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Irregular Past Tense Verbs Bingo Riddles Level 1



An irregular verb game with rhyming riddles! Your students will love guessing the clues as a speech therapy activity or in your classroom.

Targets grammar practice of subject-verb agreement with past-tense action verbs plus expressive language, inference, listening comprehension, and vocabulary for a whole-class activity or use just a few boards for small groups.

Bingo Riddles make mixed groups easy by targeting multiple goals with a single activity!


This Evidenced-Based resource is Level 1 which includes high-frequency irregular past-tense verbs and those typically mastered in conversation by age 7.

Irregular Past-Tense Verbs Bingo Riddles Level 2 which is appropriate for ages 7 and older is available in my store separately.


Why address irregular verb tense early? Which verbs to teach first?

Written irregular verb forms are typically taught in school in 2nd grade and beyond. However, the development of the verbal use of irregular past-tense verbs begins earlier and is important for developing expressive language skills which are the building blocks for written language.

Roger Brown’s Stages framework (Brown, 1973) indicates that irregular verb forms emerge early between 25-46 months of age.

I’ve used the developmental sequence identified by Shipley, Maddox & Driver, 1991. Shipley et. al looked at the age of mastery of 49 irregular past-tense verbs and found that while many irregular past-tense verbs developed early, others were still not mastered by the age of 9.


Low Color/Grayscale Printing options are provided!


CONTENTS: 33 useable pages:

• 28 Different Bingo Cards- plenty for small group or to play with the entire class

• 24 Riddle Calling Cards

• 42 Smart Dude Cover Cards

• Riddle Me! Write Your Own Riddle- Printable Extension Activity.


The 24 Irregular Past-tense Verbs targeted in this Level 1 resource:

  1. ate
  2. bit
  3. broke
  4. came
  5. cut
  6. did
  7. drove
  8. fed
  9. fell
  10. flew
  11. found
  12. gave
  13. hit
  14. hurt
  15. made
  16. said
  17. sat
  18. saw
  19. ran
  20. read
  21. threw
  22. took
  23. went
  24. wore


“The Best Bingo Game on TpT” is just one sweet comment I have received on my best-selling Bingo Riddles Games! They help me cover any size group with multiple language and therapy goals and are terrific for in-class therapy too.

Need to make-up sessions in a larger group? Bingo Riddles is perfect!


After playing the game, students write their own riddles and have fun taking turns guessing the answers.

My bingo riddles games are terrific for a wide variety of ages and include suggestions on how to level the game for kindergarten through fourth grade.


Find all my Bingo Riddles games by clicking the custom category.

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