Would You Rather Questions for Kids

Would You Rather Questions for Kids

Would You Rather is a great game to play if you want to teach kids about decision-making and help encourage creative thinking. Asking kids to choose between two different options that are either equally good or bad reinforces the idea that you can’t have everything. Weighing your options isn’t always easy, but it is necessary. You have more fun and less stress by making a game of it. It gives kids a chance to consider the ramifications of their actions and choices while also getting a chance to be silly and ask fun, weird questions. Best of all, you don’t need anything to play with except your brain and at least one other person.

You can also find a free printable Would You Rather Questions for Kids PDF below.

How Does ‘Would You Rather’ Work?

Players take turns answering questions with only two possible options. The fun twist is that the choices should always be equally tempting or repulsive. For example, ‘would you rather drink chocolate milk or lemonade?’ or ‘would you rather have to eat anchovy pizza or broccoli for a whole week?’ Depending on the age of the kids playing, you can add more detail and challenge to the questions. Young children need basic concepts like ‘candy or cookies,’ but older children and teens can grasp more complex choices like ‘would you rather save someone you love from a burning building but break a leg, or save an endangered animal and lose a finger?’

Fun Would You Rather Questions for Kids

  • Would you rather live in an igloo in the north pole or a treehouse in the jungle?
  • Would you rather go to an amusement park or a waterpark?
  • Would you rather be a mad scientist or a superhero?
  • Would you rather visit a zoo or a circus?
  • Would you rather go to a movie theater or a video game arcade?
  • Would you rather be able to swim anytime with no sunburn or play in the snow every day without ever getting cold?
  • Would you rather have all the candy you want today or have one piece of candy every day for the rest of your life?
  • Would you rather it was your birthday everyday or Christmas?
  • Would you rather win at every sport or every video game?
  • Would you rather be able to walk on clouds or lava safely?

Funny Would You Rather Questions for Kids

  • Would you rather eat a worm or a fly?
  • Would you rather have eight arms like an octopus or no arms like a snake?
  • Would you rather eat a dog biscuit or a bite of wet cat food?
  • Would you rather wear a clown or dinosaur costume for a year?
  • Would you rather get spit on by a camel or pooped on by a bird?
  • Would you rather clean toilets or pick up the trash by the side of the road for an hour every day?
  • Would you rather replace all the cars in the world with riding elephants or camels?
  • Would you rather the ground was made of trampolines or every staircase on earth had a slide next to it?
  • Would you rather live at a theme park (Disney, Knotts, Dollywood, etc.) or travel with the circus?

Silly Would You Rather Questions for Kids

  • Would you rather be able to blow bubble gum into any shape or have gum that never ran out of flavor?
  • Would you rather meet a living dinosaur or see a real dragon?
  • Would you rather live in a castle or on an alien planet?
  • Would you rather accidentally throw your pencil every time you see a teacher or trip every time you see your friends?
  • Would you rather feel like you’re about to sneeze all the time or always have one numb finger?
  • Would you rather see a UFO or Bigfoot?
  • Would you rather be a platypus or a giraffe?


  • Would you rather learn to fly or be able to change your shape into anything?
  • Would you rather own a working robot assistant or a real magic wand?
  • Would you rather live a quiet life for a century or have a ton of fun and only live 25 years?
  • Would you rather always be happy or always have more money than you need?
  • Would you rather be able to read minds or walk through walls?
  • Would you rather find a dollar every day or find a bag full of money once?
  • Would you rather be able to get rid of all the pollution on earth or stop all the wars?
  • Would you rather speak every human language or be able to talk to animals?
  • Would you rather be the smartest person or the luckiest?
  • Would you rather marry someone really rich or really beautiful/handsome?
  • Would you rather discover a new life-saving medicine or a new pollution-free energy source?


  • Would you rather burp whenever you feel happy or fart every time you get angry?
  • Would you rather go skydiving or ride roller coasters all day?
  • Would you rather turn blue or green permanently?
  • Would you rather be the loudest person on earth or be able to hear things a thousand miles away?
  • Would you rather live in a space station or live underwater?
  • Would you rather have a head the size of a doll or feet the size of clown shoes?
  • Would you rather sleep twice as long every day or never sleep again?
  • Would you rather have purple eyes or purple hair?
  • Would you rather be able to see in perfect darkness or always land on your feet like a cat?


  • Would you rather eat mincemeat pie or figgy pudding?
  • Would you rather sing carols or sit by the fire?
  • Would you rather roast chestnuts or take a sleigh ride?
  • Would you rather meet a real elf or pet a flying reindeer?


  • Would you rather eat pizza or sushi?
  • Would you rather have everything taste too spicy or too salty?
  • Would you rather eat a new food every day with no repeats, or eat your favorite food for every meal for the rest of your life?
  • Would you rather give up chocolate or sugar?
  • Would you rather have your favorite food at home or food that’s only okay at a restaurant?
  • Would you rather smell like bacon or cinnamon all the time?
  • Would you rather have every meal look gross or smell gross?
  • Would you rather eat your least favorite food or eat a bug?
  • Would you rather eat a whole sour grapefruit for breakfast or a raw fish?
  • Would you rather never feel hungry or never feel thirsty?
  • Would you rather eat something that fell on the floor or something a stranger took a bite of?
  • Would you rather have your least favorite food once a day or never have your favorite food again?
  • Would you rather eat licorice after every meal or one habanero pepper daily?


  • Would you rather eat a booger or do a really stinky fart in front of your class?
  • Would you rather dissect a frog or help a neighbor shovel manure?
  • Would you rather chew another person’s used gum or gum you dropped on the floor?
  • Would you rather throw up or have diarrhea?
  • Would you rather kiss a public bathroom floor or an outdoor trashcan?
  • Would you rather have lemon juice in a cut or your eye?
  • Would you rather have a tooth pulled or get stitches?
  • Would you rather pick someone else’s nose or get sneezed on by a llama?


  • Would you rather be bitten by a vampire or a werewolf?
  • Would you rather watch scary movies or tell spooky stories around a campfire?
  • Would you rather let your parents choose your costume or have to pick it out with your eyes closed?
  • Would you rather walk home alone, after dark, through a graveyard or a creepy forest with spider webs?
  • Would you rather be cursed or haunted?


  • Would you rather be able to play any instrument you touch but only be okay at it or play your favorite instrument really well?
  • Would you rather be really ugly but have the best dance moves ever or always smell awful but have the best singing voice on earth?
  • Would you rather never own a phone or never own a computer?
  • Would you rather live without music or live without TV?
  • Would you rather have to say everything you think out loud or only be able to tell the exact truth?
  • Would you rather see the future or time travel?
  • Would you rather be able to make everyone happier or healthier?


  • Would you rather pick flowers or go puddle stomping?
  • Would you rather see baby deer or newly hatched birds?
  • Would you rather watch butterflies or fireflies?
  • Would you rather spot a leprechaun on St. Patricks Day or see the Easter Bunny?


  • Would you rather go to the beach or the pool?
  • Would you rather get sunburned on your face or your back?
  • Would you rather picnic or barbecue?
  • Would you rather throw water balloons or play with squirt guns?
  • Would you rather see a big firework display or set off a lot of smaller fireworks at home?


  • Would you rather have turkey or ham?
  • Would you rather watch football or play football?
  • Would you rather have gravy with giblets or eat a turkey neck?
  • Would you rather eat pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce?


  • Would you rather be a mantis shrimp that can see more colors than any creature on earth or be a catfish and taste more than any other animal can?
  • Would you rather visit the moon or the bottom of the Mariana Trench?
  • Would you rather be able to smell colors or see sounds?
  • Would you rather be a movie star or a famous athlete?
  • Would you rather be totally bald or covered in hair?
  • Would you rather be a racecar driver or a helicopter pilot?
  • Would you rather everything smells like popcorn or freshly cut grass?
  • Would you rather have to eat rocks to digest your food like a bird or have to inject it with venom and liquefy it like a spider?


  • Would you rather make snow angels or catch snowflakes on your tongue?
  • Would you rather have hot cocoa or spiced cider?
  • Would you rather read by the fire or go for a walk in the snow?
  • Would you rather snowboard or go ice skating?
  • Would you rather decorate for the holidays with family or bake cookies?

Would You Rather Questions for Students


  • Would you rather dance or sing?
  • Would you rather play sports outside or play a game inside?
  • Would you rather eat a small cookie every day or a piece of cake once a week?
  • Would you rather stomp in puddles or throw snowballs?
  • Would you rather be a doctor or a firefighter?
  • Would you rather have a party or go on a field trip every week?
  • Would you rather paint your whole house yellow or green?
  • Would you rather see fireworks or a rainbow?

Middle School

  • Would you rather feed all the starving people or save all the endangered animals?
  • Would you rather find a sunken pirate treasure or a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
  • Would you rather be stuck yelling all the time or whispering?
  • Would you rather have to sit in a room full of snakes or spiders?
  • Would you rather your parents could read your mind all the time, or you could read your parents’ minds 24/7?
  • Would you rather have only one best friend forever or five pretty good friends your whole life but no best friend?
  • Would you rather take a road trip with your least favorite teacher or be grounded for a week?


  • Would you rather take your parents everywhere you go or never leave the house?
  • Would you rather feel mildly queasy all the time or get dizzy once an hour?
  • Would you rather marry your worst enemy or never find love?
  • Would you rather be embarrassed in front of everyone you know or have people not notice you at all?
  • Would you rather have a breakout every Friday or get one big zit that lasts for days every Monday?
  • Would you rather get the car of your dreams for your birthday or never have homework again?
  • Would you rather lose your phone or your backpack?
  • Would you rather have popcorn and broccoli in your teeth all the time or have a bad hair day every day?

Would You Rather Questions for Kids Printable

Here is a free printable Would You Rather Questions for Kids PDF.

Woudl you rather questions for kids PDF


Guidelines for Better Play

Would You Rather has no physical risks like more active games, and you don’t need supplies or equipment. When you’re on a long trip, waiting in line, or at other times when you don’t necessarily have anything important to do, but you’re going to be together for a while, playing a few rounds of ‘Would You Rather’ is an excellent way to pass the time. Here are a few quick tips to make the game more enjoyable.

  • Always keep it lighthearted and fun.
  • Don’t ask questions you know might upset someone.
  • Keep the questions challenging.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask something wild, goofy, or downright weird.
  • Try to choose two options that are as equal as possible.

Would You Rather Variations

There are plenty of ways to modify ‘Would You Rather’ for different ages and groups. Below are three of our favorite easy variations for teachers, fairer play, and big groups.

Themed – With a little research, you can include informative tidbits (like the fact the mantis shrimp sees more colors than any animal and the catfish has the most taste buds). This is especially useful for educators who want to occupy students in an entertaining way while still passing on information. You can easily play a whole game that is themed around a recent lesson, like sea creatures or a period in history, or anything else the kids are learning.

Random Draw – In this version, you write a bunch of questions in advance and print them up. You cut each question out and fold them, then put all the questions in a container. Players draw a random question from the container and answer it.

Group- If you have a large group of kids playing them, organizing them into small teams can make it easier for everyone to feel included. This variant is especially useful for older kids or when you may not have enough time to ask everyone a different question. Have the kids team up with 2-4 other players, and each group answers the questions together. Doing this promotes teamwork and casual debate skills.

Final Thoughts

Children have wonderful, creative minds that are capable of so much. Games like ‘Would You Rather’ are a fantastic way to have fun with kids while promoting imagination and problem-solving skills. You can come up with all the questions yourself or have each player ask a question of their own. The simplicity and adaptability of this game make it a time-honored classic. Since you can make ‘Would You Rather’ as difficult or easy, silly or serious as you like, tailoring the questions to the age group you are working with is no problem. Most importantly, this is the ideal game to play if you want everyone to have fun but you don’t want to break the bank or worry about cleanup later.

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