A sense of Adventure: Gameshows

January 25, 2021

This week’s theme:

A sense of Adventure: Gameshows


This week’s colouring in sheet:

Download and print this week’s colouring sheet here.


Fact of the week:

In the USA the 29th January is National Puzzle Day, to celebrate we’re going to imagine we’re on Gameshows and Quiz Shows!


Activities for the week…


Activity 1

Do you have a sparkly outfit to act as a games show host? How many Game shows and Quiz shows can you name? Can you remember any Gameshow catchphrases? Can you make the family fortunes ‘incorrect answer’ noise? Can you act out playing stringed instruments to The Chase theme tune, or clocks to the Countdown theme tune? Try a theme tune quiz. Make some buzzer sounds that you’ll make when you want to give your answer for the rest of the session. Draw/make yourself  a trophy to hold up when you successfully compete the following rounds…


Activity 2

Would I Lie To You

On this show people have to work out which statement is true and which is false. What do these words mean?

(A) Try a fact or fiction quiz… make yourself paddles to hold up that say ‘Fact’ and ‘Fiction’.

  1. Madonna’s real name is Madonna.
  2. Prince Harry is taller than Prince William.
  3. M&Ms stands for ‘Melanie & Melanie’.
  4. Idina Menzel sings ‘let it go’ 20 times in ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen.
  5. The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.
  6. There are 5 different senses.

Try writing some fact/fiction questions of your own relating to things you know, or have learned over the past year at Purple Patch.


(B) Try a true or false quiz. One of these 3 answers is true, which is it…

  1. What does ABBA stand for? Is it:

(a) All Breakfasts (are) Better (with) Alpen

(b) Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Anni

(c) A Brilliant Band Alright

  1. Which of these is a real character in Harry Potter? Is it:

(a) Luna Lovegood

(b) Harry Spotter

(c) Rob Weasle

  1. Which of these is not a real fruit? Is it:

(a) Dewberry

(b) Ugli Fruit

(c) Silver fruit

  1. Which one of these does Rick Astley say he’s never going to do? Is it:

(a) Never Gonna Give you up

(b) Never Gonna Make your tea

(c) Never Gonna Drive you home

Come up with some of your own!


Answers – a1: Fact a2; Fiction a3: Fiction a4: Fiction, a5: Fact a6: Fact. B1: (b) Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Anni. B2: (a) Luna Lovegood. B3: (c) Silver fruit. B4: (a) Never Gonna Give you up.


Activity 3


On this show competitors have to complete ridiculous tasks (like drawing a picture of a horse while riding a horse). Have a go at some of these silly tasks, or come up with your own…

What’s the silliest thing you can find to balance on your head?

How long can you blow a raspberry for?

Can you say your name backwards?

Can you say some tongue twisters quickly? Try these!

What’s the funniest dance you can do to your favourite song?


Activity 4

The Cube is a TV gameshow where people have to complete deceptively simple physical tasks.

Try out some physical tasks – Can you move to the other side of the room with a pen/book/cushion balanced on your head? Which is easiest/hardest?

Can you rub your tummy and pat your head at the same time?

Can you rotate one arm forwards while the other is rotating backwards?

Can you wiggle your nose? Can you wiggle your ears?

Can you use body percussion to play a song?

Now, come up with some physical challenges of your own.


Activity 5

Win Lose or Draw – was a drawing game, a bit like Pictionary.

Can you draw any these clues without using any words? Can anybody in your house work out what you’ve drawn?

Place: Disneyland, New York

Book: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Big Friendly Giant, Black Beauty

Song: Walking on Sunshine, Roar, Shake It Off,

Superheroes: Spiderman, Ironman, Batgirl

Film: Toy Story

TV Show: Coronation Street, Britain’s Got Talent

Come up with ones of your own!


Activity 6

Supermarket Sweep

Instead of dashing round a supermarket, can you dash around their house to bring back the following shopping list:

A blue object

A soft object

A metal object

A paper object

A gold object

A tiny object.

Add some more things of your own to the shopping list!


Activity 7


Can you do things before the Countdown clock runs down?

How many fruits you shout out before the clock finishes? Try and top your total by trying to name as many animated films as you can before the next clock runs down.

Keep going with different categories (ideas: ice cream flavours, pizza toppings, characters on your favourite soap, friends at Purple Patch, etc).



Why not take a photo of any of the activities you’ve tried this week and share it with us? You can share it on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter or send it to melanie@purplepatcharts.org and we’ll put it online for you!