x
Curious
The light bulb icon represents curiosity. For content about raising a curious child, look for this icon.

Inside Highlights July

11 Totally New, Thought-Provoking, and Mind-Blowing Questions to Add to Your Family Game Night

Highlights 4Cs

x
Creative
The paint brush icon represents creativity. For content about raising a creative child, look for this icon.
x
Curious
The light bulb icon represents curiosity. For content about raising a curious child, look for this icon.
x
Caring
The holding hands icon represents caring. For content about raising a caring child, look for this icon.
x
Confident
The thumbs up icon represents confidence. For content about raising a confident child, look for this icon.
BrainPlay—a popular Highlights magazine feature that used to be called Headwork—entertains kids with up to a dozen awesome questions children can answer on their own, whenever they want, any way they want, just for the fun of it.
Download Highlights' free printable BrainPlay questions, then jump right in and use the questions as a starting point for a family game night game that’s sort of like Family Feud—minus commercials. Here’s how to play:

Jump right in and use the questions as a starting point for a family game night game that’s sort of like Family Feud—minus commercials. Here’s how to play:

What You Need
  • A large stack of 3 x 5 cards (blank)
  • A stopwatch or one-minute timer
  • Pen or pencil for each player
Before You Start

Download the printable BrainPlay Q’s.

Choose the ones you like, write them down, one per card, and scatter the cards face-down on a falt surface, like a floor or table. Distribute the pens or pencils and the remaining index cards—one per player.

The Game

Player 1 selects a card from the pile and, working clockwise, reads the question for player 2 to answer. Before player 2 responds, all players must guess how player 2 will answer the question, writing their answer on a 3 x 5 card, and keeping their answer secret.

Player 2 has one minute to answer after everyone else has written down a guess. (A designated player, such as a parent, should keep an eye on the timer.) Then the remaining players reveal their guesses, one at a time.

Players earn points each time their guess matches an answer. Players lose a point if they fail to answer a question, or fail to answer within the one-minute limit.

The game ends when you exhaust the questions. The player with the most points is declared the winner and gets to choose your next family adventure or dessert.

Join Our
Email List