Sitting and having engaging conversations with kids can literally feel like you’re pulling teeth. Why is it that kids don’t want to talk — AT ALL? This only seems to be truer as they get older and literally “mums the word” in all things conversation.
Using trivia questions for kids can be the perfect way to engage with them and also pick their brains a bit, too. Pair this up with our Would You Rather Questions for Kids, and you’ll have hours of conversation just waiting for you.
What makes a good trivia question?
The whole point of a trivia question is to try and learn or teach someone something. This means you don’t want to have trivia questions that will necessarily discourage them from answering, but you do want to have ones that will make them think.
Plus, if they actually KNOW the answer, they’re going to have a huge boost of confidence they’ll happily showcase to you!
Fun And Engaging Trivia Questions for Kids
You’ll have to tweak some of these to be age-appropriate but use these to get started!
- How many legs does a spider have?
- Who is in love with Kermit the Frog?
- What is a Rolodex?
- What were Jack and Jill climbing the hill for?
- What are the names of the 7 dwarfs from Snow White?
- What are the powers of the family in the Incredibles movie?
- What are the five human senses?
- How many reindeer help with Santa’s sleigh?
- What newspaper does Peter Parker work for?
- Who was the very first President?
- What is the name of a baby kangaroo?
- How old do you have to be to vote?
- How old do you have to be to drive a car?
- At what age can you get a job?
- Where is the Eiffel Tower located?
- What city is the White House located in?
- What day of the week does Thanksgiving fall on?
- What is the real name of The Little Mermaid?
- What is the name of the monkey in Aladdin?
- How many US states start with “North”?
- How many US states start with “South”?
- How many stars and stripes are there on the US flag?
- How many holes are in a round of golf?
- What is the name of the “leaning tower”?
- Which came first, the chicken or the egg? (Okay, there’s no real right answer, but it’s fun to see them try!)
See how random and fun the trivia can be?
You can ask Disney trivia, food trivia, travel trivia. Whatever you want to throw their way. Switch up the questions so the kids can change up their thought processes, too.
And let them turn the tables and ask you questions! They might know some random facts they want to share with you as well. (This part might be full of Roblox, Fortnite, and Minecraft trivia, but accept that olive branch when it’s extended!)