Poetry bingo

  • 12+
  • Intermediate
Unlock your inner poet with our customizable Poetry Bingo Card Template. Perfect for language learners and lovers of verse alike!
Edit this card
  • Unlimited printing
  • Fully editable
  • Play online

Jump to a section

Words/numbers used in this bingo card

Our bingo card has 25 items related to poetry. Here is the complete list:

  • verse
  • sonnet
  • rhyme
  • quatrain
  • ode
  • narrative poetry
  • lyric
  • limerick
  • lay
  • idyl
  • free verse
  • epitaph
  • epigram
  • epic
  • elegy
  • couplet
  • classicism
  • cinquain
  • canzone
  • blank verse
  • ballade
  • ballad
  • Tanka
  • Haiku
  • ABC poem

More about this bingo card

Poetry Bingo is a lyrical adventure, perfect for poetry enthusiasts, students, or anyone looking to immerse themselves in the art of verse. This game brings the beauty of poetry to the playful world of bingo, featuring different types of poetry and poetic terms. From sonnets and haikus to metaphors and alliteration, each square is a gateway to the diverse and rich landscape of poetry. So, grab your pens and notebooks, and let's dive into the rhythm and rhyme of Poetry Bingo!

How to play poetry bingo

black and silver fountain pen

Classroom versification: The poetic study

  • Setting up the stanza: Distribute bingo cards featuring types of poetry (like Sonnet, Haiku, Limerick, Free Verse) and poetic terms (such as Metaphor, Simile, Alliteration, Rhyme).
  • Poetic call-outs: As the teacher or a student reads out examples or definitions, players mark them off their cards.
  • Bingo in verse: The first student to complete a row or pattern calls out "Bingo!" and perhaps shares their favorite poem or poetic device.

Poetry club gathering: The rhyme rendezvous

  • Gathering of bards: Share poetry bingo cards during a poetry club meeting or a casual get-together of poetry lovers.
  • Poetic exploration: Discuss and call out different types of poems and literary devices, marking them on your bingo cards.
  • Ode to the winner: Celebrate the bingo victor with a poetry book, a journal, or a chance to recite their favorite poem.

Virtual poetry slam: The online ode

  • Digital poetry arena: Distribute digital bingo cards for a virtual poetry reading or discussion session.
  • Streaming stanzas: Share and discuss poems or poetic terms through video calls or online forums.
  • Cyber poet laureate: Congratulate the virtual bingo winner with an e-book of poetry or a special mention on your poetry group's website.

Family poetry night: The household haiku

  • Home haiku hub: Use poetry bingo as a fun family activity to explore different types of poetry.
  • Rhyme and reason at home: Read poems aloud or discuss poetic devices, marking off squares on your bingo cards.
  • Literary family prize: Offer a small prize like a book token or the honor of choosing the next poem for family reading.

🌟 Top tip

Enhance your Poetry Bingo experience by diving deeper into each term or poetry type. When a square is marked off, take a moment to explore its significance, history, or famous examples. It's a creative way to learn and appreciate the nuances of poetry.

person doing wall graffiti

Benefits of using Bingo Card Creator

  • Customizable lyrical journey: Create bingo cards with a diverse range of poetry styles and literary terms, making each game an educational and enjoyable experience.
  • Perfect for poetry lovers of all ages: Whether it's for a classroom, poetry club, family night, or online gathering, our platform can cater to any group size.
  • Flexible formats for poetic exploration: Choose from printed cards for in-person readings or digital versions for virtual poetry sessions.

Ready to capture the essence of poetry?

Poetry Bingo is more than just a game; it's an exploration of the rhythm and beauty of words. It's a unique way to engage with poetry, learn literary devices, and celebrate the art of verse. So, let's mark our cards, recite our favorite lines, and shout "Bingo!" in the most poetic way possible!

The Bingo Card Creator Team
Created by

The Bingo Card Creator Team

We're the Bingo Card Creator Team, bringing you diverse, engaging bingo card templates. Dedicated to quality and innovation, our designs are made for simplicity and fun. We value your feedback and are always ready to help. Enjoy memorable bingo experiences with our templates!

Poetry bingo card

Enter your name

Please enter your name and Press continue to start.