The Bananagrams ‘things that are yellow’ challenge

A few weeks ago I was asked to take part in a Bananagrams Blogger Battle. Sounds a bit ominous doesn’t it? I pictured bloggers in ‘Total Wipeout’ style protective costumes, with padded hats and shin guards, whacking each other with bunches of bananas and shrieking like monkeys.

Turns out it was letting my imagination run away with me a little.

Bananagrams is actually a game, with lettered tiles like scrabble, in a bag shaped like a banana. I was intrigued.

The game itself is fairly simple, and I won’t bore you with the rules – you’ll have to enter my competition to win one and find out for yourself. The challenge though has been slightly different every week, and this week we had to create a Bananagram of ‘things that are yellow’.

It’s actually harder than it sounds. Once you’ve done ‘banana’ and ‘sweetcorn’ you get a bit stuck. I tried looking around my desk for inspiration, but didn’t have enough room or letters for  ‘lidofayellowhighlighterpen’.

This is what we managed to come up with:

bananagrams review

We were particularly pleased with Big Bird and yolk.

If this post has given you a burning desire to create your own Bananagram, then you’re in luck, as I have a copy of the game to give away. To be in with a chance to win, just leave a comment, and name something yellow that isn’t included in my picture. I’ll give you until Friday 9th December and then I’ll pick my favourite word.



  1. 5 December, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    Duckling. Cute little yellow duckling. Or a yellow chick.

  2. 5 December, 2011 / 5:45 pm

    Pus from a spot!! A big fat one! Sorry, all I could think of x x

  3. Chako
    5 December, 2011 / 6:26 pm

    Giraffe? Okay maybe not exactly yellow… but sort of yellowish!
    How about Pudsey from Children in Need?

  4. redrosemummy
    5 December, 2011 / 6:27 pm


  5. 5 December, 2011 / 7:59 pm

    saharansand – my first thought was rubber duck, but I can see that’s taken – great mums think alike :)

  6. Jayne Watts
    5 December, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    Fireman Sam’s Helmet (on his head!)

  7. @OnlyMeAt30
    6 December, 2011 / 7:15 am

    How about limoncello (love this liqueur) or Chardonnay or nope I can’t think of any more…

  8. JR
    6 December, 2011 / 7:29 am

    I say the AA, pudsey or how about the yellow pages?

  9. 6 December, 2011 / 6:31 pm

    As a total Scrabble fanatic this has well and truly got me going! I will say my yellow thing is ‘sun’ or ‘pus’ (inside a boil) sorry to bring down the tone

  10. Dave Wager
    6 December, 2011 / 10:20 pm

    Nick Clegg

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