Are you looking for a fun baby shower game that’ll have everyone interested, entertained, and learning? Look no further than baby shower Jeopardy.
Baby shower Jeopardy is perfect for showers of all sizes and can be tailored to fit any theme. It’s easy to set up and perfect for playing on a board, projector, or TV screen.
This game involves guests competing to answer questions from different categories about all things baby-related. Players can compete against each other individually or in teams to see who knows the most about pregnancy, infant care, and parenting. Points are awarded for correct answers, and the group or individual with the highest number of points at the end of the game wins.
How Do You Play Baby Shower Jeopardy?
So, how exactly do you play this classic game?
Baby shower Jeopardy is played just like the popular Jeopardy quiz game, with individuals or teams competing to answer questions in different categories and at different difficulty levels. Points are awarded for correct answers depending on the difficulty level—the more challenging the quiz, the higher the points.
Here’s a step-by-step guide for playing baby shower Jeopardy.
- Create a Jeopardy board with categories and point values for each question. Popular categories for baby shower Jeopardy include pregnancy, birth, baby names, parenting tips, sleep & feeding habits, and more. Each category should have about five related questions set in different difficulty levels and can be answered by either true or false, multiple choice, fill in the blanks, or short answer questions.
- Designate one person to read the questions (the “host”) while another keeps track of the points and time. Then, let the game begin!
- Each player or team will then choose a category and a point value for their question. The higher the point value, the more complex the question.
- The host then reads out the question. If the contestant or team gets the question right, they are awarded points. If the answer is wrong, the points are subtracted from their score. The question can then be passed to the next person or team, or you can reveal the answer and proceed to the next team (but this depends on how you decide to conduct your game).
- Ensure you set a specific amount of time to answer the questions. Doing so gives all the contestants equal chances of winning.
- The baby shower Jeopardy game continues until all questions are answered, and the player or team with the highest score is declared the winner.
- If there’s a tie in the scores, you’ll need to come up with a tiebreaker question. Once you ask the tiebreaker question, the first contestant or team to hit the buzzer and answer correctly is declared the winner.
Tip: To make the game more competitive and engaging, consider creating a prize for the winner and make it known before the game starts!
Baby shower Jeopardy is an entertaining game that guarantees fun and laughter. It can also help build connections between your guests. Plus, it’s a great way to introduce new parents-to-be to some vital tips and facts about parenthood.
Whether you opt for a traditional paper-based version or a smart TV setup, this classic game will surely be a hit at any baby shower party, including virtual baby showers.
If you are hosting a virtual baby shower, you can play the baby Jeopardy game online through zoom, Skype, or other online video conferencing platforms.
Create a digital version of this game using Google Slides or PowerPoint. This way, you can display questions on the screen and allow contestants to buzz in and answer them using a virtual button.
For example, you can use the chat window on zoom where contestants can type in a character so that you can tell who buzzed in first, second, and so on.
Baby Shower Jeopardy Rules
Although the rules of baby shower Jeopardy are essentially the same as those for the original Jeopardy quiz game, here are some essential rules for fair competition:
- Choose categories that relate to pregnancy and parenting topics such as labor & delivery, newborn care, breastfeeding, sleep training, baby songs, baby animals, etc.
- Create at least five questions for each category and assign point values based on the difficulty level.
- Set a specific time for each question and ensure all contestants are given equal chances to answer.
- There should be no Googling answers or talking when another contestant is answering a question.
- Award points for correct answers and subtract for incorrect ones.
- Declare the winner based on the highest score.
- For a tiebreaker, use a unique question that only one contestant can answer first and correctly.
How Do You Make a Simple Jeopardy Game?
To make a simple DIY Jeopardy game for your baby shower, you’ll need a poster board, stickers (title & category), sharpies, thumbtacks, and index cards. You also need some creativity to come up with unique categories and questions.
Below is a guide on how to go about it:
Creating Your Own Jeopardy Board
Creating a baby shower Jeopardy board is easy and fun. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make one:
- Gather the materials you need – poster board, stickers, sharpies, thumbtacks, and index cards.
- Take your poster board and use the title stickers to spell out the word ”JEOPARDY” or “BABY SHOWER JEOPARDY” at the top.
- Next, take the category stickers and spell out the name of each category under the title going from left to right. The categories should revolve around baby and mom or dad-related topics such as pregnancy, labor and delivery, baby songs, nursery rhymes, and parenting tips.
- Now you can take your index cards and write down all your questions. You can use different colored index cards for different categories. Write the question and answer on the same side of the index card. Aim to have at least five questions under each category with varying difficulty levels.
- On the index card’s opposite side, write the question’s corresponding point value using a bright sharpie. The higher the point value, the more complex the question.
- Now take the thumbtacks, one per card, and place the index card under the corresponding categories. The points side should face out. You can divide your poster board into columns, creating a grid to make it easy to align the index cards.
- Place thumbtacks on each corner of the poster board to hold it up on a wall or other surface.
There you have it, your beautifully crafted DIY baby shower Jeopardy game board. If you need additional help, you can also find editable Jeopardy board templates on Etsy.
Categories for Baby Shower Jeopardy
When choosing categories for your baby shower Jeopardy game, the sky’s the limit. But here are some ideas to get you started:
- Pregnancy signs and symptoms
- Labor and delivery
- Newborn baby care
- Baby names & their meanings
- Breastfeeding tips
- Sleep training & schedules
- Baby foods
- Baby items
- Parenting tips
- Baby songs & nursery rhymes
- Baby animals
- Baby movies
- Nutrition for new mom and baby
- Diapering basics
- Baby facts
- Children’s books
- Celebrity moms
Questions for Baby Shower Jeopardy
Here are some of the typical baby shower Jeopardy questions and answers:
- Question: What is the average length of a full-term pregnancy? Answer: 40 weeks
- Question: How long does it take for breast milk to be produced after birth? Answer: Approximately 24-72 hours
- Question: What is the purpose of swaddling a baby? Answer: To help keep a baby warm and secure.
- Question: What type of sleep schedule is recommended for newborns? Answer: Newborns should sleep for about 16-18 hours a day.
- Question: When should parents start introducing solid foods to their babies? Answer: Around 6 months old.
- Question: At what age does a baby babble? Answer: Mainly between 6-9 months
- Question: What is the recommended length of time for breastfeeding? Answer: At least 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding, followed by continued feeding as desired.
- Question: Name five parenting tips for new parents. Answer: 1) Get enough sleep; 2) Ask for help when needed; 3) Spend quality time with your baby for bonding purposes; 4) Take care of yourself; 5) Always trust your instincts.
- Question: Are the soon-to-be parents expecting a baby boy or baby girl?
When formulating baby Jeopardy questions, you can borrow from the common baby shower trivia questions or get free printable templates on Etsy or other online sources.
Final Jeopardy Round
The final Jeopardy round is a great way to finish the trivia game with a fun twist.
This is the last round of the game, where the contestants wager their entire score or a portion of it on one clue. The clue is usually harder than the clues in the previous rounds.
To make an intelligent wager, contestants must assess their score relative to the other player’s. If they believe their score is high enough that they can still win even if they get the question wrong, they can proceed and make a larger wager.
On the other hand, if their score is lower than their opponents, they should consider making a smaller wager or even betting nothing at all in order to stay afloat.
Once the wagers have been made, the host gives a clue, and each contestant has 30 seconds to write down their answer. If anyone gets the question wrong, they lose whatever money they bet. The remaining player with the highest score wins the game.
Do You Give Out Prizes at Baby Shower Games?
This will depend on your arrangement, but prizes are a great way to reward the winners for their hard work and make everyone feel special at the end of a baby shower game.
You can give out small prizes such as chocolates, candles, mugs, or any other trinkets you think your guests would enjoy. If you have more money in your budget, consider awarding larger prizes such as gift cards or even tickets to a show. Whichever you choose, prizes are a great way to make the baby shower game fun and exciting for all your guests.
For more prize ideas, check out this article on baby shower game prizes.
So, what are you waiting for? Create a baby shower Jeopardy game and add a fun twist to your baby shower event.