 25, until the grid is full.

  • 6.

    Players take turns pulling one number from the bag and calling it out.

  • 7.

    All players place a token to cover the corresponding numeral on their grids.

  • 8.

    The first player with five in a row--horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, is the winner.

Adaptations

  • Make grids larger or smaller to suit players’ ages and fit the space. Use Crayola Chalk Tools such as the Wide Writer to draw broad lines.
  • Use symbols or pictures in place of numerals. Choose a theme if you like! Some possibilities include yummy fruits, names of pets, or color names.
  • Make eye-popping grids with Crayola Chalk ‘n Roll, Rainbow Rake, or Sidewalk Paint Sprayer. Paint them with a Crayola Super Brush.
  • Make the center space free like it is in BINGO.
  • Vary ways to win, such as by covering all four corners or making an X.
  • Decorate small paper plates with Crayola Markers to use as tokens. Great fun for a crowd at a neighborhood picnic or family reunion!
  • Create Crayola Model Magic tokens. Flatten balls into discs or any shape. Air-dry them overnight. Decorate with Crayola Washable Markers. To keep them clean, make a glaze of equal parts Crayola No-Run School Glue and water. Cover one side of the tokens with the glaze and a paint brush. Air-dry. Turn them over and cover the other side. Air-dry the glue before playing.