Check out these fun trivia questions for your kids, especially since summer is the time of year when children have more time of their hands. It can be hard to find suitable activities to entertain them if we do not want to rely on electronic devices. One great way to engage children is by asking them trivia questions.
Why are trivia questions such a great idea? Most children like to explore the world and learn how everything works, they are born with an innate curiosity. They love to be challenged into thinking and showing how smart they are.
“I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.” — Whitney Houston
But, if you want to entertain kids and truly engage them intellectually you must do it at their level. It is important to pitch the questions at the right level. Do not overwhelm them with questions that they are not ready to answer but, just as importantly, do not patronize them with questions that are too easy for them. Bear in mind, that each child is different so the better you know the child they more effectively you should be able to choose trivia questions for them.
We have as many as 100 trivia questions for kids. It is a good idea to go over at least some of them before you decide which ones to use.
100 Trivia Questions
1 What is the name of the school that Harry Potter and his friends attended? Hogwarts.
2 What is the name of the tree that acorns come from? Oak.
3 Do you know how many colors are in a rainbow? 7 (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).
4 Where do kangaroos come from? Australia.
5 How many bones do sharks have? Zero.
6 What country’s national flag has a maple leaf in the middle? Canada.
The fact is Canadians understand that immigration that people fleeing for their lives, that people wanting to build a better life for themselves and their kids is what created Canada, it’s what created North America. – Justin Trudeau
7 What country put the first person on the moon? The United States of America.
8 If you suffer from arachnophobia, what animal are you scared of? Spiders.
9 What is the biggest ocean on our planet? The Pacific Ocean.
10 What is the collective name for the bones in our chest that protect some key organs such as the heart? Ribs.
11 What is the name of the country where the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are? Scotland.
12 Can you name the most important metals in the Earth’s core? Nickle and Iron.
“Children are our most valuable resource.” — Albert Einstein
13 What is the name of the outside layer of skin on your body? The epidermis.
14 Take the core of the Earth and the surface of the sun, which one do you think is hotter? The core of the Earth.
15 What is the name of the shape of DNA? A double helix.
16 What country is the most populated on Earth? China.
17 What is the name of the biggest country in South America? Brazil.
18 You know that blood flows through the heart and around the body, but do you know what that is called? It is called circulation.
19 What is the name of molten rock before an eruption? Magma.
20 What is the name of molten rock after an eruption? Lava.
21 What is the largest primate? The Gorilla.
22 Is the shark a fish or a mammal? A fish.
23 Is the dolphin a fish or a mammal? A mammal.
24 What country is Mount Fiji at? Japan.
25 What is the name of the Asian island nation known as Ceylon until 1972? Sri Lanka.
26 How many pairs of wings do bees have? Two.
27 What continent do giraffes live in the wild? Africa.
28 Do you know the name of the two holes in your nose? Nostrils.
29 Are rabbits born blind? Yes.
30 What do call baby goats? Kids.
31 What do you call an adult female horse? A mare.
32 What is the highest mountain on Earth? Mount Everest.
33 In what country is the city of Zurich? Switzerland.
34 Where is the Great Pyramid of Giza? In Egypt.
35 Are dogs herbivores? No, they are omnivores.
36 In what country is are the cities of Marseille and Bordeaux? France.
37 What is the name of the muscles in the front area of your thighs? Quadriceps.
38 What is the name of the two chambers in the bottom area of your heart? The ventricles.
39 Do you know the name of the structures in your tongue that allow you to experience different tastes? Taste buds.
40 What is a doe? A female deer.
41 Are cougars herbivores? No, they are carnivores.
42 What is the name of female elephants? Cows.
43 Are butterflies insects? Yes.
44 Are bats mammals? Yes.
45 What is the name of the deepest area in all the world’s oceans? Mariana Trench.
46 What is the difference between stalactites and stalagmites? Stalactites hang from the ceiling and stalagmites rise up from the floor.
47 What is the name of the substance in nails? Keratin.
48 What do you call a scientist who studies earthquakes? A seismologist.
49 How many legs does a spider have? 8
50 What do you call a group of lions? A pride.
“The best way to make children good is to make them happy.” — Oscar Wilde
51 What do you call the largest part of the human brain? The cerebrum.
52 What do you call the layer of the atmosphere that absorbs most of the sun’s ultraviolet light? The ozone layer.
53 What is the part of the human eye that controls the amount of light that passes through the pupil? The Iris.
54 Can you name the closest star to Earth? The sun.
55 In what country does the kiwi bird live? New Zealand.
56 Are frogs cold-blooded animals? Yes.
57 In what country was the late politician and activist Nelson Mandela born? In South Africa.
58 In what country are the island of Mykonos and Lesbos? In Greece.
59 What is the name of the largest planet in our solar system? Jupiter.
60 What is the chemical symbol of Silver? Ag.
61 What chemical element is represented as Sn? Tin.
62 In what continent is Russia? Russia has some of its landmass in Europe but most of it in Asia.
63 What is the top color in a rainbow? Red.
64 What is the name of the biggest country near New Zealand? Australia.
65 What is the capital of France? Paris.
66 What is the name of the toy cowboy in the Toy Story movie series? Woody.
67 Which English monarch had six wives? Henry VIII.
68 What do Panda bears eat? Bamboo.
69 How many years are in a millennium? 1000.
70 What color are Smurfs? Blue.
71 What is the name of Batman’s best name? Robin.
72 What is the name of the residence of the President of the United States? The White House.
73 What substance do bees make? Honey.
74 What planet has a ring? Saturn.
75 How many days are in the month of June? 30.
“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” — W. E. B. DuBois
76 What is the name of our galaxy? The Milky Way.
77 Who created Pinocchio? Gepetto.
- What is the name of the Greek god of music? Apollo.
79 Who painted the Mona Lisa? Leonardo da Vinci.
80 Who plays Harry Potter in the movie series? Daniel Radcliffe.
90 What is the capital of the US state of Hawaii? Honolulu.
91 What is the capital of Italy? Rome.
92 Who invented the telephone? Alexander Graham Bell.
93 Can you name the seven dwarves in Snow White? Sleepy, Sneezy, Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc, and Bashful.
94 What country gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States? France.
95 Who was the first actor to play the role of James Bond in movies? Sean Connery.
96 Why do objects fall if you drop them? Because of gravity.
97 In what country were the Olympic Games invented? In Greece.
98 What is the highest mountain in Africa? Mount Kilimanjaro.
99 What is the capital of Egypt? Cairo.
- What is the longest river in the world? The Amazon.