80 Unique Trivia Questions for Kids (With Answers)

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If you’re stumped for ideas on how to theme your little one’s next birthday party or sleepover, then you haven't thought of trivia questions for kids!

Kids' trivia is bundles of fun, and hosting a kids' trivia party is a great way to get their minds ticking.

To help you on your way, we’ve pulled together a list of trivia questions for kids, broken down into easy trivia questions and then hard trivia questions. Plus, we've included tips on how to create an epic kids' trivia party. As they say, 'the future belongs to the curious'!

80 Unique Trivia Questions for Kids (With Answers)

Trivia Questions for Kids
If you're stumped for easy trivia questions for kids, give our list a go.

40 Easy Trivia Questions for Kids

1. What is the fastest land animal?

Answer: The Cheetah

2. How many sides does a triangle have?

Answer: Three

3. What is the closest star to Earth?

Answer: The sun

5. What school did Harry Potter attend?

Answer: Hogwarts

6. What is the longest river in the world?

Answer: The Nile

7. What country is home to the Giant Panda?

Answer: China

8. What is the largest organ of the human body?

Answer: The skin

Easy trivia questions for kids
Uluru is in which Australian state?

9. Which Australian state or territory is home to Uluru?

Answer: Northern Territory

10. What is a Herbivore?

Answer: An animal that only eats plants

11. Question: How many legs does a spider have?

Answer: 8

12. What is the name of the toy cowboy in the movie Toy Story?

Answer: Woody

13. Which Australian state is home to the Great Barrier Reef?

Answer: Queensland

14. How many days are in a week?

Answer: seven

15. What are the primary colours?

Answer: Red, yellow, and blue

16. What is a baby goat called?

Answer: A kid

17. What kind of fish is Nemo?

Answer: A clownfish

Easy trivia questions for kids
The first man to walk on the Moon.

18. Who was the first person to stand on the moon?

Answer: Neil Armstrong

19. What is the capital city of Australia?

Answer: Canberra

20. How many colours are there in a rainbow?

Answer: Seven

21. What is the largest planet in our solar system?

Answer: Jupiter

22. Which animal is known for its black and white stripes?

Answer: Zebra

23. What is the tallest mammal on Earth?

Answer: Giraffe

24. Which planet is known as the Red Planet?

Answer: Mars

Easy trivia questions for kids
The main ingredient in chocolate.

25. What is the main ingredient in chocolate?

Answer: cocoa 

26. How many players are there on a soccer team?

Answer: Eleven

27. What is the capital city of France?

Answer: Paris

28. What is the largest animal on Earth?

Answer: Blue Whale

29. Which planet is closest to the sun?

Answer: Mercury

30. How many continents are there on Earth?

Answer: seven

31. What do caterpillars turn into?

Answer: butterflies

32. How many letters are there in the English alphabet?

Answer: 26

33. What is the name of the fairy in Peter Pan?

Answer: Tinkerbell

34. What is the process by which plants make their own food?

Answer: photosynthesis

Easy trivia questions for kids
Name this colourful reptile.

35. Which reptile is known for changing its colour to match its surroundings?

Answer: a chameleon

36. What is the currency of Australia?

Answer: Australian Dollar

37. What is the tallest building in the world?

Answer: Burj Khalifa

38. What is the most famous book in the world?

Answer: the Bible

39. Which city is known as the "Big Apple"?

Answer: New York

40. Who wrote the Harry Potter series?

Answer: J.K Rowling

40 Hard Trivia Questions for Kids

Hard trivia questions for kids
How many bones does a shark have?

1. Question: How many bones does a shark have?

Answer: Zero

2. Question: Who was the first Australian Prime Minister?

Answer: Edmund Barton

3. Question: Which bones are babies born without?

Answer: Kneecaps

4. Question: Which famous scientist discovered gravity when an apple fell on his head?

Answer: Sir Isaac Newton

5. Question: What is the national bird of the United States?

Answer: Bald Eagle

6. Which two elements make up water?

Answer: hydrogen and oxygen

7. Who wrote the famous play "Romeo and Juliet"?

Answer: William Shakespeare

8. Which mammal is the only one capable of flight?

Answer: bats

9. What is the chemical symbol for gold?

Answer: Au

10. How many chambers does the human heart have?

Answer: four 

11. Question: What is the capital of Germany?

Answer: Berlin

12. Where is the world’s first-ever surf life-saving club located?

Answer: Bondi Beach

Hard trivia questions for kids
The famous Mona Lisa.

13. Who painted the Mona Lisa?

Answer: Leonardo da Vinci

14. What is the largest ocean in the world?

Answer: Pacific Ocean

15. What is the tallest mountain in the world from base to peak?

Answer: Mauna Kea

16. What is the smallest prime number?

Answer: 2

17. What is the currency of Japan?

Answer: Japanese Yen

Hard trivia questions for kids
The God of the Sea

18. In Greek mythology, who is the god of the sea?

Answer: Poseidon or Neptune

19. How many bones are there in the adult human body?

Answer: 206

20. Which bird is known for its ability to mimic human speech?

Answer: parrot

21. Which gas do plants absorb from the atmosphere during photosynthesis?

Answer: carbon dioxide

22. What is the largest desert in the world?

Answer: the Antarctic Polar Desert

23. Which planet is known as the "Evening Star"?

Answer: Venus

24. How many degrees are in a circle?

Answer: 360 degrees

25. Which sea creature is known for having eight arms and is often associated with ink squirting?

Answer: octopus

26. What is the only fruit that has seeds on the outside?

Answer: strawberries

27. What is the capital city of Japan?

Answer: Tokyo

28. What is the square root of 144?

Answer: 12

29. How many sides does a hexagon have?

Answer: six

Hard trivia questions for kids
The Starry Night

30. Who painted the famous artwork "The Starry Night"?

Answer: Vincent Van Gogh

31. What animal has the most legs in the world?

Answer: millipede

32. What flower blooms only once every 100 years?

Answer: the agave cactus

33. Which country has the most islands in the world?

Answer: Sweden

34. What metal is liquid at room temperature?

Answer: mercury

35. Which musical instrument has the most strings?

Answer: the piano

36. What is the name of the world's smallest country? 

Answer: Vatican City

37. Which insects have ears on their knees?

Answer: grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets

39. What is the hottest spice in the world?

Answer: Pepper X

40. What was the name of the first civilisation to develop writing?

Answer: The Sumerians

How to Create a Kids' Trivia Party

Kids trivia questions
Decorating is key in throwing an awesome kids' birthday party!

Prepare the Trivia Questions

The key to throwing a successful kids' trivia party is to make sure all your ducks are in a row ahead of time. Get together a to-do list and start checking off your tasks in preparation for the big event.

Firstly, you’ll want to decide on which trivia questions for kids you’d like to incorporate into the quiz - we’ve given you some great options above! Organise the questions into a trivia sheet and a master sheet with all of the answers for the host. Make sure you have some tie-breaker questions up your sleeve in the instance of a decider round. Feel free to mix it up and make this an interactive round with songs or video snippets to get the final trivia whizzes to guess the correct answer.

Organise Some Prizes

Trivia questions for Kids
What's an awesome birthday party without prizes!

Once you have the trivia questions organised, you’ll want to make sure you have prizes for the winners. It’s a nice idea to not only have a grand final reward but also supplementary prizes for the other children, for example ‘most creative answer’, ‘runner up’ and participation awards.

Decorate the Space

To really get into the spirit of the trivia party, some thoughtful decorations can really help create a fun vibe for the children. A theme is always a helpful way to give direction when it comes to decorating a space - the possibilities are endless! Here are a few thought-starters that could spark a theme: Disney, Carnival, Zootopia, Special Hats or even Glow In The Dark.

Once you’ve picked a theme or colour scheme, you can start to dress the area or ‘trivia room'. Feel free to let your imagination run wild with pillows, balloons, lights, cups and plates. Make sure there is space for the kids to sit comfortably and write out their trivia questions and answers. They’ll need pencils, an area to conceal their trivia sheet and a sturdy surface.

After you’ve organised the look and feel of the room, you can then incorporate food and drinks into the theme. Allotting time for food and drink intervals can help break up the evening - make sure to have a menu planned ahead of time as well as plenty of snack options.

Get Ready to Host!

Select an adult to be the master of ceremonies to help corral the event. Set some ground rules for the trivia questions for kids and make sure all of them understand how things will run. And now for the fun to start - let the party extravaganza begin!

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