Infection Control Bingo Game Activity

posted Apr 1, 2015, 10:35 PM by Todd Fox   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 2:13 PM ]
Have some fun with hygiene and infection control by playing Bingo!

Glo Germ Health Lesson

Glo Germ Lesson: Clean! (Bingo)

Clean! (Bingo)



Content Objective:

   The students will learn the terms associated with infection control and hygiene through a fun game CLEAN! (Bingo). The students will develop a higher awareness of good hygiene principles by engaging in a fun game that teaches about a subject often deemed as taboo.  

Use the free PDF download at the bottom of this page for game pieces.


  • CLEAN! (Bingo) player cards (included)
  • CLEAN! Call Out Pieces (included), 
  • place markers (at least 20 per person- small candies or beans work best), Bingo set (optional for older groups or longer play), 
  • printed labels to tape or paste over “Bingo” (needed only if opting to use an official Bingo set), 
  • scissors, 
  • prizes (germ-themed are the best), 
  • Certificates of Achievement


  • H1N1 
  • Bacteria 
  • Prevention

Building Background Knowledge:

Ask students the following questions: 

  • How can we win the battle of good health? 
    • Washing up, keeping a clean environment, using soap, etc. 
  • What does it mean to be CLEAN? 
  • How can playing games help us remember certain topics? 
    • You remember fun experiences more often 
    • You associate the principles to a fun time



  • Expose the available germ-themed prizes (reminder pencils, erasers, etc.) 
  • Use the germBLING™ System to illustrate how germs spread and affect us daily. 
    • Have students apply the germBLING™ Identifier Lotion or Powder. Make sure they get it all over their hands (i.e. doorknobs, sinks, pencils, or other designated area) 
    • Using the black light, show students how germs lurk on their hands 
    • Have them wash their hands and check for the germs again 
    • Use the Identifier Lotion or Powder for many of the activities and games supplied by OUTFOX in this manual



There are 30 unique Player Game Cards provided. Depending on your class size, you will need to run additional copies for more than 30 players. This means that you will potentially have 2 winners if you have over 30 players or boards in any one game. 

Introduce the terms found on the CLEAN! Player Cards. Have a short discussion about each word. Provide examples at appropriate times. This is a good time in the lesson to perform the germBLING™ activity. 

Once the students return to their areas from the germBLING™ activity, explain the rules of the game. Specifically, one place marker should be used on each square that is called out. The entire board game is fair game (and not limited to columns) for called out squares. 

For example, if the “Health” square is called out, a player should mark the “Health” square regardless of whether it is under column “C” or any other column. Since each player has every term on their Game Card, a game of “Blackout” would result in everyone winning. The center “CLEAN!” square is a free square that all students can mark at the beginning. 

You can play many versions of CLEAN!. For example, first player with 5 in a row wins, first player to get 2 rows or columns completed wins, first player to get a cross on the board wins, etc. 

Play until you do not have prizes left or until the game has met your objectives.

“Hands On Experience:”


  • Have the students cut out and decorate their own Game Cards 
  • Conduct the germBLING™ System activity 
  • Allow the winning player to pick and call out the terms for the next round of CLEAN!

Wrap Up:


  • After CLEAN!, run through the words one more time and ask if there was any insight gained from associating the terms in a game 
  • Hand out Certificates of Achievement that indicates that they participated in the hygiene lesson

Home Connection:


  • Let each student take his/her personally designed Game Card home to hang on their wall or refrigerator 
  • If appropriate and desired, make copies of the Game Cards and Call Out Pieces for the game CLEAN! To be played at home with family members and friends


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