The BANANAGRAMS Challenge provides KS2 pupils with an enjoyable and interactive way to develop language skills as they play and learn with words. Fully created by the makers of the best-selling word game BANANAGRAMS, the Challenge is open to pupils aged 8-11 (years 4, 5 and 6) and is FREE to enter for any UK Primary School.

Having listened to your feedback, we’re making it even easier to take part in The BANANAGRAMS Challenge 2018, with more focus on in-school play and more schools getting the chance take part and win prizes.

Getting Started

Once you’ve registered your school via this website, simply nominate a member of staff to be your BANANAGRAMS Challenge Representative. In January 2018, we’ll send your school a BANANAGRAMS Challenge Welcome Pack! Each welcome pack contains:

  • TWO free games of BANANAGRAMS
  • A Wallposter to help you track progress
  • “How to Take Part’ Teacher Notes
  • A Top Banana Prize Medal

In-school play

From January, up to 32 participating pupils in your school can start to play BANANAGRAMS, in groups of four. It is up to you when your pupils when they play; at an after-school club, breakfast club, during lesson time or at lunch… whenever suits your school over the course of the six-eight week Challenge period.

The winners of each group then play each other, two players at a time, in straightforward elimination rounds. This continues until your school has one outright winner – your Top Banana!

Register your Top Banana

Once you have found your school’s Top Banana, we’ll ask you submit their name and photo to us, along with a short paragraph telling us why your school enjoyed Going Wild With Words during the Banangrams School Challenge! In April we will choose the top 3 submissions and make them available for public vote on social media. When the voting closes at the end of April, the school with the most votes will win £1,000! There will be additional prizes for schools with the longest word, the most number of pupils playing and the best-decorated classroom!

Join in the fun for the 2018 Challenge and register your school for free now