30 “Would You Rather” Questions for Kids

How else will you know if they prefer flying cars to unicorns?

by Lilian Ogbuefi
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close up shot of a kid looking up as he ponders the answer to a would you rather question

It’s easy to run out of activities for kids that keep them both engaged and entertained IRL. Sure, scavenger hunts and funny jokes keep them on their toes, but it’s only a matter of time until the seductive pull of screen time gets the better of them. The next time you’re tasked with entertaining the kids, you can dust off the wonderfully bad dad jokes that they already know by heart — or you can try something different. These “would you rather” questions for kids aren’t just delightful and amusing — they encourage critical thinking and communication skills. Would you rather have your kids drift away when you speak or leap in excitement at the prospect of being intellectually challenged? Trick question. Don’t answer that.

30 “Would You Rather” Questions for Kids

  1. Would you rather only be able to walk on all fours or only be able to walk sideways like a crab?
  2. Would you rather have 3 arms or have only 1 leg?
  3. Would you rather have super speed or super strength?
  4. Would you rather be a superhero or a magic wizard?
  5. Would you rather have a snowball fight or a water balloon fight?
  6. Would you rather live in a treehouse or an igloo?
  7. Would you rather never have homework again or be paid to do your homework?
  8. Would you rather ride a flying car or ride a unicorn?
  9. Would you rather be incredibly funny or incredibly smart?
  10. Would you rather have 20 siblings or be an only child?
  11. Would you rather become five years older or two years younger?
  12. Would you rather brush your teeth with soap or drink sour milk?
  13. Would you play with your friends in the park or play a video game?
  14. Would you rather be able to create a new holiday or create a new sport?
  15. Would you rather be the author of a popular book or a musician in a band who released a popular album?
  16. Would you rather instantly become a grown-up or stay the age you are now for another two years?
  17. Would you rather be 10 feet tall or only one inch tall?
  18. Would you rather every holiday be Christmas or every holiday be Halloween?
  19. Would you rather be given $5 every day for the rest of your life or be given $$5,000 only once?
  20. Would you rather have all the food you ever wanted or have all the toys you ever wanted?
  21. Would you rather lick a dirty trash can or the bathroom floor?
  22. Would you rather drink sour milk or eat rotten eggs?
  23. Would you rather be the best player on a team that always loses or the worst player on a team that always wins?
  24. Would you rather be given $1000 or have the charity of your choice be given $10000
  25. Would you rather understand all the world’s languages or have the ability to speak with animals?
  26. Would you rather be trapped in a room with a friendly tiger or 10 bumblebees?
  27. Would you rather it be Christmas or Halloween?
  28. Would you rather eat wet cat food or dog treats after breakfast lunch and dinner?
  29. Would you rather sit or stand for the rest of your life (if you could only choose one)?
  30. Would you rather discover the cure of a disease or discover a new planet?

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