Dr. Audrey C. Rule
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
1997, The Clay Minerals Society
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pdf file can be downloaded that contains all of
the images necessary to play Crystal Shape Bingo. Click
here to download the file.
Range of Players: Ages 8 years to adult
This game provides students with practice in recognizing three-dimensional
crystal shapes and planar geometric shapes of crystal faces.
of the Game:
each page of this game onto light-colored heavy card stock paper.
Laminate each page if possible. Cut apart the four game cards
on each page and the eight calling cards on the other pages. Assemble
a set of buttons, pennies, or Bingo chips to use as markers during
Each player is given a Bingo Card and several markers.
The calling cards are shuffled and placed face down in a stack.
The caller chooses the first calling card from the stack and calls
out the crystal shape name. Players search their cards to see
if they have that shape. If the shape is present on a Bingo card,
the player covers it with a marker.
The caller calls the next crystal shape.
Play continues until a player finds that three spaces in a row
(vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) are covered on the player's
card. The player calls, "Bingo!". The player must correctly
identify all three shapes on the player's card that form the row.
The caller checks the crystal shapes to make sure they were called
and correctly identified.
The winning player becomes the caller for the next round of Crystal