Create Your Own Literary Trivia Game

Create a trivia game about your favorite stories and novels to play with your family to discover the true fans in your family!

This project is one of the virtual literacy through art classes hosted on Facebook Live from 1:30-2pm every Wednesday and Friday. Materials and instructions are posted here afterwards. Tune into the live classes to ask questions, give suggestions, and interact with other students who are stuck at home!

If you want to watch the recording of the live video, check out our Facebook page or Youtube Channel.

Materials 

  • Index cards or card sized paper cut outs (4 by 6 inches)
  • Something to draw and write with

Instructions 

  1. What fun, random and/or obscure facts do you know about your favorite books or book series? Are there books that your family and/or friends all read and enjoy? If you can’t pick just one, that’s fine! You can include multiple books in your game if you prefer. Preferably, use at least one book in your game, but you can also include movies, TV shows, video games, celebrities, and more.  
  2. Once you have picked what topics (books, movies, shows, etc) you are going to use in your trivia game, it is time to come up with trivia questions. What little details, fun and random facts, or surprising information can you use as questions? Try not to write questions that everyone will know the answer to. 
  3. After coming up with your trivia questions, create cards for them! If you are using index cards, decorate the front (blank) side of the card in some way. If you cut out your own cards, pick which side is the front and decorate on that side. You can decorate your cards according to what book/movie/show the question on the back is about, or however else you like! 
  4. Write the trivia question on the back of the card and write the answer to the question upside down at the bottom of the card.
  5. Make as many cards as you like to be able to play with friends or family! 

Play with friends and family!

  • Play with 3+ people! One person will be the designated question asker, and the others will answer questions and compete for points. 
  • To get a point, you must answer a question correctly. To keep track of your points, keep the cards you answered correctly with you until the end of the game, then count them up and see who wins! 
  • The question asker pulls a card from the pile and reads the question. Players compete to answer the questions first, so the person who thinks they know the answer says it as quickly as possible. 
    • If they are right, give them the card and pull the next one in the pile. If they are wrong, the next person who thinks they know answers. 
    • Once someone has guessed incorrectly, they can’t guess again until everyone has had a chance to answer! 
  • Play for as long as you like or until you run out of cards! The person with the most points at the end of the game wins! 
  • You can also play over Facetime or other video conferencing surfaces!

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