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101 Would You Rather Questions For Kids [CHILD FRIENDLY]

By
Kavin Wadhar
April 15, 2021

"Would you rather...?" questions for kids are a fun and easy way to get kids talking and thinking. We looked high and low to come up with these 101 good, funny and kid-friendly questions just for you. They are perfect for 6-12 year olds.

By asking kids a this or that style question it makes it easy to start up a conversation. For example, when you ask then "Would you rather be 5 years older or 5 years younger?" kids might say "Older". But then you can easily follow-up with "Why?" or "What would make you change your mind?" - this is what really gets a meaningful conversation going!

See our App to have all this and more in the palm of your hand, but in the meantime enjoy the list below.

Printable list of 101 would you rather questions for kids

About Family

1.  Would you rather have five brothers or five sisters?

2.  Would you rather be more like Mum or more like Dad?

3.  Would you rather be the eldest sibling or be the youngest sibling?

4.  Would you rather if our family was super noisy or super quiet?

5.  Would you rather have no children or 10 children when you grow-up?

6.  Would you rather meet your great grandfather or your great grandson?

About Animals

7.  Would you rather fly like a bird or swim like a fish?

8.  Would you rather live as a dog or as a cat?

9.  Would you rather be a giant mouse or a tiny elephant?

10.  Would you rather have a pet spider or a pet snake?

11.  Would you rather jump like a kangaroo or run like a cheetah?

12.  Would you rather be able to speak to animals or be able to listen to animals?

Superheroes

13.  Would you rather be super strong or be superfast?

14.  Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible?

15.  Would you rather be friends with Batman or friends with Robin?

16.  Would you rather be Clark Kent or Superman?

Fantasy and Creative

17.  Would you rather visit the future or the past?

18.  Would you rather own a magic flying carpet or be the magic flying carpet?

19.  Would you rather jump on a cloud or slide down a rainbow?

20.  Would you rather be five years older or five years younger?

21.  Would you rather be in a movie or be on youtube?

22.  Would you rather be super lucky or super smart?

23.  Would you rather never have to eat or never have to sleep?

24.  Would you rather be a human or a robot?

25.  Would you rather travel into space or see the bottom of the ocean?

26.  Would you rather have a magic wand or be able to teleport?

We have lots more imaginative thinking questions in this 101 list by the way.

At School

27.  Would you rather be your Maths teacher or your English teacher?

28.  Would you rather be the pupil or the teacher?

29.  Would you rather learn from home or learn from school?

30.  Would you rather be fluent in Spanish or fluent in French?

31.  Would you rather having coding skills or artistic skills?

32.  Would you rather have no homework or be paid to do homework?

33.  Would you rather go to a single-sex school or a mixed-sex school?

34.  Would you rather play the piano or the guitar?

35.  Would you rather have no homework ever or no exams ever?

36.  Would you rather be the smartest or the most popular in your class?

37.  Would you rather read a book or listen to a book?

38.  Would you rather be home-schooled or sent to a boarding-school?

The Home

39.  Would you rather live on the Moon or on Mars?

40.  Would you rather live on a deserted island or live in the desert?

41.  Would you rather live in a really hot country or a really cold country?

42.  Would you rather live in a house shaped like a circle or like a triangle?

43.  Would you rather live in a big noisy house or a quiet small flat?

44.  Would you rather live on a boat or live in the forest?

45.  Would you rather live next to a theme park or next to a candy store?

46.  Would you rather watch movies or TV shows?

47.  Would you rather tidy your room or wash the dishes?

✅ Quick check in! How are you finding these so far? ✅
One mum I spoke to was over the moon about how these types of questions got a reaction from her otherwise quite shy child. She found they were so good at coaxing out a response and, as long as she asked "Why is that?" then that was it! Like a snowball gathering momentum there was no stopping her child after that!
I love stories like this and is the reason I wrote this article and built the KidCoachApp -to help parents get their kids "talking, thinking and feeling!" Do check out the App if you would like some inspiration with this.
OK, check in over! Let's continue the list.✅

Growing-Up

48.  Would you rather be a doctor or a scientist?

49.  Would you rather be a coder or a youtuber?

50.  Would you rather be a policeman or a fireman?

51.  Would you rather do a job that pays well or a job that you love?

52.  Would you rather have a million followers on Instagram or on TikTok?

53.  Would you rather be a chef or own a restaurant?

54.  Would you rather be super famous or super rich?

Food

55.  Would you rather eat pizza all year or burgers all year?

56.  Would you rather eat fruit all the time or vegetables all the time?

57.  Would you rather be hungry for a day or stuffed for a week?

58.  Would you rather eat a cupcake or a slice of cake?

59.  Would you rather have pancakes for breakfast or pizza for dinner?

60.  Would you rather drink 5 glasses of water or 10 glasses of coke?

61.  Would you rather only be able to use a spoon or only a fork?

62.  Would you rather eat onions or eat garlic?

People

63.  Would you rather be rich among poor people, or poor among rich people?

64.  Would you rather win by yourself or lose in a team?

65.  Would you rather do a school project by yourself or with your friends?

66.  Would you rather have lots of good friends or a few great friends?

67.  Would you rather win $50,000 or let your best friend win $500,000?

68.  Would you rather have 1 million dollars in the bank or give 10 million dollars to charity?

Sports

69.  Would you rather play outdoors or indoors?

70.  Would you rather play physical games like football or mental games like chess?

71.  Would you rather compete alone or compete in a team?

72.  Would you rather playing sports you like or sports you are good at?

73.  Would you rather be the star in a good team or average in a great team?

74.  Would you rather protect a draw or risk a win?

75.  Would you rather pass the ball or would you rather score the goal?

76.  Would you rather play when it is really hot or when it is really cold?

Funny and Icky

77.  Would you rather brush your teeth with soup or with soap?

78.  Would you rather eat a cheese sandwich with ice cream inside, or an ice cream with cheese inside?

79.  Would you rather swim in jelly or swim in nutella?

80.  Would you rather eat a worm or eat a spider?

81.  Would you rather lick the bottom of your shoes or my shoes?

82.  Would you rather live without shampoo or without toothpaste?

83.  Would you rather eat a chilli or drink some hot sauce?

84.  Would you rather eat rotten eggs or drink sour milk?

Good and Silly

85. Would you rather walk on all fours or walk backwards?

86. Would you rather have hands for feet or feet for hands?

87. Would you rather have a long nose or big ears?

88. Would you rather have to high five everyone you see or hug everyone you see?

89. Would you rather have purple hair or green hair?

90. Would you rather have blue skin or red skin?

91. Would you rather always have to enter rooms backwards or always have to somersault out?

92. Would you rather have webbed feet or webbed hands?

93. Would you rather swim in custard or in jelly?

94. Would you rather have big muscles on your arms or on your legs?

Hard Ones

95.  Would you rather meet a famous movie star or a famous sports person?

96.  Would you rather be blind or be deaf?

97.  Would you rather $5 now or $10 next week?

98.  Would you rather get up early or stay up late?

99.  Would you rather be too hot or be too cold?

100. Would you rather not be able to speak or not be able to write?

101. Would you rather have a short rich life or a long poor life?

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Written by
Kavin Wadhar

Kavin Wadhar is a parent of 2 kids and founder of www.KidCoach.app: guided conversations for parents to get their kids talking, thinking and feeling. Kavin left his corporate role in education publishing to pursue his passion to help parents develop in their kids the skills they need to thrive in tomorrow’s world. Working with a team of parents and education experts, Kavin has built an App for parents with hundreds of questions like those in this article, and with additional guidance / prompts to take conversations deeper. Check it out!

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