Who Wants to Be a Genius?

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Try this game next time you travel. You'll keep the kids busy, and they'll love getting prizes!



Start your trip with this game and award prizes that will give your children something to do while you travel.

Materials
  • Five index cards per player
  • Pen or pencil
  • Children's trivia games and schoolbooks (optional)
  • Supply of prizes like coins, marbles, playing cards, small toys, markers, books, and/or snacks

Directions

  1. Before your trip, write a question that your children should be able to answer on each index card. Good sources of questions are the Parker Brothers game Trivial Pursuit Junior, the Brain Quest games by Workman Publishing Company, and your children's schoolbooks.
  2. During your trip, choose the first contestant, then choose an index card and ask her the question on it.
  3. If she answers correctly, she wins one prize, and her stakes jump to two prizes for the second question.
  4. Add another prize to the stakes for each question she answers correctly.
  5. Ask her a total of five questions, then choose another contestant and ask questions and award prizes in the same way.
  6. After each child has had a turn as a contestant, end the game and let your kids enjoy their prizes. You'll need a maximum of fifteen prizes per player.
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