As I planned my daughter’s Octonauts Birthday Party, I had to come up with some ideas to keep the kids entertained. My initial thought was to create a trivia game based on the show, but I quickly realized that it was very likely that not all guests were as obsessed with the show as my K. And who wants to play a game that only the birthday girl can win?!?
So instead I came up with a game anyone could play that would still incorporate different creatures from the show – Octonaut BINGO!
For prizes, I gave out Octonauts stickers, which I doled out to each kid as they reached BINGO. (Yes, we played each round until everyone had BINGO.) It was perfect because the stickers are only $1.99 for 24 stickers, and the kids were thrilled.
For game tokens, I used my Fiskars medium punch to cut out circles of orange and blue paper that coordinated with the party. I punched enough to fill every BINGO game card so there was never a shortage.
The Octonauts BINGO game has 10 different BINGO cards. (We had 12 kids playing so we had a few dups, but no one noticed.) Because all of the cards have the exact same characters, just in different orders, you can cut up any of the cards to use as your “calling” cards.
I hope your kids enjoy Octonauts BINGO as much as mine did!