Trivia for Kids as well as Adults
Trivia is one of my favourite ways to begin my classes. It’s a light-hearted way to ease your students into using English and it also is a great way to expand student’s general knowledge as well as vocabulary.
The only problem is that it can be pretty hard to find trivia that is challenging yet has language easy enough for students who don’t speak English as their first language.
However, there are two resources that you need to check out! The first one is trivia for kids and the next one is trivia for adults. Both are written specifically for students who don’t speak English as their first language, so the challenge is in the actual questions and not complicated vocabulary or grammatical constructions.
Trivia for Kids
Kids love trivia! But, it’s so, so difficult to find trivia that is not America-centric. It’s also hard to find trivia that has simple vocabulary. After wasting so many hours searching around on the Internet, I decided to write the book that I wished I could find! 501 Riddles and Trivia Questions: For Kids (7-13) is going to make your teaching life easier, guaranteed.
You can use the book as a stand-alone resource and read the questions out loud to your class. There are also links within the book to handouts that you can just print and go. Keep some of these on hand for a variety of situations: a time-filler, early-finisher activity, or for a class party day.
Whatever the case, there are a variety of topics ranging from animals, to food, to countries, to people. There are easy, medium and difficult questions, divided into sections of around 7-10 trivia questions or 4-5 riddles. They are appropriate for ESL or EFL students as well as elementary school students in English-speaking countries like England, Canada, New Zealand or the USA. It really is the ultimate trivia for kids resource and there’s nothing else out there that is so user-friendly.
Trivia for Teenagers and Adults: The Monster Pack
If you’re looking for trivia for teenagers or adults, you’ll need to get the Monster Pack. It’s from my friend Rob Whyte and it’s what I use in my own university classes in South Korea. Click the link below for way more details about the Monster Pack and why I love it so much. It’s the only thing I use every single day and it has saved me a ton of time when planning my lessons!