At Home Activities: Lets get Quizzical – Sports Quiz

Written by Active Minds on Wednesday the 13th of May 2020.


Lets get Quizzical – Sports Quiz

Quizzes are great at encouraging people to use their cognitive skills in a fun way. And hosting a sports quiz during a major event, say Wimbledon, also helps connect residents to the outside world.

We recommend organising teams of about eight people at the same level. And if you decide to make it competitive, make sure things still feel fun and inclusive. That way, people won’t mind getting answers wrong.

The mantra here is ‘you’re never too old to learn something new!’


You’ll need

  1. Sporting quiz questions (you can find lots online, or download a copy of the Active Minds sports quiz here)

The Activity         

  1. Gather the group together and either read questions out for the whole group to answer, or ask each person in turn
  2. If someone struggles to answer, ask the group for help or give extra clues
  3. If you’re playing competitively, keep scores and award the winner a small prize

Top tip

Be sure to congratulate anyone who gets a correct answer – and anyone who appears to know the answer but can’t find the words to say it. This activity is all about encouraging thought.