Children's half-term quiz: Try this fun 50-question quiz with your little ones this weekend

Half-term has almost come to an end. And although it gave our little ones a much-needed break – it gave parents some well-deserved breathing space from home schooling too. But as the week draws to a close – you might just be running out of indoor activities to keep your children occupied as you continue to stay in to save lives.

So to provide you with a fun, free activity that will keep your family busy for at least half an hour or so – we’ve compiled another children’s lockdown quiz. The quiz is made up of five rounds of 10 questions – covering topics including food to science to TV. So, grab some pen and paper, allocate a quiz prize and get ready to see who will be crowned the children’s quiz champion.

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Round 1 – Speed listing lightning round

For the first round, you need to be as quick as you can.

The quiz master will give players one minute on the clock to write as many words down from the following 10 categories. The point goes to whoever lists the most (correct or relevant) things per category.

01. List as many animals as you can in one minute.

02. List as many chocolate bar names as you can in one minute.

03. List as many fizzy drinks as you can in one minute.

04. List as many words from other languages as you can in one minute.

05. List as many vegetables as you can in one minute.

06. List as many types of trees as you can in one minute.

07. List as many different types of clothing as you can in one minute.

08. List as many film titles as you can in one minute.

09. List as many cartoon characters as you can in one minute.

10. List as many things that are yellow as you can in one minute.

How many chocolate bars can you name in a minute?

Round 2 – Rhyme time

In the next round your rhyming skills are going to be put to the test. Players must write down as many rhymes as they can for the following words.

The point goes to whoever gets the most rhyming words down per question. It’s up to the quiz master to decide if the word rhymes or not.

11. List words that rhyme with Cat.

12. List words that rhyme with Moon.

13. List words that rhyme with Fence.

14. List words that rhyme with truck.

15. List words that rhyme with fizzy.

16. List words that rhyme with fire.

17. List words that rhyme with cheese.

18. List words that rhyme with teach.

19. List words that rhyme with lamp.

20. List words that rhyme with fish.

Children's half-term quiz: Try this fun 50-question quiz with your little ones this weekendHow many words can you list that rhyme with ‘moon’?

Round 3 – What were they wearing?

For Round 3, we want to know how close you’ve been paying attention to your favourite film and TV show characters. In particular, we want to know how much attention you’ve been paying to their clothes and costumes.

21. In Toy Story, how many buttons on Woody’s shirt?

22. In Toy Story, what colour is Slinky the toy dog’s collar?

23. Does Shrek wear a belt, yes or no?

24. What colour is Peppa Pig’s mum’s dress?

25. In Moana, what colour is Maui’s skirt?

26. In Despicable Me, which two colours feature on Gru’s scarf?

27. Does Gru in Despicable Me wear a jacket with a zip or with buttons?

28. What colour is the Little Mermaid’s hair?

29. What colour is the feather sticking out of Puss in Boot’s hat?

30. What colour is Sponge Bob Square Pants’ tie?

Children's half-term quiz: Try this fun 50-question quiz with your little ones this weekendIn Despicable Me, which two colours feature on Gru’s scarf?

Round 4 – Riddle me this

For Round 4 – you’re going to have to think outside the box.

Instead of straight-forward questions, we’re going to present you with 10 riddles. All you have to do is work out the answer.

31. How many months have 28 days?

32. I have a head and a tail but no arms or legs. What am I?

33. A boy and a doctor went on a fishing trip. The boy was the doctor’s son but the doctor wasn’t the boy’s father.

Who is the doctor?

34. Forwards I am heavy, backwards I am not what am I?

35. What belongs to you but is used more by others?

36. Mary’s mum had four children. April, May and June were the names of the first three.

What is the name of the fourth child?

37. I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees.

I have water, but no fish. What am I?

38. The more you take, the more you leave behind.

What am I?

39. A cashier at a butchers is 5 foot 8 inches tall, wears size six shoes, and is 29 years old. What does she weigh?

40. What starts with ‘e’ and ends in ‘e’ but only has one letter in it?

Children's half-term quiz: Try this fun 50-question quiz with your little ones this weekendThe more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

Round 5 – True or false

For the final round – all you have to do is tell us if the following statements are true or false.

Here we go, true or false…

41. Hippo ‘sweat’ is red.

42. A cheetah is faster than a peregrine falcon.

43. A jaguar can see in the dark six times better than a human.

44. The hair strands of a polar bear’s fur are white.

45. The lion has the loudest roar of all the big cats.

46. Cows have four stomachs.

47. Snakes have six stomachs.

48. Unlike female humans whose pregnancies last for nine months, elephant pregnancies can last for more than a year – from 18 to 22 months.

49. Rats have babies in threes every single time.

50. The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.

Children's half-term quiz: Try this fun 50-question quiz with your little ones this weekendTrue or false: hippo ‘sweat’ is red

Answers

01-10.

Quiz master decides which players have the longest lists of correct answers.

11-20. Quiz master decides which players have the longest lists of rhyming words.

21. In Toy Story, how many buttons on Woody’s shirt?

Two

22. In Toy Story, what colour is Slinky the toy dog’s collar? Green

23. Does Shrek where a belt, yes or no? Yes

24. What colour is Peppa Pig’s mum’s dress? Orange

25. In Moana, what colour is Maui’s skirt? Green

26. In Despicable Me, which two colours feature on Gru’s scarf? Black and grey

27. Does Gru in Despicable Me wear a jacket with a zip or with buttons? Zip

28. What colour is the Little Mermaid’s hair? Red

29. What colour is the feather sticking out of Puss in Boot’s hat? Yellow

30. What colour is Sponge Bob Square Pants’ tie? Red

31. How many months have 28 days? All of them

32. I have a head and a tail but no arms or legs. What am I?

A coin

33. A boy and a doctor went on a fishing trip. The boy was the doctor’s son but the doctor wasn’t the boy’s father.

Who is the doctor? The boy’s mother

34. Forwards I am heavy, backwards I am not what am I?

A ‘ton’

35. What belongs to you but is used more by others? Your name

36. Mary’s mum had four children. April, May and June were the names of the first three.

What is the name of the fourth child? Mary

37. I have cities, but no houses.

I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?

A map

38. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I? footsteps?

39. A cashier at a butchers is 5 foot 8 inches tall, wears size six shoes, and is 29 years old. What does she weigh?

Meat

40. What starts with ‘e’ and ends in ‘e’ but only has one letter in it? Envelope

41. Hippo ‘sweat’ is red. True

42. A cheetah is faster than a peregrine falcon. False.

Though a cheetah is the fastest animal on land – a peregrine falcon moves faster

43. A jaguar can see in the dark six times better than a human. True

44. The hair strands of a polar bear’s fur are white. False they are clear

45. The lion has the loudest roar of all the big cats. True

46. Cows have four stomachs. True

47. Snakes have six stomachs. False

48. Unlike female humans whose pregnancies last for nine months, elephant pregnancies can last for more than a year – from 18 to 22 months. True

49. Rats have babies in threes. False

50.

The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.

True

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