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Our Physical Environment Bingo

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 2

Build and master the ability to identify land and water formations in the physical environment with a game of Physical Environment Bingo!

Looking for Landform Games for First Grade?

Identifying landforms is an essential educational concept that every student should practice. Looking at maps and watching slideshows is great, but young learners need to get their hands on materials to really internalize the content.  This physical environment Bingo game was designed to help students practice identifying the different types of natural landforms and physical features using images and verbal descriptions.  Your Science and Geography lessons are sure to be rigorous when using this resource.

The significant landforms and objects in the physical environment referenced in this activity are

  • Mountain
  • river
  • waterfall
  • desert,
  • volcano
  • island
  • Forest
  • And more!

👨‍🏫Physical Environment Bingo Game Play👨‍🏫

  1. Provide each student with a game board and counters as board markers.
  2. Pull a clue card from the stack and read it aloud. You can choose to use single-word calling cards or description cards.
  3. Students will listen to the feature described and attempt to locate an image representing it on their game board.
  4. The first student to get four in a row wins.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this game as an activity for:

  • Lesson warm-up
  • Lesson wrap-up
  • Fast finishers 
  • Homework assignment

To provide an extra challenge, 

  • Provide opportunities for students to draw, write, and discuss the different physical features in environments around the world.
  • Assist struggling students with the tasks by providing notes, landform anchor charts, or individual assistance as needed.

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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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