Summary: You must complete a bingo sheet with names of other players who possess the characteristics listed on the sheet.
- Printed bingo sheets with different traits/characteristics
- Writing utensils
- Start by giving everyone a Bingo Sheet. In each box is a characteristic or description of a person such as “has a brother” or “can speak another language.”
- Once everyone has a sheet, players should walk around the room and ask each other if they have any of the traits. If there’s a match, then the player with the trait should sign the bingo square.
- Remind players that one player cannot sign another bingo sheet more than once (or twice, if it’s a small group).
- Whoever gets a bingo first, wins!
- Instead of traits, each bingo box should have a sentence starter that another player can complete, such as “If I won the lottery, I would…” Have players mingle around the room. After having a short conversation about one of the sentence starters, players can sign each other’s sheets.
- Did you learn anything new about each other?
- How does it feel when somebody has the same/different thing than you have?
- How did you approach people to ask them a question?
Activity Length: Medium (15-30 minutes)
Grade Level: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & Up
Energy Level: Low
Group Size: Large (10+)