Lotería is a Mexican game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers on ping pong balls. Every image has a name and an assigned number, but the number is usually ignored. Each player has at least one board with a randomly created grid of pictures with their corresponding name and number. Players choose what tabla they want to play with.
To start the game
The caller randomly selects a card from the deck and announces it to the players by its name. The caller also has the option of describing the beverage option instead of calling out the name of the beverage. Examples of descriptions for beverages included.
Rules of Engagement
The players with a matching pictogram on their board mark it off with a chip or other kind of marker like beans. The first player with three chips in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row, squared pattern, or fills the board first shouts "¡Lotería!" (Lottery!) or "¡Buenas!" (Good!) and is the winner. Throughout the game, the educator should comment on nutritional quality of different beverages and why to include over more sugary drinks like soda.
Recommend the educator/facilitator select one of the recipes to demo for the class for reinforcement purposes. Show how easy it is to make different infused waters. Healthy tastes great!
- Name one beverage option that is low in sugar and a wiser option than soda.
- What types of items can you add to water for a refreshing beverage?