Easy Rhythm Bingo

Easy Rhythm Bingo Easy Rhythm Bingo

Easy Rhythm Bingo Calling Cards

Not too long ago I posted a rhythm bingo game for older students with meters such as  3/8 and 9/8. An alert teacher asked me if I had posted a beginner version. Of course I thought so because I  remember playing it. I have to be honest, however. After posing hundreds of files over the years, I can’t remember what I have on the site. As I looked through my website, sure enough, it was not there.  Things came up, and it got lost in the Games That Never Were Finished file.


  • To review rhythm patterns in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time signatures


  • Cards 1 & 2 have no 8th notes.
  • Cards 3 & 4 have simple patterns using 8th notes.

 Number of Players

  • Two to 8 players, plus the teacher to draw and play the rhythm cards
  • Game may also be played by one student and teacher


  • Game board and rhythm card printables
  • At least 9 bingo tokens for each player


  • Print the game boards on card stock.
  • Print the calling cards on perforated 2 x 3.5 business card stock or regular card stock. Separate or cut the cards.
  • Mix the cards up so that the time signatures are mixed evenly.
  • Give each player a Bingo board card and tokens. Students put a token on the “Free” space.
  • The teacher draws a calling card, tells the students which time signature it is, and plays the rhythm.
  • If the student has the rhythm, he covers it with his token.
  • The game proceeds with the teacher drawing cards and playing the rhythms.
  • The first player to cover all the squares on his board is the winner.
  • To play with student and teacher, each player takes turns drawing and tapping the rhythm on the card. If that rhythm is on his card, he covers it with a token.

Why I Like This Game

  • It is a good game to practice rhythmic ear training.

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13 Responses to Easy Rhythm Bingo

  1. Thanks a lot Susan. This is a wonderful piece of work 🙂

  2. Marylee Morton

    Susan, I love your great ideas. Thank you so much! Today I was checking out your post and on the first page of the rhythm cards for more advanced students (2nd card down on the right side), I think the 2-8th notes should be 16ths. Or have I missed something? Thanks once again – I am fairly new to your website.

    • Susan Paradis

      Marylee, yes, you are correct. I did make a mistake on the teacher calling cards. I fixed it and reposted the new PDF file. Maybe teachers who have printed this out already can take a black pen and fix it. Thanks for letting me know!

  3. Alice

    Thank you Susan, this is beautiful! 🙂

  4. Hannelie Peck

    Hi Susan
    I would love to make use of the last resource you made available “Rhythm Bingo” but I am finding it difficult to download the document. Any suggestions? Thank you for the awesome work you do for music teachers all around the world!

    • Susan Paradis

      Teachers who have updated to Windows 10 and using Window’s Edge as a browser will not be able to download my PDF’s. Instead, try Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.

  5. Angela

    Thank you so much for the game. This will be perfect for my up coming group lessons. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Jerry Cornish

    This may be just what I need for my 12 year old daughter who is teaching piano lessons to preschoolers.

    Thank you!

  7. Joanne

    Thank you for the Rhythm Bingo game. I appreciate your creativity, your artwork and sharing that you provide for teachers. Rhythm Bingo will be a quick and fun game. Your games are always so educational. Thank you !!!

  8. Beth

    Thanks for this great resource! I did not see the calling card file. Did I miss it somehow?