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Preparation: You will need to create Bingo Cards with 25 blank spaces, and have enough paper for everyone.

For this game, you need to have at least 25+ people. Create a Bingo Card with 25 blank spaces. As students enter, have students put their name on a piece of paper or ticket and place the tickets in a jar. Then have all of the kids go around the room with their blank BINGO cards and gather signatures in the blank spaces. They can only use a person’s name once. Once everyone has completed this, start drawing the paper/tickets out of the jar. They check off the box if they have the name that was called out. Play like BINGO. It is lots of fun, and gets everyone mingling!

NOTE: If there are two or more people with the same name, make sure the student gets the first name AND last name.

Also, it is good to have the students get AT LEAST 2 adult leaders’ names. This helps students get to know them.


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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