How to Make a People Bingo Card

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Making your own People Bingo cards is easy, fast, and inexpensive with these tools:

  • Computer with word processing software
  • Printer
  • Regular printer paper or jazz it up with colored paper
  • Characteristics from our idea lists, or a bit of your own imagination

Like anything else in life, you can dress these cards up to your heart's delight, or be utilitarian and just get the job done. Your choice! We'll keep it simple here.

Open a blank document in your word processing software. We'll use Microsoft Word for our example. Add a title and these instructions: "Find someone in the room who admits to these characteristics and write their name in the box. Complete a row across, down, or diagonally and you win! B-I-N-G-O!" Hit the return key twice.

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How to Make a People Bingo Card, Step 1

Save your document, naming it something appropriate to your event. We recommend creating a People Bingo folder for all of the cards you'll be making in the future. It's nice to have a different one each time you play, customized for the people in your group.

  • Place your cursor on the second paragraph marker.
  • Go up to your Menu bar and click on Table. A drop-down menu will appear.
  • Select Insert Table. You will see a dialogue window that allows you to select the number of columns and rows.
  • Use 5 columns and 5 rows.
  • Click OK.

As an alternative, you may draw a table by clicking on the Tables icon on your Tools bar and selecting 5 columns and 5 rows.

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How to Make a People Bingo Card, Step 2

Now we'll make the boxes the size you want them to be. Click on the little box in the upper left corner to highlight the entire table.

  • Pull down the Tables menu
  • Select Table Properties
  • Click on Rows
  • Check the Specify height box
  • Enter 1.5 inches
  • Click OK
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How to Make a People Bingo Card, Step 3

Now you're ready to add your characters. Choose your topic from one of these People Bingo Idea Lists:

Simply type one character in each box and voila! You are ready to print and have a little fun getting to know your fellow group members.

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Peterson, Deb. "How to Make a People Bingo Card." ThoughtCo, Aug. 26, 2020, Peterson, Deb. (2020, August 26). How to Make a People Bingo Card. Retrieved from Peterson, Deb. "How to Make a People Bingo Card." ThoughtCo. (accessed May 28, 2023).