Dingbats are visual word puzzles from which a well known phrase or saying has to be identified. They are derived from the board game that was devised by Paul Sellars. Although similar in concept to the puzzles that were used in TV’s “Catchphrase”, dingbats generally rely on text rather than pictures, the picture style being more correctly known as a “REBUS”. The principle is however just the same, or as Roy Walker would have said, “Just Say What You See!!!”

Here are a couple of downloadable example sheets: –

Thanks to the overwhelming interest in this section here are another two sheets to download.

Here’s the latest sheets, I hope you enjoy them.

I’ve come up with some Christmas ones, give these a try!

Here are some new ones with a WEDDING theme, let me know how you get on!!

As this year (2012) is the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, I thought some Royal Dingbats would go down well.

I recently had a request for some prison related dingbats for a charity event. I realise that these may have a limited appeal but give them a go anyway.

With the Olympic games approaching these Olympic Dingbats may come in handy.

These were compiled for a military wedding and therefore all have a “military” theme.

Here are the latest ones based on phrases you might hear in schools, give them a try.

If you have any ideas for other DINGBATS, please let me know via the CONTACT ME section.


  1. John says:

    Love your work! Do you have dingbats with a nautical or maritime theme?

  2. Lila Lindberg says:

    I use these at the Senior Citizen Center,they ask for more. Thanks,this is a great activity for them. How about some holiday valentine, Christmas, etc)

  3. Joan says:

    What is *****





  4. k says:

    Anyone know the answer to this one:


  5. Romneys says:

    Love the dingbats have you any new ones my quizzers love them Thank you E. Ashton

  6. Claire says:

    Thank you Ken! I needed a festive table round for our pub quiz but left it to the last minute (as usual…). You saved me heaps of time! x

  7. Eric Ashton says:

    We at our local love your quizes and dingbats would it be possible to put some more dingbats on as we have used all the ones here. Thank you

    We appreciate all the work you do thanks again.

  8. gerard winstanley says:

    what is these Dingbat


  9. Les Close says:

    Can you put some new ones in the gallery, I’ve used all the one you have in all sections. Many thanks.

  10. jess says:

    hi, could you make fairytale themed dingbats?

  11. chrissy says:

    i do not appreciate how hard tese quizes were ive been sitting on the toilet for 3 days now trying to fiqure these out…

  12. steve burke says:

    I have compiled a collection of over 1,000 dingbats, and was wondering if there was an avenue for publishing

  13. jaz says:

    this is a great site !!

  14. Stephen byrne says:

    can u please tell me the answer to this dingbat question s laughter

  15. Maureen Baker says:

    I have only just found this site – all I can say, is thank you so much Ken for all youor brilliant ideas and suggestions. Not to mention the invaluable picture quizzes.

  16. Elizabeth says:

    love the dingbats and quizzes thank you use them when we have something at our sanctuary

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