40 Free and Fun "Would You Rather" Questions for Kids - Elementary Education

40 Free and Fun “Would You Rather” Questions for Kids

Would you rather have 100 friends or 100 dollars?

That’s the $100 question. For me, it’s 100 dollars because 100 friends is a lot of maintenance. I’m all about quality over quantity. But I’m asking because this is the type of question posed to my students every Wednesday for our morning journal prompts. I’m not sure if it’s the 50/50 nature of the questions that make them so desirable, but it’s one of the reasons would you rather questions for kids really work in the elementary classroom.

This is also just one of the would you rather questions for kids that you can find in the list below. I found that it’s nice to have a go-to list of questions to ask students–even if you have a different morning routine and forgo the morning journals, these questions make great options all year round for classroom discussion.

Would you rather questions for kids can be used during morning meeting, as “when I’m done” activities and time-fillers, or when you need to calm your class after recess.

Here’s a list of 40 would you rather questions for kids:

  1. Would you rather be a fish or a bird?
  2. Would you rather stay inside or go outside on a rainy day?
  3. Would you rather have an alligator or a shark for a pet? Why?
  4. Would you rather have green hair or green feet?
  5. Would you rather be really hot or really cold?
  6. Would you rather have 100 dollars or 100 friends?
  7. Would you rather be really tall or really short?
  8. Would you rather eat only pizza or ice cream for every meal?
  9. Would you rather jump out of an airplane or swim with sharks?
  10. Would you rather jump in a pool of jelly or peanut butter?
  11. Would you rather be able to fly or have x-ray vision?
  12. Would you rather eat broccoli or spinach?
  13. Would you rather be a mail carrier or a vet?
  14. Would you rather be a teacher or a student?
  15. Would you rather always walk backward or always walk on your hands?
  16. Would you rather have lunch with the president or the principal?
  17. Would you rather go to lunch or recess?
  18. Would you rather do math or read?
  19. Would you rather stay inside or go outside on a rainy day?
  20. Would you rather be the principal for a day or get a day off?
  21. Would you rather live in space or underwater?
  22. Would you rather sleep for a year or stay awake for a year?
  23. Would you rather have 3 hands or 3 feet?
  24. Would you rather jump in a pile of leaves or snowballs?
  25. Would you rather have a robot or a magic wand?
  26. Would you rather watch a movie or read a book?
  27. Would you rather be the strongest or the smartest person in the world?
  28. Would you rather stay up late or wake up early?
  29. Would you rather live in the desert or in the jungle?
  30. Would you rather play a game or draw a picture?
  31. Would you rather eat a worm or an ant?
  32. Would you rather wear a winter coat or a bathing suit all year?
  33. Would you rather climb a tree or jump in a puddle?
  34. Would you rather be the only student in the class or have 100 classmates?
  35. Would you rather eat tacos or a sandwich?
  36. Would you rather have wings or a tail?
  37. Would you rather eat cake or ice cream?
  38. Would you rather play the guitar or the drums?
  39. Would you rather eat an apple or a banana?
  40. Would you rather go to the zoo or the aquarium?

You can actually download this whole printable list of would you rather questions for free here. I like to make things easy.

    But also: Would you believe me if I told you there’s an even easier way?

    There’s an easier way: I changed my teaching life when I was able to convert these questions (along with other prompts) into a year of morning journal prompts. It all happens on the whiteboard every morning, and it’s crazy to think starting my mornings used to be way harder than the click of a button.

    Because honestly, here’s a question for you: would you rather save these fun questions just for Back to school icebreakers or make them an every Wednesday type of thing?

    *But you can sit here. (If you know, you know.)

    Anyways. I know what my answer is. You can check out the full year of journal prompts here.

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