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Here is a bingo vocabulary game about people who provide service in a community


Language Arts, Social Studies  



Title – Service in Our Community Bingo
By – RaSheldra Rogers
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – 1

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Addressed:

      113.3.b Social Studies, Grade 1.

        (1.6) Geography. The student understands various physical and human characteristics of the environment. The student is expected to:

          (C) identify and describe the human characteristics of places such as ways of earning a living.

        (1.9) Economics. The student understands the value of work. The student is expected to:

          (A) describe the requirements of various jobs.

      (1.11) Government. The student understands the role of authority figures and public officials. The student is expected to:

        (C) identify the responsibilities of authority figures in the home, school, and community.

Learning Objective:

  • Describe why it is a good thing to provide a service to your community.
  • Identify written words as they are spoken
  • Recognize words that look familiar

List of Materials Needed:

  • Bingo cards with occupation names (20)
  • Bingo chips (200+)
  • Word cards
  • Teacher created worksheet

Pre-Activity Preparation:

  • Make bingo boards, a key, and a worksheet.
  • The Bingo boards and chips must be set up before hand.


  • Stay at desk for the activity.
  • Students will not need anything out.

Establish Set/ Motivation/Introduction:

    “Do you guys like to play games? Well, today we are going to play Bingo, but in the way I like to play it – the social studies way!!! It’s a black out!!”

Learning Experiences/Presentation/Procedure:

  1. “Everyone tip toe to your seat (if sitting on carpet).”
  2. “Remove everything from your desk.”
  3. Ask students what comes to mind when you say the word “community.”
  4. Write the correct definition of the word on the board: “a group of people living in one area.”
  5. Ask students to name some community members they may know.
  6. Warn students that when you pass out the boards and chips, “do not touch it or you will not be able to play.”
  7. Teacher passes out the boards and chips.
  8. Explain the rules when the students get quite.
      “I will give you a job or a explanation of what a person does. You will have the answer on your bingo card sheet. If I say, “I work at a doctor’s office” and you see “nurse” on your card, then that is your answer.”
  9. “So, is everyone ready to play Bingo?”
  10. “Pay attention, because at the end, I will give you a worksheet to fill out and it will be graded.”
  11. “Stay in your seat, open your ears, and if you need me to repeat, raise your hand.”
  12. “I will say the clue twice.”
  13. Teacher will pull clue from the bag, say the description and wait for them to place chips on board. Repeat over and over until someone has a Bingo.
  14. Make sure you walk around, just in case someone needs help.


  1. What does a nurse do for the people that go to a clinic?
  2. What does a police officer do?
  3. What do the firefighters do?
  4. What does a teacher do?
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