Onion Ball is a fun trivia game which gets students up and moving. The questions in this particular set revolve around significant women in history, good for Social Studies class, Girl Scouts, Advisory, clubs, team building, ice breakers, enrichment, critical thinking practice, recess, or quiz bowl.
**Please note that many of the women mentioned in this activity are American, so this is not the most ideal activity if you do not live in America or do not know much American history. If interested, please contact me and I can make another version.**
Print the questions out (one-sided). Crumple one of the question sheets tightly into a ball. Wrap another sheet around this one, crumbling it so it creates a second layer. Continue in this manner to create an multilayered ball of questions.
Have all of your students stand up and get into a circle. To begin the game, toss the "onion ball" to a student and have them peel off the outermost layer. Have them read the question aloud. If they answer correctly, they get to keep the paper, if not, the next person in the circle may steal. If the person who steals answers correctly, they get to peel off the next layer and attempt the next question. Play continues in this fashion until all the questions have been answered. Whoever ends up with the most papers wins!
You may need to make a few onions, because as the onions get bigger it becomes harder to crumple the next layer.
Depending on your class size, you could also make multiple sets of these questions and have smaller groups play. Students would each get to answer more questions this way.