Cowboy Say What?

Cowboy Say What?

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Ready for a hog killin' time? Students try to be the first to interpret these Cowboy phrases. Includes versions for in-person and online.


Ready for a hog killin' time? This game will get all your varmints talkin'. Can Gen Z understand Cowboy slang? This trivia game with ten questions and one tiebreaker presents various expressions and words from the Old West, with points going to the person who can explain the meaning first! Added bonus? The joy of bringing back ancient slang and making it hip again!

Includes version for in-person and online with Zoom.

This Resource Includes:

  • Sidekick 'Presenter' game file
  • Complete PowerPoint game file
  • Individual (10 Q&A + instructions + tiebreaker) game slides for Zoom (jpeg files)
  • Title slide (jpeg file)

Note from Author

About this Product
I get such a kick out of hearing what kids come up with to try and guess the meanings of these old phrases! I like to involve the whole room, let anyone guess, and the first one who gets it right gets a point!
Matthew McNutt

Matthew McNutt

Matthew and Heather have been in full time youth ministry for over twenty years. He is also a speaker, author, and ministry coach. They have four sons ranging from 15 to 22 years old, which means the majority of their time is spent buying food and replacing broken furniture. You can find all of Matthew's DYM resources here: