Answers.Questions-Speaking Version

You give the answers.  Students say the questions.  This is a quick game that kids love!  It’s excellent for language learners and helps children of all ages, levels and abilities solidify their grammar skills.

Common Core State Standards

NOTE:  This lesson can address the following Common Core Standards:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.6, SL.2.6, SL.3.6, SL.4.6, SL.5.6

You can divide the group into 2 or just have each child get their own turn.

I explain to the group that I’m going to say an answer.

Then, they have to ask a question that can fit perfectly with the answer.  “How are you?” fits with “Fine, thanks.”


It gets tricky when the answer is


“Where are you?” doesn’t work because “at the store” would be the response to that.  A correct question to fit, “to the store” would be “Where are you going?”.

The fact that it gets technical is what makes it fun!  The children will shout a question that doesn’t work.  When you smile and shake your head no, they’ll often laugh in their attempt to try again.

Going around the room, giving each child one turn is often sufficient for this game.  If you have time, and the kids remain engaged you can do two turns.

2 Videos Full of Questions

Before or after you play the game you can show this short 5-minute video titled, 15 Trivia Questions for Kids.

Print the Instructions

Here are the instructions and a complete list of answers for you to print.

I never use all of the answers listed at one time.  I just like having a wide variety to choose from.

The Writing Version

This game is a great lead in to playing Answer.Question-the writing version.

Both games can certainly be played the same day.  However,  I usually play the writing version the next day.

Writing Prompts

We have played this game after the following writing prompts:

Old School Friendly Letter

Answers in letters

Friendly Letter About a Unique Pet

Calendar Picture-Comic


End of Summer-Friendly Letter

Fun Park or Place-Suggestion Letter

Answers in letters

Candy Cane Ornament-Instructions