Celebrate Trivia Day on January 4 with your kids! These ideas and activities are awesome ways to have trivia fun with kids any time of year, too.
Dictionary.com defines trivia as:
matters or things that are very unimportant, inconsequential, or nonessential; trifles; trivialities
Sure, trivia is sometimes useless facts and figures. But, trivia time with kids can also be full of opportunities to learn, explore, and discover wonderful new things!
This year, the boys and I are going to celebrate Trivia Day for a homeschool fun day. I curated this list of trivia for kids resources and invite you to join the fun.
To keep it simple, I suggest picking one or two resources per suggested activity which include:
- Free Sites
- Free Printables
You can always go back and do more if time permits. No sense of overplanning and feeling rushed 😉
1. Games to Celebrate Trivia Day with Kids
Hasbro Trivial Pursuit Family Edition Game, Game Night, Ages 8 and up(Amazon Exclusive)MindWare – Animal Trivia Challenge GameOutset Media Trivia Game – American Trivia Family Edition – the America Themed Family Board GameProfessor Noggin’s Presidents of the United States – A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For KidsProfessor Noggin’s History of the United States – A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For KidsProfessor Noggin’s Wonders of Science – A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For KidsProfessor Noggin’s Geography of the United States – A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For KidsProfessor Noggin’s Human Body – A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For KidsEducational Trivia Card Game – Professor Noggin’s Earth ScienceProfessor Noggin’s Medieval Times – A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For KidsProfessor Noggin’s Wonders of the World – A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For KidsProfessor Noggin’s Wildlife Safari – A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For Kids – Ages 7+Professor Noggin’s American Revolution – A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For KidsEducational Trivia Card Game – Professor Noggin’s Civil WarProfessor Noggin’s Reptiles and Amphibians – A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For KidsEducational Trivia Card Game – Professor Noggin’s Life on the FarmEducational Trivia Card Game – Professor Noggin’s History of CanadaEducational Trivia Card Game – Professor Noggin’s Creatures of Myth and LegendProfessor Noggin’s Freshwater Life of North AmericaProfessor Noggin’s Rainforests GameProf. Noggin’s Outer Space
Have a bit of time for a DIY Trivia game? Exercise those creative muscles and challenge each other with your own special trivia game:
- Select a topic or two for your game.
- Choose a type of trivia (facts, questions, multiple choice, true/false).
- Decide on number of questions or facts.
- Do some research (optional).
- Write down on paper or create cards for random draw.
- Have fun quizzing each other with your DIY trivia game!
2. Celebrate Trivia Day with Kids & Fun Books
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to EverythingWeird But True Sports: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome AthleticsTrivia for Kids | Countries, Capital Cities and Flags Quiz Book for Kids | ChildBig Book of WHERE (A TIME for Kids Book) (TIME for Kids Big Books)5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids)National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz: 1,000 Super Fun, Mind-bending, Totally Awesome Trivia Questions
3. Free Sites to Celebrate Trivia Day with Kids
Trivia Questions for Kids with Answers (LaffGaff): This free site has fun trivia questions with answers that kids can reveal. You’ll also find links to trivia questions found on this site for other topics.
200+ Trivia Questions for Kids (Trivia Questions): Wow! A mega-list of fun trivia questions for kids with different topics to choose from.
200+ Easy Trivia Questions and Answers for Kids (MomJunction): More awesome trivia questions to enjoy with kids! The answers are visible right under the question so I suggest either reading aloud to your kids or letting your readers quiz each other.
Science Trivia for Kids (Science Fun for Everyone): The site suggests for grades Kindergarten through 5 but I think older kids and adults can have fun with these science trivia questions.
Fun Facts and Trivia (Kids Environment Kids Health): Random facts and figures that your kids can ooh and aah over 🙂
4. Celebrate Trivia Day with Kids Using Free Printables
60+ Awesome Trivia Questions for Kids (And Answers) (Really, Are You Serious?): Includes free downloads to print, use, and enjoy!
Trivia Quiz Questions for Children and Teenagers (Free for Kids): Variety of trivia quizzes with options to print the PDF versions.
Kids Trivia Questions (Trivia Champs): Tons of topics for fun trivia with kids! Just click on the PDF Print column after selecting your topic.
Printable Fun Trivia Questions (Love to Know): More printable trivia questions with a variety of topics, like holidays, movies, TV, Bible, and more!
Kids Movie Trivia (Moms & Munchkins): Fun printable with fun movie trivia for kids.
5. Videos to Celebrate Trivia Day with Kids