130 Best "Would You Rather" Questions for Kids and the Whole Family

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Would You Rather Questions for Kids and Family

This article is a list of "would you rather questions" that the whole family can enjoy. Some are hard, some are funny, and they are all "clean" and appropriate questions.  Would You Rather? is a great game for so many reasons. By asking each other weird and unusual questions, we learn more about our friends and family's weird preferences. Other cleverly designed questions can intentionally bring out unknown preferences. In some would you rather games, the questions and answers are all hypothetical scenarios. However, in other games, the answers might be next year's vacation options that are cleverly disguised as an either/or scenario. Or maybe, after the 10th random "would you rather question," you ask if they'd rather have the new Nintendo or Xbox. That's the great thing about would you rather from a parent's perspective.

No matter what, would you rather is an excellent way to pass the time on long road trips or when you have 10 minutes to kill. They are perfect for big gatherings and children's parties. For teachers, they can be perfect fillers. Or, just a great way to have fun passing the time.

Would you rather questions for kids

  • Would you rather play a video game or play a board game?
  • Would you rather play outside or play a video game?
  • Would you rather eat a hot dog with a hamburger bun or eat a hamburger with a hot dog bun?
  • Would you rather never have to brush your teeth again or never have to take a bath/shower again?
  • Would you rather walk through the rain to see a beautiful rainbow or stay dry but completely miss seeing it?
  • Would you rather eat tacos or pizza?
  • Would you rather be super famous or a genius?
  • Would you rather try to swim in a pool of chocolate pudding, or a pool of caramel?
  • Would you rather play inside all day or play outside all day?
  • Would you rather live (permanently) in a roller coaster park or in a zoo? In both cases, you can do all the activities for free.
  • Would you rather be a voice actor in an animated movie of your choice or act in a random movie?
  • Would you rather sleep in as late as you want or be able to stay up as late as you like?

Questions about careers

  • Would you rather be a doctor or a nurse?
  • Would you rather be a surgeon or a dentist?
  • Would you rather be a painter as talented as Michelangelo or a mathematician as brilliant as Isaac Newton?
  • When you grow up, would you rather be a private detective or firefighter?
  • Would you rather cook the food (be a chef) in the back of the kitchen or serve the food (be the waitress/waiter) and interact with the customers? Imagining the pay is the same for both.
  • Would you rather get paid almost nothing but love your job or get paid more than you need and dislike your coworkers?
  • Would you rather be a career politician or join your choice division of the military (army, navy, air force, special forces, etc.)?
  • Would you rather be the boss or the employee?

Questions involving animals

  • Would you rather have a pig nose or a monkey face?
  • Would you rather have a horse’s tail or a unicorn horn?
  • Would you rather handle a poisonous (but not deadly) snake or kiss a jellyfish?
  • Would you rather have a dog or a cat?
  • Would you rather have a rabbit or a gerbil?
  • Would you rather be a narwhal or a dolphin?
  • Would you rather be a rabbit or a fox?
  • Would you rather raise chickens for their eggs or cows for their milk?
  • Would you rather have a pet dinosaur or unicorn?

Good would you rather questions

Batman Chin Scratching

  • Would you rather live on a houseboat or in a log cabin in the forest/mountains?
  • Would you rather have the ability to read people’s minds or the super power to see into the future?
  • Would you rather be hot at night without a blanket or cold even though you are bundled up in covers?
  • Would you rather go to your 25th reunion and nobody recognizes you or have everybody comment on how old you look?
  • Would you rather live your entire life in a submarine in the Mariana Trench or in a space capsule in orbit?
  • Would you rather win $1 MILLION today or receive $10 MILLION dollars 10 years from now?
  • Would you rather have $1 MILLION today or receive $5,000 in cash every week for the rest of your life?
  • Would you rather have your body instantly age ten years or your face instantly age ten years?
  • You have exclusive access to a time machine. Would you rather go 100 years back in the past or fast forward 100 years to the future?
  • Would you rather live outside in a tent or live inside and never be able to leave the house?
  • Would you rather live underwater or in outer space?
  • Pick a super power: would you rather be able to fly or be invisible (not transparent)?
  • Would you rather win a Nobel Prize of your choosing or have $5 million dollars deposited in your bank account?
  • Would you rather be homeless for a year with nowhere to go or spend a year in prison?
  • Would you rather get rid of your worst fear or

Clean would you rather questions

  • Would you rather have multiple "save points" (like a video game) during your life that you could use for "restarting" or after you die be able to start your life over with all the knowledge/skills you acquired before dying?
  • Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?
  • Would you rather volunteer at a soup kitchen or for Habitat for Humanity?
  • Would you rather be itchy for the rest of your life, or sticky?
  • Would you rather meet your #1 favorite movie star/celebrity/singer/performer or the President of the United States?
  • Would you rather have a paralyzing fear of heights or be deathly scared of the water?
  • Would you rather be an incredibly talented guitarist or singer?
  • Would you rather be able to rewind time for an allotted 60 minutes per day, or freeze time for 60 minutes a day?
  • Would you rather always lose all of your keys or lose your wallet/purse?
  • Would you rather have everyone forget about your birthday or you forget about everyone else's birthday?
  • Would you rather wash the laundry or clean the dishes? Both for equal amounts of time.
  • Would you rather wash dirty clothes or fold all of the clean clothes?
  • Would you rather have a silly catch phrase or have to hum a silly jingle?
  • Would you rather own (and know how to pilot/control/navigate) a space shuttle or a submarine?
  • Would you rather discover dinosaur fossils or a meteorite in your back yard?
  • Would you rather win $50,000 or let your best friend win $500,000?

About travel

  • Would you rather take a trip down the Amazon River or walk the Great Wall of China?
  • Would you rather be able to safely visit the Sun or Pluto?
  • Would you rather travel somewhere cold or hot?
  • Would you rather visit Costa Rica or Italy?
  • Would you rather go skiing in the winter or to the beach in the summer?

Funny would you rather questions

  • Would you rather have never-ending hiccups for the rest of your life, or always feel like you need to sneeze, but not be able to?
  • Would you rather look like a potato, or feel like a potato?
  • Without being able to give an explanation for why would you rather wear an eyepatch and say "ARG" (instead of "Yes") for a year or wear a superhero cape and say "Up, up, and away" (every time you leave a location) for a year?
  • If you were in the circus, would you rather be the person who sticks their head inside the lion's and tiger's mouths or the daredevil who is launched out of the cannon?
  • Would you rather always talk in rhymes or sing instead of speak?
  • Would you rather have hands instead of feet or feet instead of hands?
  • Would you rather have your grandmother’s hairstyle or first name?
  • Would you rather wear goofy clown makeup every day for a year or wear a bright pink tutu every day for a year?
  • Would you rather be a few inches tall or over nine feet tall?

Hard would you rather questions

Sponge Bob Would You Rather Question Thinking

  • Would you rather be the smartest person in the world or the stupidest person in the world? In both scenarios, you have the same level of intelligence you have now.
  • Would you rather have no short term memory at all or no long-term memories?
  • Would you rather be famous when you are alive and forgotten when you die or unknown when you are alive but famous after you die?
  • Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind, or never be able to speak again? Yes, everything means everything, and not speaking means no mumbling or grunting.
  • Would you rather give up all of your money, possessions, and valuables or lose every picture you have ever taken and never be able to take another photo again? No, friends can't take photos of you and give them to you.
  • Would you rather only listen to your least favorite band, or have to read the entire 50+ page iTunes Terms of Service agreement before listening to a song? (No, you can't just skim it.)
  • Would you rather live as royalty without any friends and family or be homeless forever with friends?
  • Would you rather forget who you are or not know who everyone else is?
  • Would you rather know when you are going to die, or how you are going to die? You must pick one, "not knowing" isn't an option.
  • Would you rather take the risk of sitting next to a sleeping lion for 10 minutes or run across the back of a hungry crocodile?
  • Would you rather tell a lie to the person you respect the most or be lied to by someone you respect?
  • Would you rather own your own boat or rent a private island for one month each year?
  • Would you rather have no internet or no heating and AC?
  • For one month, would you rather be a vegan or only be able to eat meat and dairy? Two extremes here.
  • Would you rather have to shout everything you need to say or whisper everything?
  • Would you rather live in a house without power or in a house without tap water?
  • If you are stranded on a deserted island, would you rather be stranded with someone you really don't like or on the island completely isolated?
  • Would you rather never be able to express yourself accurately or always have to say the exact truth?
  • Would you rather never play a sport or game or lose every time you play?
  • Would you rather go to jail for 2 years for something you did not do or get away with something horrible you did but always live in fear of being caught?
  • Would you rather lose your sense of taste or your sense of smell?

Interesting would you rather questions

  • Would you rather be able to copy and paste in real life, or undo in real life? (Just like the computer commands.)
  • Would you rather have a completely random super power or a million dollars? The super power has an equal chance of being pretty lame as it does being incredibly awesome.
  • Would you rather be unable to ask questions or completely unable to answer any form of question?
  • Would you rather give up all internet access for a month or stop using your phone for a month? You aren't allowed to use your phone's 3G/4G/LTE internet if you give up the internet.
  • Would you rather have a "get out of jail free card" that can get you out of any bad scenario (including literal jail) or a key that has the ability to open any door one time?
  • Would you rather the stars be absent from the night sky or live with perpetual clouds during the daytime?
  • Would you rather discover a new island or a new planet?
  • Would you rather have a third eye or a third ear?
  • Would you rather lose your non-dominant hand or one of your feet?
  • Would you rather never get angry or never be jealous?
  • Would you rather face all of your fears or completely forget about them all?
  • Would you rather have free Wi-Fi wherever you go or be able to drink unlimited free coffee at any coffee shop?

Weird would you rather questions

  • Would you rather be able to eat as much as you want and never be overweight or only need to sleep three hours at night?
  • Would you rather be in solitary confinement for 5 years or constantly in the presence of someone else for 5 years?
  • Would you rather lose the ability to read or write?
  • Would you rather be forced to high-five everyone instead of shaking hands or be compelled to salute everyone wearing a purple shirt?
  • Would you rather be able to lift 100lbs with your mind (telekinetically) or lift up to 10,000lbs with your muscles?

Crazy would you rather questions

  • Would you rather have a dollar every time someone thinks of you or know exactly how a person is thinking of you?
  • Assuming that you are telekinetic, would you rather be able to push objects away from yourself, or pull objects toward yourself? In both cases, you can only do one or the other.
  • Would you rather have to scream everything you want to say at as loud as you can, or put 100% physical effort into every movement single you make?
  • Would you rather keep your current sleep schedule or hibernate for 3 months and have 9 months of 24/7 alertness without being tired?

Silly would you rather questions

  • Would you rather take incredibly good selfies (but all of your regular photos are horrible) or be able to take awe-inspiring photographs of anything but yourself?
  • Would you rather be as tall as you are wide or as wide as you are tall?
  • Would you rather be extremely muscular in your lower body and a totally normal upper body, or have an incredibly muscular upper body but have skinny legs?
  • Would you rather have a 3rd eye or a 3rd ear?
  • Would you rather be a sentient strawberry with the mind you have now but all the physical limitations of a strawberry or just become a regular strawberry with 'normal' strawberry thoughts?
  • Would you rather listen to Nyan cat for an entire day or listen to Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up on repeat for 24 hours.
  • Would you rather dance every time you hear music or sing along to every song you hear?

Gross would you rather questions

  • Would you rather not be allowed to wash your hands for a month or your hair for a month?
  • Would you rather have to use a public toilet that is extremely dirty and dark or one that has a snake in it?
  • Would you rather risk going to the bathroom in an extremely gross/dirty public toilet in the dark or use a bathroom that has a sewer rat somewhere in it? (Maybe it's in the toilet... maybe it's in the ceiling...)
  • Would you rather have a permanently clogged nose or a piece of green food always stuck in your teeth?
  • Would you rather eat a mouthful of dish detergent or drink a full glass of water with a tablespoon of the soap mixed in?
  • Being completely barefoot, would you rather walk through a public bathroom or in poison ivy?
  • Would you rather share a toothbrush with your dog or a scrub brush with an outdoor pig?

Would you rather questions list

If any of these questions are "too easy," there is a very simple trick to turn that boring question something interesting. Ask what would have to change about one of the options in order for him/her to change their mind. For instance, consider this question: Would you rather get $1 every time someone thought something about you, or know exactly what they were thinking. If this is an easy question for somebody, "Obviously I would want to know what they are thinking," then ask them, "What about $5?" And so on.

Stay tuned, we're working on two new lists: hilarious WYRQs and educational WYRQs.

Our favorite hard copy game

Sometimes it's just more fun to have a physical copy of a game. This is our favorite would you rather card game!

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17 Responses to “130 Best "Would You Rather" Questions for Kids and the Whole Family”

  1. Lesley says:

    Thanks for sharing- these are great questions! I do a lot of work with children at camps etc and these would be great icebreakers. I'm pinning your post to refer back to! Visiting from LMM.

  2. Latonya says:

    We've never played would your rather so these questions are a great starting point! Thanks.

  3. Oh these are awesome! Thanks so much for linking up at #familyfriday we appreciate it! We hope you come back next week.

  4. Swapna says:

    Did you think of all these? Wow! Excellent questions, makes you think!

    "Would you rather be the smartest person in the world or the stupidest person in the world? In both scenarios, you have the same level of intelligence you have now": Haha!

    Do share at #practicalmondays too, would love to see you there

  5. Brandi Raae says:

    These are great - thanks for sharing at Literacy Musing Mondays!

  6. Liz Perkins says:

    These are SO GOOD! Thank you so much for tweeting this out!

  7. Brandi Raae says:

    Choosing this as my favorite for the Literacy Musing Mondays link-up!

  8. Dawn says:

    What a great list. My kids love to play this game.
    Blessings, Dawn

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  11. Baroda S. says:

    Absolutely wonderful list! Our family loves playing this game on long car rides and vacations. When we visit national parks on road trips, I always make up these questions. Awesome to have a family friendly list I can Pin and come back to!

  12. Bee says:

    This is just what we were looking for! Family friendly would u rathers! Its hard to find a good list of rathers for kids. I'm always making these up off the top of my head, and my kids start to get annoyed/bored after a while because the same stuff keeps resurfacing. For any doubters... try and come up with 100 rathers and you'll find out just how hard it is to be creative!

  13. LydiaF says:

    Great list of questions. We like to play this sort of game in the car. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

  14. Kristina Hubbard says:

    What an incredible list, and some nice tips for playing the game! For kids, this is probably my top pick for road trips! Will be pinning this for later use

  15. Melody Combs says:

    Nothing beats this list for clean would you rather questions!

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