“Would You Rather” Questions for Kids

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Whew – that weekend went fast! I can’t believe it’s Monday already… I had THREE birthday parties on Saturday. Two were for my weekend gig and one was for my very best friend in the whole world, Laura. (she comments on every post – how awesome is that?) She had a cookie decorating party because she loves to decorate cookies. I’ll post some pics soon.

One of the weekend gig parties was a pop star karaoke party for a 9 year old girl! It’s a lot of fun singing karaoke and teaching the girls my dance to “Nobody’s Perfect” by Miley Cyrus. I also painted faces (with glitter!), did the limbo, played freeze dance and played “WOULD YOU RATHER” with the kids. Oh, and I got a $40 tip… so, that was awesome.  

My problem with “WOULD YOU RATHER” used to be that I could only think of questions that were totally inappropriate for kids (“Would you rather have small boobs or big boobs?” or “would you rather freeze to death or be lit on fire?”), so I compiled a list of questions for kids and it’s one of my most favorite games to play at these parties.

Here is my list of go-to WOULD YOU RATHER questions for kids (along with some notes):

  • Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?*
  • Would you rather be a giant hamster or a tiny rhino?**
  • Would you rather be rich and ugly, or Poor and good looking?***
  • Would you rather only eat your favorite food for the rest of your life, or never eat it again?
  • Would you rather be a great big giant, or a little tiny person that can fit in my hand?
  • Would you rather be hairy all over or completely bald?
  • Would you rather be stranded on an island alone or with someone you hate?
  • Would you rather have a beautiful house and ugly car or an ugly house and beautiful car?
  • Would you rather have a freakishly huge smile or a freakishly small nose?
  • Would you rather forget who you were or who everyone else was?
  • Would you rather get even or get over it?
  • Would you rather give bad advice or take bad advice?
  • Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind or never speak again?
  • Would you rather always lose or never play?

 *I like to start with this one because I can ask critical-thinking follow-up questions that really get them thinking: (Whispering) What if there was an emergency and you could only talk like this (whisper “help, help”)? (Yelling) WHAT IF YOU WANTED TO TELL A SECRET BUT YOU COULD ONLY TALK LIKE THIS?
**If they want to know exact sizes, I say the hamster is as big as a rhino and the rhino is as small as a hamster.
***Instead of rich/poor you can say smart/stupid. Some parents don’t like using the word “stupid” though.


 I’d rather be a tiny rhino. No question! I think people would be waaay freaked out by a giant hamster. But a tiny rhino is cute… right?

Original source for many of the questions is here.

20 thoughts on ““Would You Rather” Questions for Kids

  1. TOTALLY tiny rhino! Giant hamsters remind me of that terrifying giant bunny horror movie they always show on Easter. And hamsters are kind of scary as they are! Those teeth?! Yucko!

  2. My kids would love a giant hamster! A hamster the size of a rhino would definitely be easier to find….

  3. Definitely a tiny rhino. I’d shed too much fur as a giant hampster. Plus the teeth would be way scarey for the kids. My kids would love to carry me around and show to their friends. The near-sighted thing might be a bit of a bummer.

  4. I forgot to add – GREAT questions!! I can’t wait to ask my kids and hear their answers.

  5. I’d rather be a tiny rhino … easier to hide and my tough skin would protect me a little bit from getting stepped on or eaten … and somebody might love me enough to take care of me!

  6. Giant Hamster! I LOVE big furry animals and what is bigger or furrier than I giant hamster. Wouldn’t everone want to cuddle up to me to keep warm on cold nights? Rhino’s have NO fur and that just woudn’t do for me, I have that problem as a human living in WA state. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr. On a side note – what happened to Dakota’s arm? That is Dakota right?

    I love the questions. They made me think and I can see a single question could be a topic for an entire hour if you wanted it to be. Good job Jeannie!

  7. hmmm… rhinos are slow but powerful, hamsters are fast but kind of stupid. but more importantly, if I were small I could hide easier and I’d be cuter so someone would be more apt to take care of me. Therefore, small rhino wins… however, if I had my choice of any animal, hands down I would be an elephant ;P

  8. that’s an old pic of the girls – the cast is from when Dakota fell off the top bunk at grandma’s house. poor girl – right before her birthday!

  9. i just love your questions my daughters are now going to love the party even though it is a lame birthday those questions will pimp it up a lot. THANK YOU SO MUCH! i just love your website and your ideas.

  10. thanks :) that was fun
    P.S im not the laura you talk about! Sorry if you thought i was copying!

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