Quarantine BINGO

April 27, 2020

To illuminate this period of social distancing and offer you meaningful activities, Equitas has adapted some of its activities to offer them online.

Here is the online version of Intro Bingo, drawn from Building Inclusive Communities.

This activity can be done individually, with your family or other members of your household, or it can be facilitated in a virtual meeting.

  • Age: 9+
  • Time: 20 min
  • Purpose: To experience feelings of inclusion and encourage children and youth to share personal interests and values; share the activities that keep you busy during social distancing.
You can download the instructions of this activity as a PDF to share it more easily: Quarantine Bingo Activity


  • The Quarantine Bingo chart (available below), printed or shared digitally
  • A tool to mark the boxes
    • If the chart is printed: a marker
    • If the chart is shared digitally: multiple softwares can be used, such as the picture editing tool in a smartphone, a PDF app with editing options, an online PDF editor (e.g.: https://smallpdf.com/fr/modifier-un-pdf)
Click here to download the Quarantine Bingo chart.

How to play:

  1. Share the PDF of the Quarantine Bingo chart with everyone in the meeting. Depending on the group, you may ask participants to print the card or open it digitally.
  2. Purpose of the game: Specify that the goal of the activity is to get to know each other better and to share the activities that keep us busy during the social distancing period. Explain that because of COVID and social distancing, the pace of life for many people has changed and that we have had to find new activities to entertain ourselves, learn new things, play and rest.
  3. Ask everyone to look at the Bingo chart and go over what is written in each square to ensure everyone understands.
  4. Explain that the game is about marking the boxes that correspond to activities that have been completed or started since social distancing. Be careful! some of the boxes have to be filled in as instructed. As in classic Bingo, the objective is to form 1 vertical, horizontal or diagonal line. When this is the case, the child/youth can shout BINGO! You can play lively music while the participants fill in their charts.
  5. When the game is over, ask the children/youth to take turns sharing what they have indicated in the middle box. Then lead a group discussion.

Group discussion:


  1. Did you enjoy sharing the activities that keep you busy with the others? Choose an emoticon that represents your appreciation of the game and post it in the discussion.


  1. Has social distancing given you the opportunity to try new activities? Which ones?
  2. Are you inspired to try some activities that your peers are doing?
  3. Are there times when you don't feel like doing activities?


  1. During social distancing, what can we do to stay connected with others and find new ideas for activities?
  2. How can we make sure we respect our own rhythm and accept that there will be less active days?

Human rights education for building welcoming and inclusive spaces.

This activity uses our 3-step participatory approach to promote learning about human rights and human rights values leading to action:

  1. Children and youth participate in activities that promote learning about human rights and human rights values (e.g. inclusion, respect for diversity, responsibility).
  2. Children and youth discuss how an activity made them feel, what it made them think about, and what they can change (act) in their own attitudes and behaviours and those of their peers.
  3. Together children and youth take action to promote respect for human rights values and children’s rights, and greater understanding, acceptance and inclusion in their classrooms, school playgrounds and communities.

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