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Client Highlight: Earth Day BINGO Challenge by State Fund

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Susana
Jul 30, 2021

The MoveSpring Client Highlight spotlights unique program ideas from our clients. Find out how MoveSpring admins are getting creative, hear what has worked for them, and learn how to recreate the magic for your own group! This time, we talk to State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) to learn more about how they brought Earth Day BINGO to the MoveSpring app.

When the pandemic hit in 2020, State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) had to quickly pivot their Earth Day events to a virtual experience. With little time to plan, they focused on sharing educational materials. This year, they were committed to doing something more hands-on and engaging for their employees.

More than activity challenges: State Fund used MoveSpring to create an Earth Day BINGO challenge that helped employees stay engaged and feel connected.

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Their goal was simple: “We wanted it to be a more engaging challenge than just posting one picture, or doing one action. We wanted it to be things they could do with families and friends as well.” Then it clicked. Why not a BINGO challenge? With a BINGO card, they could incorporate a variety of Earth Day actions, and users would have the flexibility to pick what they wanted to do.

Hosting the challenge on MoveSpring was an easy decision. With their annual MoveSpring subscription, State Fund can host multiple fun, themed challenges throughout the year. Employee favorites include Bike To Work and Walk to End Alzheimer's. They also use MoveSpring's chat as an easy way to stay connected throughout the challenge. Users can post photos of themselves completing activities, share tips on staying green, and encourage each other along the way.

“The MoveSpring app allows us to do these cause-based [challenges] and not just a walking event. Our employees enjoy being able to participate in cause-based initiatives as well. They feel better knowing they're making a difference, and they feel more connected."

Employees tracked their Earth Day activities using unique BINGO cards.

State Fund used BINGO Baker to create their BINGO squares and generate unique cards for every participant. To make the squares for each card, the State Fund admins created a list of tasks for participants to complete. Each task was related to their Earth Day theme. Then, they paired each task with an accompanying graphic.

In the end, the BINGO cards looked incredible and reinforced the theme that we all can make small changes that add up to a lasting impact. Users shared that they had fun and felt more knowledgeable on making green choices. Many said they planned to continue with the small changes listed on their cards.

“I feel more connected to coworkers now even with working from home and that is due to MoveSpring. I’m chatting with people in the chatroom and seeing their faces in photos they post. From an employee engagement standpoint the MoveSpring app has been a game changer in the work from home environment.”

She also shares this final advice for any clients looking to run their own BINGO challenge or activity challenge on MoveSpring: “Align your challenge to some value you have at your company. Let there be a cause around it. Pull in something that matters to you as an organization and that will guide your challenge and drive engagement.”

How to Create Your Own BINGO Challenge

Check out the instructions below on how you can recreate State Fund’s Earth Day BINGO challenge. Easily adapt this challenge to a different theme that reflects your company's values or initiatives. You can also run a more general wellness BINGO challenge with tasks around different aspects of health and wellbeing. Check out our general wellness BINGO challenge ideas at the end of this post.

For some extra fun, add a step, distance or active minutes challenge in addition to your BINGO challenge. Follow instructions below for how to add the BINGO card to your challenge.

1. Create your BINGO card.

Plan and create your BINGO card at bingobaker.com.

2. Create your challenge.

Head to the MoveSpring admin center to create your challenge. Add content to your challenge. Edit your content label to be “BINGO Card” or something similar.

3. Upload challenge content: BINGO card and instructions.

Once your challenge is created, you'll need to upload content to share the BINGO card and instructions on how to use it.

  • First, upload an article to share the link to the BINGO card. Suggested content title: “Get Your BINGO Card.”
  • Next, upload a post with instructions on how to save your BINGO card. Suggested title: “How to use your BINGO card.” For the post description, copy and paste the instructions below.

*Click here for detailed instructions on how to upload content. Make sure you schedule both pieces of content to post early on the first day of your challenge, such as 6am.*

Copy for “How to use your BINGO card” post

Content Title:

How to use your BINGO card

Content Description:

Follow these instructions to get your unique BINGO card and save it to your phone to track your progress.

  1. Tap the content post labeled “Get Your BINGO Card.” When prompted, select “Generate Card.”

  2. Read Instructions on marking your card and select “OK.”

  3. Save your BINGO card for easy access throughout the challenge.

  • iPhone users: Open the Safari web browser (this will not work on other browsers)
    • If you’re not already in Safari, copy and paste the link to a Safari web browser.
    • Select the share icon in the bottom nav of your browser (this looks like a box with an arrow pointing up). A menu will open. Scroll and select “Add to Home Screen.”
  • Android users: Select the menu icon, or “More.” From the pop-up menu, scroll and select “Add to Home screen.”
  1. You should now see an icon for your BINGO card on your phone home screen. Look for the chef hat icon🧑🏽‍🍳 (the Bingo Baker logo).

  2. Mark your progress by opening the BINGO card from your home screen. Then, tap the square you finished to mark it as complete.

  3. Once you complete a full row, take a screenshot of your card and post it to our challenge chatroom! BINGO!

Ideas for a general wellness BINGO challenge

  • Skip the car and ride a bike
  • Drink 48 oz of water
  • Call a friend or family member
  • No meat for one day
  • Relax with a movie night
  • Write down 3 things you’re grateful for
  • Cook at home
  • An act of kindness
  • Take the stairs
  • Eat a fruit or vegetable
  • Meditate
  • Stretch
  • Donate to a charitable organization
  • Read for 30 minutes
  • Go outside for 10 minutes
  • Treat yourself!
  • No screens before bed
  • Dance to one song
  • Sleep 8 hours
  • Try something new

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