The 70 Most Fun Trivia Questions for Kids
Who doesn’t love a good trivia night? Trivia is so much fun, and best of all, it can be adapted for any age group! Trivia can be especially fun (and educational) for kids. There is so much to learn about the world, and a great way to do so while having fun, is to set up a game of trivia. To help you out, we’ve put together this list of the 70 most fun trivia questions for kids.
We’ve also broken them down by category so that you can more easily put together your game of trivia. From science to math, sports, movies, and more, we’ve covered a lot so that you can have a really diverse set of fun questions that any kid would love to answer.
We’ve also tried collecting a variety of questions not just based on topic, but also on difficulty. As you can imagine, you will need a different set of trivia questions for kids if you are playing with a group of 7-8 year olds compared to 15 or 16 year olds. Be sure you know what group of kids you are collecting questions for so that you can give them the proper difficulty. All of these kids trivia questions are appropriate, but some you will find will be more difficult for younger children, so definitely keep that in mind.
So, what age is too young to play trivia? That’s a great question. We think that once a child hits around 5 years old they can likely start playing trivia with some help. Having some easy trivia questions tailored for 5-7 year olds will be perfect for these kids. If you also have older kids, we recommend having mixed teams that have some older kids and some younger so that everyone feels included. Read more at the end of this article for more tips on playing the perfect game of trivia!
If you are just working with one age group, that is fine too. Simply eliminate some of the harder questions and save them for when your kids get a little bit older!
Our Trivia Questions for Kids List!
Kids Trivia Questions and Answers: Science
First up, we have our science questions! From animals to electricity, the human body, and more, these questions are perfect for the kids who can’t get enough learning about the world around them.
- Trivia Question: How many legs do butterflies have?
Trivia Answer: Six
- Trivia Question: What is the hardest substance in the human body?
Trivia Answer: Tooth enamel
- Trivia Question: Which is the fastest land animal?
Trivia Answer: The cheetah
- Trivia Question: If you freeze water, what do you get?
Trivia Answer: Ice
- Trivia Question: How many planets are in our solar system?
Trivia Answer: Eight
- Trivia Question: What food makes up nearly all (around 99%) of a Giant Panda’s diet?
Trivia Answer: Bamboo
- Trivia Question: How many pairs of wings do bees have?
Trivia Answer: Two
- Trivia Question: Which metal is heavier – silver or gold?
Trivia Answer: Gold
- Trivia Question: What are baby goats called?
Trivia Answer: Kids
- Trivia Question: What is the largest mammal in the world?
Trivia Answer: Blue Whale
- Trivia Question: Which is the rarest blood type in humans?
Trivia Answer: AB negative
- Trivia Question: What do caterpillars turn into?
Trivia Answer: Butterflies
- Trivia Question: What is Aurora Borealis commonly known as?
Trivia Answer: Northern Lights
- Trivia Question: What is the name of the phobia that involves an abnormal fear of spiders?
Trivia Answer: Arachnophobia
- Trivia Question: What is the red hot stuff that flows on the out of a volcano?
Trivia Answer: Lava
- Trivia Question: Which planet in our Solar System is known for having a ring?
Trivia Answer: Saturn
- Trivia Question: Which is the most common non-contagious disease in the world?
Trivia Answer: Tooth decay
Kids Trivia Questions and Answers: Math
Math is a fun subject for so many, and these are the questions they will love the most! From basic math questions to situational questions, there are some great kids trivia questions in this section!
- Trivia Question: How many sides does a triangle have?
Trivia Answer: Three
- Trivia Question: How many pennies equal 1 dollar?
Trivia Answer: 100
- Trivia Question: On a clock when the big hand is on the 12 and the small hand is on the 3 what time is it?
Trivia Answer: 3 o’clock
- Trivia Question: What is 10 times 8?
Trivia Answer: 80
- Trivia Question: What is the bottom number of a fraction called?
Trivia Answer: The denominator
- Trivia Question: You have 6 coins that equal 19 cents, which coins and how many do you have?
Trivia Answer: 1 dime, 1 nickel, and 4 pennies
- Trivia Question: How many sides do dice have?
Trivia Answer: 6
- Trivia Question: How many sides does an octagon have?
Trivia Answer: Eight
- Trivia Question: Ryan’s brother is 48 inches tall. Ryan is 37 inches tall. How much taller is Ryan’s brother?
Trivia Answer: 11 inches taller
- Trivia Question: 27 clown fish were swimming in the ocean. 12 more fish joined them. How many fish are there?
Trivia Answer: 39 fish
Kids Trivia Questions and Answers: History/Geography
Looking to the past is a great source of inspiration for some trivia! From more recent history, to ancient civilizations, and everything in between, there’s plenty to cover in the history section!
We’ve also got some geography questions. Travel around the world in the form of fun trivia! What could be more fun than that?
- Trivia Question: What colors are the stars on the American flag?
Trivia Answer: White
- Trivia Question: In which capital city of Europe would you find the Eiffel Tower?
Trivia Answer: Paris
- Trivia Question: How many oceans are there in the world?
Trivia Answer: Four
Bonus Question: Can you name all Four?
Bonus Answer: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic
- Trivia Question: Who was the first American president?
Trivia Answer: George Washington
- Trivia Question: What is the longest river in the world?
Trivia Answer: The Nile River
- Trivia Question: Who discovered electricity?
Trivia Answer: Benjamin Franklin
- Trivia Question: How many continents are there in the world?
Trivia Answer: Seven
Bonus Question: Can you name all seven?
Bonus Answer: North America, South America, Antarctica, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia
- Trivia Question: Who was the first man to land on the Moon?
Trivia Answer: Neil Armstrong
- Trivia Question: The Statue of Liberty came from which country to the United States?
Trivia Answer: France
- Trivia Question: Who built the pyramids?
Trivia Answer: The Egyptians
- Trivia Question: Where does the President of the United States live while in office?
Trivia Answer: The White House
- Trivia Question: What is the smallest state in America?
Trivia Answer: Rhode Island
- Trivia Question: Who invented the telephone?
Trivia Answer: Alexander Graham Bell
- Trivia Question: What is the tallest mountain in the world?
Trivia Answer: Mount Everest
Kids Trivia Questions and Answers: Sports
From sports team knowledge, to how you actually play certain games, to sports history, this is the section for all the kids who love to spend more time outside than inside!
- Trivia Question: In sports, what is an MVP?
Trivia Answer: Most Valuable Player
- Trivia Question: What sports uses a racket, ball, and a net?
Trivia Answer: Tennis
- Trivia Question: What sport was Michael Jordan a player for?
Trivia Answer: Basketball
- Trivia Question: How many strikes do you get in baseball before you are ‘out’?
Trivia Answer: 3
- Trivia Question: Where did the Olympic games originate?
Trivia Answer: Greece
- Trivia Question: In what sport can you get a hole in one?
Trivia Answer: Golf
Kids Trivia Questions and Answers: Movie
Who doesn’t love a good movie night? But, can your kids remember the names of the movies, their characters, and what happened? It’s time to find out!
- Trivia Question: What is the name of the toy cowboy in Toy Story?
Trivia Answer: Woody
- Trivia Question: What school does Harry Potter attend?
Trivia Answer: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
- Trivia Question: Which Disney movie is Elsa in?
Trivia Answer: Frozen
- Trivia Question: Whose nose grew longer every time he lied?
Trivia Answer: Pinocchio
- Trivia Question: Who is the villain in The Little Mermaid?
Trivia Answer: Ursula
- Trivia Question: What type of fish is Nemo?
Trivia Answer: A clownfish
- Trivia Question: How many dwarves are there in Snow White?
Trivia Answer: Seven
Bonus Question: Can you name the seven dwarves?
Bonus Answer: Sleepy, Sneezy, Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc, and Bashful
- Trivia Question: What is the name of Harry Potter’s pet owl?
Trivia Answer: Hedwig
- Trivia Question: I became a prisoner in a magical castle where I met a clock, a candlestick, and a teapot. Who am I?
Trivia Answer: Belle
Bonus Question: What movie do I star in?
Bonus Answer: Beauty and the Beast
- Trivia Question: What is the name of the fairy in Peter Pan?
Trivia Answer: Tinkerbell
Kids Trivia Questions and Answers: Silly
Finally, here are some general silly and funny trivia questions to throw in. All of our trivia questions for kids are fun but these just take it to another level!
- Trivia Question: What is illegal to be eaten with cherry pie in Kansas?
Trivia Answer: Ice cream
- Trivia Question: What is banned in public places in Florida after 6 pm on a Thursday?
Trivia Answer: Farting
- Trivia Question: Do you know what the first puck used in ice hockey was made of?
Trivia Answer. Frozen cow dung
- Trivia Question: In Florida, only on Sundays, it is illegal for a single woman to do what?
Trivia Answer: Skydive
- Trivia Question: When held to ultraviolet light, what animal’s urine glows in the dark?
Trivia Answer: Cats
- Trivia Question: In Georgia, it’s illegal to eat what with a fork?
Trivia Answer: Fried chicken
- Trivia Question: What ailment kills the most fruit flies?
Trivia Answer: Constipation
- Trivia Question: According to Russian law, a homeless person must be where after 10 pm?
Trivia Answer: At home
- Trivia Question: In June in Wyoming it is illegal to take a picture of what?
Trivia Answer: A rabbit
- Trivia Question: What was Walt Disney afraid of?
Trivia Answer: Mice
- Trivia Question: On average, what is the thing that Americans do 22 times in a day?
Trivia Answer: Open the fridge
- Trivia Question: What was the first fruit that was eaten on the moon?
Trivia Answer: Peach
- Trivia Question: What color is the ‘black box’ in an airplane?
Trivia Answer: Orange
Bonus: Playing Trivia
Okay so now that you have your questions, how should you actually play trivia with your kids? Great question! You can make this more complex or you can keep it simple. For example – are you heading out on a road trip for a vacation with the family?
Simply have a copy of all these questions that you can read in the car. Keep track of who answers the most correct and you have your winner (maybe they can pick out a special snack at the next rest stop on your trip!)
If you want to have an actual trivia game night with more structure, here are our top tips for how to play:
✓ Set up teams: It is more fun to play on a team (and will help your kids develop social skills and team-building skills). If you don’t have a lot of kids you can do teams as small as two. However, you can always have people play individually if needed. If you do play with teams? Make each team come up with their own team name!
✓ Answering: Each player (or team) needs a way to record their answers. Pencil and paper is always an option, but we find that having small dry erase boards makes it so much more fun. When it’s time to answer, each player or team holds up their board and you can easily see each answer. Simply erase after each question and move on to the next!
✓ Keep score: Someone should be dedicated to keeping score. This could also be on paper or if someone has a dedicated scoring whiteboard. Make sure they record each player’s name, or each team name, and that they award points to each group that gets the questions right. If you are playing with family, have mom read the questions and dad keeps score (or vice versa).
✓ Select a prize: You can always decide just to play for fun, but if you are going to keep score and declare a winner, you need to have a prize! This also makes the game much more exciting and will have every kid interested in playing. If you have kids that struggle to stay focused or engage, having a prize involved can help encourage them to join in.
✓ Optional point values: It is definitely easiest to have each question worth one point. However, if you want to take things to the next level, consider assigning different amounts of points based on question difficulty. This is perfect if you are playing with older kids who love getting competitive. For younger kids, keep it simple, and make sure your questions aren’t too difficult!
Trivia for kids is such a fun idea for a game night, or as a game idea on a long road trip. If you are searching for things to keep your kids entertained that doesn’t involve a lot of set up time, trivia is perfect. With a diverse mix of questions, you can have fun, learn some new things, and engage in some friendly competition!
Hopefully, this set of fun trivia questions gives you some great content for your next trivia night or road trip!
Which are your favorite type of trivia questions? Do you specialize in little known knowledge, basic science and math, or maybe you prefer sports trivia? Try out this mix with your kids and see which questions they also love the most! Have fun!