Egg Bingo is made with egg cartons and table tennis balls. I borrowed the idea from a kids website and modified it. It worked so well that our clients commented how clever the idea was!
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Egg Bingo is a Bingo made with egg cartons and table tennis balls. I "borrowed" the idea from a kids website and modified it. It worked so well that our clients commented how clever the idea was!

How to play:

Each person has a 6 cup egg carton with numbers written at the bottom and they collect the table tennis balls with the same numbers as you draw them from the bag. 


  • Egg cartons cut in half ( I used 9 cartons and made 18 Egg Bingo boards with 6 egg cups each board)
  • White paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Cheap table tennis balls (one per egg cup)
  • Black permanent marker
  • A nice bag or box to draw your table tennis balls from

What to do:

  1. Paint each egg carton in white (we did this as a previous activity with our clients).
  2. Write a number on the bottom of each egg cup from1 onwards in random positions and without repeating any number.  (We wrote from 1 to 108).
  3. Do the same with each table tennis ball.
  4. Put the tennis balls in a pretty bag or box.
  5. Give each participant an egg carton board and call the numbers of your table tennis balls as you draw them.
  6. Give them to your players for them to start collecting and organizing the balls in each egg cup. 

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Janice 23rd Aug 2020 Life Enriching Director
Thank You, Claudia...I play this game with residents in our Memory Care community and they love it. I have them draw the numbered ball out of the bag and call the number out. They think it's pretty cool they're calling Bingo.

Susan 8th Jan 2020 Activity Director
Thank you Claudia for your ideas and inspiration for this activity
claudia 7th Jan 2020 RAO
We added a new feature to our Egg Bingo game and it's a lot of fun! I bought 18 small fish nets in the $2 shop (the ones for fish tanks, see the picture) and each resident or client try to catch his or her own ping pong ball when is call. We bounce the ball in the center of the table towards the client. They help each other, they clap when somebody gets the ball, they tease each other and interact a lot . It's a lot of fun!
Dawn 28th Oct 2019 Social Support
Brilliant game . Its a very popular weekly activity with residents picking out the next coloured
ping pong ball ( yet another skill ) and loads of laughter especially when they pick out their
own number. Winning a prize theve chosen makes their day !
Talita 28th Oct 2019
Thanks for your feedback Dawn - this is great to hear!
ROCIO 26th Oct 2019 Student
I would like a photo of egg carlton bingo please
Talita 28th Oct 2019
Hi Rocio, we added a photo at the top a few months ago - can you see this? It shows the egg cartons with numbers at the bottom and corresponding numbered ping pong balls.
Zoe 20th Jul 2019 Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker
I LOVE this activity. Thanks for posting. Could even promote the use of tongs to add another layer of skill for those interested!
Talita 22nd Jul 2019
That's a great idea Zoe!
Susan 28th May 2019 Lifestlye Coordinator - BVH
We have been playing Egg carton Bingo weekly, for at least the last 6 months in our Memory support area. It is always a great hit. Residents are engaged and lots of laughs ensue. It is also a wonderful "go to game".
Golden Carers is a superb resource.
Talita 28th May 2019
Thank you so much for your feedback Susan! This is wonderful to hear!
Talita 23rd May 2019
A photo has been added for egg carton bingo!
Mary 10th Apr 2019
I would like a photo of Egg Bingo.
Thank you
Debbie 9th Apr 2019 Activity Director
Yes I would like photo of egg cup board also.
Angie 21st Mar 2019 Activity Director
My residents love this game. We usually play 3 or 4 times and each time they win they get to pick a prize!!
Talita 17th Sep 2018
If someone is able to share a photo of their egg bingo to add to this activity that would be wonderful!
Robyn 8th Sep 2018 Rao
Have played at work the residents love it because they were involved in creating it we have different residents every time we play
Kellie 4th Sep 2018 Support Worker
Will give this a try ....sounds great.
Mary 1st Sep 2018
This souds great! I'm going to try try this and I will let you know the out come!! :)
Maree 31st Aug 2018 Diversional Therapy
Love it great fun
Shevell 31st Aug 2018 Life Enrichment
I really like this, I am going to do this with plastic Easter Eggs since I have a ton in storage. Great idea, love this!!!!! Thanks
Robyn 30th Aug 2018 Rao
Love the idea am new to the Golden Cares anything that will help us and give the residents something new to do is a bonus.
Marguerite 29th Aug 2018 Support Person
what a great idea. Even our residents with Intellectual disabilities could play this.
Tracey 28th Aug 2018 Activity Director
Cute idea for multi-generational "Bingo"! I'm def. going to try this, but instead of buying table tennis balls I will use my easter eggs....we already have tons of them. Thanks for the idea.
Adel 28th Aug 2018 DT
Sounds Awsome
Sally 28th Aug 2018 Lifestyle Coordinator
Love love love it!
Carol 26th Aug 2018 Manager
Good evening, are you able to please post a photo of the egg cup/board? Sounds like an awesome game to play!
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