Note from the Vocabulary is Fun site designer about Hig Pig:
“My family provided me with a spectacular education which helped me get through school and more importantly, equipped me with many skills for life. I love it when I feel that I’m doing the same for my kids. Continued…
I fondly remember playing a word game called ‘Hig Pig’ as a child, which I now realize was educational. We played this game regularly during car rides and sometimes at the dinner table. I’m pleased to say that my kids now play it and enjoy it.
For those of you who don’t know what a Hig Pig is, it’s a word game that asks you to solve a riddle. The answers are two rhyming one-syllable words.
There’s no order or score keeping and it’s easy to play:
Simply announce your hig pig clues to the other players as quickly as you can make them up. When someone guesses an answer, they shout it out. For example: “What is a hig pig for an overweight feline? Answer: a fat cat.”
There are also higgy piggies where the answers are two words, each with two syllables. For example: “What do you call a crab-like creature involved in organized crime? A mobster lobster!” (My daughter made that one up!)
There is enormous joy and satisfaction when someone dreams up a good one. And it’s particularly fun when someone can figure one out. Now that I’m involved in education, I understand how important these games were to building the language skills that I carry with me today.
With my family’s help, I’ve put up an online hig game for everyone to try. Take a look and let your kids try it. And next time you’re in the car looking for a reason for your kids to NOT put those headsets on, be sure to give this game a try.”
If you like Hig Pigs, give Higgy Piggies a try!