The Stinky Pigs classroom review game is one of my all-time favorite games to help students review a Sunday School lesson. It requires very little prep time from the teacher, and includes a variety of ways to play.
These stinky pigs are not only enormously cute. They are also tricky. They might help your students get more points, or they might take points away.
But, that’s not all. The stinky pigs can also be passed around to the opposing team or even the teacher, giving this game a strategic appeal that even older kids will enjoy. To make it even more fun, team “challenges” can be added!
Materials Needed for Stinky Pigs Review Game
- “Stinky Pigs” printable point cards, printed double sided. If you have lots of questions, you may need more than one copy of the ”stinky pigs” point cards. (To get your FREE copy, sign up in the box above.)
- List of review questions that corresponds with your lesson
- Dry erase board and marker or chalk board and chalk
- Items for challenges, if desired.
Stinky Pigs Set Up
- Cut the “Stinky Pigs” point cards out along the black lines
- Tape the “Stinky Pigs” point cards randomly around the dry erase or chalk board, making sure that the point side is facing the board. If your board is small, you may choose to tape the point cards around the room, or have them point side down on a table.
- Draw two headings on the board to keep track of teach team’s points.
How to Play Stinky Pigs
- Split your students into two teams.
- Ask “Team 1” a review question. If they answer correctly, they can choose any “stinky pig” from the board. Be careful! Some “stinky pigs” are stinkier than other pigs and can actually take points away! Flip the pig over and tape it in the “Team 1” column.
- Then, ask “Team 2” a review question.
- Repeat until all the “stinky pigs” are in columns or until the review questions are done.
- Add up the points in each column. The team with the most points wins.
Making “Stinky Pigs” Even Stinkier
- Variation 1: If “Team 1” answers a question incorrectly, allow “Team 2” to answer the question. If they answer correctly, they move a stinky pig of their choice from their points column to “Team 1’s” point column. (Here’s where strategy comes into play: If Team 2 has no negative pigs to get rid of, they may choose to purposely answer incorrectly so they don’t have to give any of their “good” pigs away. Let them figure this out on their own!)
- Variation 2: Add a “teacher” column to the board. (FYI: The teacher will lose.) If neither team can answer a question correctly, they each move one stinky pig of their choice to the teacher’s column. Alternately, if neither team can answer a question correctly, the teacher can choose two pigs from the unused pigs.
- Variation 3: Add the Challenge Pigs. If a team flips over a “Challenge” stinky pig, they must compete with the other team to complete a challenge indicated by the teacher to get the number of points on the challenge pig. Challenge ideas: Which team can accurately say the memory verse the fastest without looking? Which team can get the most balls in a trashcan? Which team brought the most Bibles to church? Which team can write down the names of all 12 disciples first? etc.
Let me know if you play this game and how your class liked it. If you have any other ideas for the challenges, I would love to hear your thoughts as well. I am always inspired by your ideas and creativity!
May God bless you!