Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Works For Me Wednesday-Family Trivia

Today for my Works For Me Wednesday, I am going to share a little family game that my kids just love! The idea is not my own, but came from my friend Janice J. We like to call it “Family Trivia”.

It is simple to prepare: write questions related to your family on the front of note cards, and answers on the back and fire away!


We have questions about birth places, birth dates, favorite foods, cousins names and where they live, where people have served missions, etc., etc.

Examples:

"What are Grandma's cats' names?"

"Where was Margarita born?"

"Where did mom go to college?"

"Which cousins live in Portland, Oregan?"


"Whom did Uncle Joe marry?"

"Where did Uncle Aaron serve his mission?"

"What kind of animal bit Julio at the zoo in Venezuela?"

(an ostrich in case you were curious!) You get the idea.

I store all of the cards in a little note card box.


My friend told me they play it over dinner sometimes; we use it as an Family Home Evening activity and I think it would be a great time killer on a road trip. It helps the kids feel a connection to family members who live far away!

Works for me!

29 comments:

Sandra said...

Oh that is just a great idea. We love playing games and I think this would be awesome for the kids, not only would it be subjects they know about but it would also teach them more about the family :)

Thanks for the great tip :)

Susie Q said...

That is such a great idea! What fun! And such a good way to learn/refresh your memory about your family! Thanks.

Frog Legs said...

Oh that is fun!!!! I'm gonna steal the idea. :)

ABC Momma said...

Great idea! I'll try it Monday.

Shalee said...

Love that idea! What a great way to learn about each other and extended family members too!

Nettie said...

What a fun idea! Just making the cards would be a great family activity, too!

Traci said...

I love this idea. It will also be a great way to pay remembrance and tell the kids about family members that passed before they were born.

K-squared's Mom said...

I am amazed at your treasure trove of ideas!!! This is a gem of an activity especially for us "nomads". This will keep the children (and parents) connected to family back home. Thank you sooooo much for you "works for me wednesday" posts and keep them coming!!!

Stephanie said...

What a good way to start a conversation! I am going to do this.

Michelle- This One's For The Girls said...

I love this idea!!!

Being in the ministry, we live quite a distance from both sides of our familiy-- so I really appreciate what you're trying to do here.

Tiff said...

What a great way to spend family time! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

We did this for a family reunion, and it was great fun.

JD said...

OH man that is awesome!! I am going to get my 3X5 cards out!!

shannon from rocks in my dryer said...

That is the best idea I've heard in ages!

Rachelle said...

What a great and fun idea, especially when you live away from family!

JD said...

Ok tagged you back!! HEHEHEHE!!

itybtyfrog said...

What a great idea!!! My kids would love to play this little game. I will have to whip one up. Thanks.

No Cool Story said...

Great idea!, we'll definatley be doing this next family night.

BTW, Feliz Dia de Las Madres!

No Cool Story said...

HA! I just checked my blog and read your comments! you beat me to it...
And I mean to say "definitely" (preview only works if you read the whole thing)

surcie said...

Wow, that really is a great idea!

The Daring One said...

I LOVE that idea. We are going to totally use that.

Tess said...

That's very cool, and very informative.

Lei said...

That is a fantabulous idea Gabriela! Thanks for sharing!!!

ShelahBooksIt said...

that is a way good idea! I think we're going to steal it too!

Grammy said...

I'm afraid I'm a day late getting here. Where was I yesterday?

This is a really fun idea - one my kids would have really gotten into. It reminds me of the time Heather & DYM were on the game show "Kid Street". If they'd have only had this game to practice with ahead of time, they might not have come in 2nd.

smartmama said...

that is fun- i had this great plan to do a family game-- i even boughtr blank game boards brom bare books and was gonna do it cranium style-- maybe i'll get ti done by our fam reunion this summer i am feeling inspired

lammyann said...

wow awesome!!! as a family who is always away from the extended family---it would be great to use to teach them about their cousins/gparents they don't know well.
TWO THUMBS UP!!!

Amber said...

What a fun idea!

Peach said...

Love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing it. I think we'll get started on it this next week.