What’s the aim of the game?
- To work out the campaigning experience of the group.
- To encourage the group to get to know each other better.
What equipment do we need?
Bingo sheets (Download as a word document)
How do we play it?
1. Give each person a campaign bingo sheet.
2. Get the group to go around and ask each other if they fit into the categories on the bingo sheet such as:
Someone who has campaigned before.
Someone who has signed a petition.
Someone who has had their picture taken for a newspaper.
3. The game is over when someone fills in all the boxes and shouts bingo, or when everyone has filled in as many boxes as they can.
4. Share the responses.
How much time will it take?
This game should last about 15-20 minutes,depending on the size of the group and how much discussion happens about each of the categories.
How can the activity be extended?
- The group can come up with their own list of categories for the bingo sheet.
- The group can draw pictures to represent each of the categories.
- The group can do drama sketches to act out each of the categories.
What roles can staff and volunteers play?
Above all else be enthusiastic, encourage everyone to take part and make sure everyone’s voice is listened to.
If needed, HCAs can help the young people to move around the room and support young people to actively take part.