BINGO Your Way to Knowing Each Other Better (WFMW)

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bingo card*Spoiler Alert* If you are going to Women’s Retreat 2008 do NOT read any further. Otherwise you will read about Friday night’s Bingo icebreaker game.

Everyone else may continue reading . . .

Bingo is typically associated with letters and numbers. However, on Friday night we’ll be covering the square if we resemble the called out statement. The purpose of this BINGO game is to get to know each other.

Go here for a Bingo template. Type in 25 words or phrases. Click on the FREE BINGO SPACE and it generates a card for you. Click on SHUFFLE WORDS and the words/phrases are rearranged. Pretty easy – unless you have to CLICK on shuffle and PRINT 50 times!

I personalized the list to our group and subject matter. From time to time our MC will interact with the ladies and have them talk about the item.

For example . . . .

  • Which countries have you been to?
  • Go ahead and share your joke.
  • What reality TV show would you like to be on and why?

Below are the 25 statements that are on the BINGO cards.

  1. Has an unusual pet
  2. Is chronically early
  3. Has 2 or more email addresses
  4. Invites friends to church
  5. Has done archery or fencing
  6. Likes liturgical prayer
  7. Owns at least 5 Bibles
  8. Does volunteer work
  9. Is wearing contact lenses or wig
  10. Has traveled to 5 or more countries
  11. Prefers hymns over choruses
  12. Has more than 3 children
  13. Willing to tell a joke now
  14. Owns a Disney movie on VHS tape
  15. Knows the Speaker’s full name
  16. First time to Retreat
  17. Ate chocolate today
  18. Called mom this week
  19. Named after someone
  20. Has met with a Personal Trainer
  21. Has practiced Lent
  22. Doesn’t need to declutter
  23. Attended a concert in 2008
  24. Would like to be on reality TV
  25. Has met a famous person

I also made up one of these cards with tomorrow’s to-do list. Every time I get a BINGO, I get a prize. I’ll let you know how this works out as a motivational tool.

The possibilities are endless. Review math or science facts over the Summer. Brush up on Spanish verb conjugations. Keep playing until you know the pertinent facts of the Revolutionary War.

BINGO works for me at Retreat, at home and for school. Go here for more Works-For-Me Wednesday ideas on combating, the “I’m Bored Syndrome.”

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lynette  |  . at .

    You are such a tease!

    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      Yes, perhaps so, Lynette. But you will know soon enough what’s on the cards. I look forward to hearing your answers.

  • 3. Kat  |  . at .

    How interesting, I’ve never thought about doing this! I also wanted to come over and say ‘hi.’ :)

  • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

    Thanks for the visit, Kat. I really enjoy reading your posts.

  • 5. Gina  |  . at .

    Thank you…thank you…thank you…Your site has just saved me hours of work time. You truly are a blessing!

    • 6. susan2009  |  . at .

      I love it when something I do helps someone else. I also love it when I find helpful resources.

      You are welcome, Gina. Enjoy learning about the others in your group.

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