ESL Icebreaker: Human Bingo

    ESL Icebreaker: Human Bingo

    Human Bingo is a fun icebreaker activity that is a great class introduction activity for young learners, teens and even adults. In this activity, students are given a bingo card with random statements. Students must go around the room questioning the other students in class to complete their bingo card.


    Activity time: 10 – 15 minutes

    Materials required: Pre-prepared bingo cards, a small prize (optional)

    Skills Practiced: Speaking, question forming, listening

    Level: All levels young learners 10+, teens and adults


    1. First print out a bingo card for each student.  
    2. Next, the teacher instructs the students that they need to go around the room and find someone who matches the statement on their bingo card.
    3. The student must get the person to sign their name to the statement that matches them. With larger groups, players cannot sign more than one box on a card.
    4. The first student to complete their card needs to shout “Bingo!”
    5. After, the teacher should ask follow-up questions about the person who signed each box.
    6. Enjoy and have fun.
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