Human Bingo

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


  1. 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.”
  2. 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.
  3. Remind players that one player cannot sign another bingo sheet more than once (or twice, if it’s a small group).
  4. 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.

Debrief Questions:

  • 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+)