Grades K-2
Grades 3-5

Friendship Bingo

Challenge students to play this bingo game and learn more about their fellow classmates!

Activity Partner
Total time estimate:
15-20 minutes
Activity Objectives
  • Students will play a game to learn more about their classmates, identify shared qualities, and appreciate differences
  • Using the activity prompts, students will spark conversations, build new friendships, and deepen existing relationships

This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: relationship skills and social awareness.


Engage students in a conversation about how we can learn more about others, and build trust and understanding. You might ask: 

  • Think about a friend that you have—how did you become friends?
  • What are some things that you share in common?
  • What is something unique that you appreciate about your friend?
  • Why is it important to recognize our similarities and appreciate our differences?

Then, distribute a copy of the bingo card below to each student. To play, students should walk around the room, introduce themselves to other students, and ask questions about the different prompts. If they meet someone who matches one of the boxes, they can ask that person to sign their name in the box. Once students are able to fill out five boxes in a row, they can shout “Bingo!” and win the game!

During the activity, encourage students to ask follow-up questions to learn more about each other. For example, they might ask, “Can you share more about that?”


Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions:

  • What did you learn about your classmates through this activity? Were you surprised by anything?
  • Did you discover that you had something in common with another person, or did you learn something interesting or unique about them?
  • Why do you think we played this game? How might you approach new people differently in the future after this experience?
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