Bingo History - The Origins Of Bingo Games

Written by Mark Falco

The origins of bingo, as with most games, is shrouded inrepparttar mists of history. However, we can tracerepparttar 109996 idea back torepparttar 109997 1500's whererepparttar 109998 Italians invented a lottery game to be played 'en masse' rather like Bingo is today. "Lo Giuoco del Lotto d'Italia" wasrepparttar 109999 very first state run lottery which proved to be so popular it is still played today.

Perhaps closer torepparttar 110000 game we know today however isrepparttar 110001 French game of "Le Lotto" which was derived fromrepparttar 110002 Italian counterpart. This game was very popular with French noblemen duringrepparttar 110003 18th century. This game involved a caller drawing out wooden discs number from one to ninety from a bag and calling them outrepparttar 110004 the players. Each player had a game board divided into nine rows and three columns of numbers andrepparttar 110005 winner would berepparttar 110006 person to mark off allrepparttar 110007 numbers in one row.

Later cersions ofrepparttar 110008 Le Lotto appeared in Germany but this time, it was used not for gambling purposes but rather to teach children their times tables. Today, more ofrepparttar 110009 same can be found onrepparttar 110010 children's games market including such things as spelling bingo with, of course, all ofrepparttar 110011 gambling elements removed.

However,repparttar 110012 first example of bingo in its modern form appeared duringrepparttar 110013 late 1920's when a New York toy salesman stumbled upon an addictive fairground game and had a brainwave. Edwin S. Lowe came acrossrepparttar 110014 game of "Beano" at a carnival in Georgia. The players at this game had wooden cards full of numbers and a set of dried beans. Every timerepparttar 110015 caller drew out a number they would cover it up with a bean,repparttar 110016 winner beingrepparttar 110017 one to mark off allrepparttar 110018 numbers in a straight line either diagonally, horizontally or vertically. So popular was this game than Lowe never actually got a chance to play butrepparttar 110019 idea of marketing this torepparttar 110020 mass market was formed right there and then.

A Blowing Bubble Activity that will Blow the Kids Away!

Written by Anne-Marie Killer

I bet you haven't given this blowing bubble activity any thought as a child party activity?

I'm not talking about little kids blowing little bubbles from those little containers - no, I'm talking about blowing HUGE bubbles. I bet you didn't even know that it was possible? Yes, your bigger kids and their friends can have a lot of fun with this blowing bubble activity and what's more, it's inexpensive too... especially if you know how to makerepparttar right bubble solution and tools.

I'll give you a few recipes to try out and also a couple of tool ideas. You can have lots of fun experimenting withrepparttar 109995 mixtures and creating your own original bubble making tools.

Bubble Tools

There are so many things around you that can be used to make bubbles. Wire hangers bent into different shapes, empty milk containers, string, plastic bowls, or even your bare hands held inrepparttar 109996 right position. Make a circle with your thumb and index finger or make an even bigger circle using both hands' thumbs and index fingers.

Bubble Solution

The really big bubbles need lots of solution which can get quite expensive. It's therefor a lot more economical to mix your own.

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