In exchange for my review, I was given the fun opportunity to review the game called Catholic Lingo Bingo created by Monica from Arma Dei Shoppe and Equipping Catholic Families.
Monica created this game in English and then Xhonane from Familia Catolica worked with Monica to create a Spanish version of this wonderful and educational game. The purpose of this game is to learn the various sacramentals, vessels and vestments that are used in the Catholic Church. Some of these items you see at every mass and others on occasion so it was very interesting to me, that I didn't know the names of some of the vessels! Such as the aspersory and aspergillum. I recognized the picture immediately but had never heard it's name before so even I learned something new! Thank you Monica!!
Catholic Lingo Bingo can be used at home with your family or in the classroom. Once you purchase it from the Arma Dei Shoppe for $12 plus shipping if mailed or for $9.99 to have it sent to you electronically through cyberspace to be received instantly. I followed Monica's instructions and printed them out on white card stock paper for durability and then worked on coloring them.
15 Bingo Cards need to be colored and then the master call cards so it is time intensive for coloring.
If you have a classroom full of students or a few children then the work of coloring is broken up into manageable parts. I chose not to color the calling cards because as I was coloring the bingo cards, I did not replicate my color choices for each matching picture. Meaning every time I came across the picture of the Monstrance, I colored it at whim. When we played the game with some friends, and most were unfamiliar with these words, I showed them the picture and went around checking their cards to help them. Another mom was with us and helped out too. We did play by filling up the whole card and that each child's card was filled so we could learn all the words. I could see though that after playing this game a couple of times, the kids will recall the words quickly.
To recap, this fun and educational game can be played with up to 15 children. There are 9 pictures on each bingo card that are large enough for little children to understand. It's for all ages and can be purchased in English or Spanish. As another use, you can also take a few of these bingo cards and cut the pictures out and use it for a matching game.
Monica does a fabulous job at creating fun games and crafts that teach our children and adults, about our Catholic Faith! It's her passion, it's her ministry and we are all blessed by it!