Every parent knows that a 15 minute wait for the doctor can feel like hours when your kids are bored. A wait that, realistically, took a very small amount of time can easily feel like it sucked up your entire afternoon and leave you stressed out and anxious.
Trivia games are a great way to entertain your kids in the waiting room and to keep you from pulling every hair from your head. Here are the top trivia games for kids:
Perfect for children aged 12 and up, the game is also fun for younger kids who are advanced for their age. Can you name 5 vegetables that begin with “a”? Can you name 5 bodies of water? These are just a couple examples of the types of questions in Name 5.
Tip of the Tongue
Over 1000 trivia questions can be found in this game designed for children ages 8 through 15. With only two seconds to answer the question posed, the game quickly becomes a challenge as players try to spit out answers before the timer runs out.
Patch 5 Second Rule Just Spit It Out
Designed for three or more players aged 10 and over, this game is a fast-paced trivia game is fun for everyone. With simple, fun questions covering all types of topics, the game is sure to keep your kids entertained in the waiting room.
Prof. Noggin’s Wonders of Science
Questions come in the form of trivia, multiple choice and true or false with varying levels to keep your kids interested and out of your hair. 30 game cards and three die will get your kids excited about science in no time flat.
Prof. Noggin’s Human Body
Easy to toss in your bag, this game encourages kids to learn about the human body. Set up like the rest of the Professor Noggin’s line, you can easily use the cards and leave the die at home. The game encourages your children to learn interesting facts about the human body and is fun for mom and dad, too.
Wonderful World of Disney Trivia Game
With a variety of add-on packs containing hundreds of cards each, this game is virtually endless. The game is great for any fan of Walt Disney movies or even of the happiest place on earth. Toss the cards in your bag and bring them out any time you’re stuck in a waiting room.
Wise Alec Trivia Game
The award winning trivia game features questions straight from elementary school curriculum. Think of this game as “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” in a box. Over 1000 questions cover a wide variety of topics, including: history, spelling and science.
Dr. Seuss Trivia Game
This game is perfect for any fan of the wide array of Dr. Seuss books. If you are forced to read Green Eggs and Ham over and over each night, put that storytelling to good use! The game can be played with two to six players, making it fun for the waiting room or the dining room!
Trivia games are a great way to keep your kids from running wild in the waiting room. While some of these games do come with boards and small pieces, you can easily toss just the cards into your bag and create your own, boardless versions of the games. Have fun with the trivia; you might just learn a thing or two!