#mm: Getting to know each other-bingo

Getting to know each other-bingo can be used especially in larger groups, it brings the participants into conversation with each other, during the “analysis” trainers can make similarities and differences within the group visible. 

Goals

** Participants get to know each other  ** The diversity of the group can be made visible  ** Similarities in the group can be made visible 

Material: Bingo cards 

  • A square that is divided into 5×5 squares like a chessboard (note: 4×4 squares for small groups) 
  • Use the remaining margin for the headline, the rules of the game and the individual design 
  • A trait is written in each of the 25 squares, for a total of 25 traits 
  • Heading: Find a person who… 
  • Rules of the game:  
    • Find one person for each trait. 
    • Add the name of the trait. 
    • Each person is only allowed to stand at one trait! 
    • Five fields in a row -> BINGO!!! 

Here you find Bingo cards as a template to download and print: 
Template docs for editing
Template as PDF for immediate printing and getting started!

Gameplay

Each participant receives a bingo card and a pen. All participants move freely in the room and ask other participants if one of the traits applies to them. Once you have found a person who has one of the attributes, enter their name in the appropriate field and move on to another person.  Important: Each person may only be entered for one trait!  As soon as a participant has filled in five fields horizontally, vertically or diagonally, they shout „Bingo!!!“ and the game is over… 

Conclusion: The winner will be asked to read out the persons and the respective traits. Finally, the trainers can make constellations based on selected traits. 

Duration: 5-15 minutes, depending on the final constellations, possibly a little longer 

Variation: The participants can note down additional information besides the name. For example, in which union is the person organized, which instrument do they play… 

Possible Traits

  • …is organized in the same / another union as you 
  • …has been active in the works council for a longer / shorter time than you 
  • …comes from the same state/district as you 
  • …participated in a demonstration in the last six months 
  • …has the same hobby as you 
  • …has already attended a union seminar abroad 
  • …has run a marathon before 
  • …older / younger / same age as you 
  • …reads a daily newspaper 
  • …is active in a works council with several lists / only one list 
  • …is the chairperson of the works council 
  • …is the deputy chairperson of the works council 
  • …is active in a works council that consists of more women than men 
  • …attends a seminar of VÖGB/AK for the first time 
  • …has a pet 
  • …is a full-time works council member 
  • …is employed full-time / part-time 
  • …came to the seminar by bicycle / train / public transport 
  • …plays a musical instrument 
  • …is a representative of disabled persons 
  • …has won the lottery 
  • …is a first responder at work 
  • …here is where your ideas go!!! 

Author: Pia Lichtblau

Translation: Astrid Donaubauer

Read the original article in German.

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