I think most children can play bingo by age 2 or so. We have had a simple bingo game set since Ethan was little. Depending on the season and my mood (or cravings :), I purchase candies or treats to use as the markers. We use one card, 9 spaces. That is a good serving of something sweet.
The other evening we played and used candy corn as our markers.
(Check out Carson's game face!)
When each person filled their card and after yelling "Bingo", of course, the got to choose one coveted candy pumpkin from the plate!
So it is fair to say that I'm not opposed to a bit of bribery and sugar to keep family nights fun!
Take a look at those excited teen and preteen smiles. :)
I've blogged before about family traditions and how important they are to me. I think my children will never hear or see a Bingo game that they don't remember the nights we sat around our kitchen table playing.
I'd love to hear some other ideas on family fun nights, if you care to share.
Have a great weekend. Pick up a bingo game and some candy corn and let the tradition building begin!