Name of Game:

Bingo Trivia

Target Students:

Young Learners

Elementary School

Middle School

High School


20-25 minutes

Number of Students:

At least 6

English Skills:




Review class material by playing bingo style trivia


  1. Draw a bingo grid on a piece of paper
  2. Fill the squares with ‘W’, ‘Q’, ‘+s’, and ‘-s’
  3. Draw the same grid on the board without the letters
  4. Divide students into groups and decide which team goes first
  5. One team decides how many points they want to use and chooses a square on the board
  6. ‘W’= give them a word to spell
  7. ‘Q’= question from the lesson’s story
  8. ‘+s’= automatically get the amount of points they bet
  9. ‘-s’= automatically lose the amount of points they bet
  10. Team with the most points wins


  • Use different categories for ‘W’ and ‘Q’
  • Use more than 2 categories
  • Make up new categories, such as toungue twisters (thanks Jaine!)
  • For large classes, have one person in each group be the leader and give them a complete grid with questions
  • Have students come up with their own questions and ask each other
  • If a team can’t answer correctly, give the questioning team a chance


Use eeny-meeny-miney-moe to see who goes first and teach it to the kids to use when they play in small groups.