Brown Shoe Bingo

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Brown Shoe BingoStart with a bingo card with a long list full of characteristics, facts, and qualities such as:


_________ has with brown shoes

_________ is wearing a red jumper or shirt

_________ is an only child

_________ drives a green car

_________ memorised this bible verse: _____________

_________ is wearing odd socks


You also need a whole lot of pens or pencils.  

Photocopy the card so there's enough to give each person one.  

The aim of the game is to complete your card - find someone else in the group that has that quality/characteristic/etc and write their name next to it.  The first person to complete the card and shout "Bingo!" is the winner!

This game works really well as an ice breaker for all ages.  Make sure the questions suit the age group, and make sure there are some easy ones and some hard ones!

  • Free / Low Cost
  • Sharing, Get to know you
  • Night
  • Ice breaker
  • Team Building Teamwork
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Small area
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)
  • Young Adults

Group Size
  • Medium (10-29 people)
  • Large groups (30+)

  • Medium (11-29 mins)
  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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One of the ways i used to prolong this game and also allow kids to know more of each other, is to let everyone finish the entire card. Of course the first to finish gets a prize at the end. One way to make the information collected more accessible to all is to have a 'pop quiz' at the end of it "Who is the only child?".
- therese (6 Jan 2009)

Hi!!! The games here are fun!!!! May I suggest that we come up with ice breakers suited for college students? so they would not be bored in the class.. thanks!
- charlene (29 Jun 2009)

Instead of having the person look for the correct person and then write their name down, we did it so that the person who qualified had to sign their name in the space. That helps make the game a bit long and provides a challenge for the people who have to keep signing their names.
- Tiffany Gibb (23 Oct 2009)

I made a large bingo card on the floor using sheets of paper then had the child who fit the characteristic on the square and we saw how long it took us to make a bingo!
- Crystal (5 Feb 2010)

i found this game did not work well with my group of elementary students (be it as it may its a great game for older kids) they are, however, an underpriviledged group
- patrick (14 Feb 2012)

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