Would You Rather Questions for Kids

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Can you be sure your kids are asking Would You Rather questions that are appropriate for them?

Would You Rather questions for kids are a minefield. If you don’t know all of the kids involved and you provide them with questions, you risk causing embarrassment and discomfort. But if you leave the kids to make up their own questions, you may end up with an overly gross, inappropriately rude, or dark and depressing game.

We’ve written Would You Rather questions for kids of all ages and split them into categories. That allows you to pick a set of questions that meet the needs of any group of children.


Funny Would You Rather Questions

Would You Rather is, at its core, a game anyone can play and enjoy. However, some kids take it to the dark side. To ensure things stay light and child-friendly, we’ve come up with a list of funny questions designed to induce giggles in kids of all ages.

  • Would you rather grow whiskers like a cat, or have to meow at the end of every sentence?
  • Would you rather sing Baby Shark every time you eat or do the Baby Shark dance every time you take a drink?
  • Would you rather spend a night with a giant spider in your room, and the light on, or lots of little spiders with the light off?
  • Would you rather turn purple all over, or green?
  • Would you rather dress like a person from 100 years ago, or talk like one?
  • Would you rather dance everywhere like a ballet dancer or sing like an opera singer everywhere you go?
  • Would you rather have giant feet or tiny feet?
  • Would you rather wear a curly green wig every day for a year or a three-foot-tall hat?
  • Would you rather carry a monkey around all day at school, or have a group of raccoons follow you?
  • Would you rather sleep in a bath full of chocolate pudding, or one full of lime jello?
  • Would you rather go to the washroom in a strange house in the dark, or go with the light on, but with someone holding your hand?
  • Would you rather cuddle a crocodile or kiss a snapping turtle?
  • Would you rather do three hours of homework every night or sit on your teacher’s lap for 15 minutes every day in front of the class?
  • Would you rather grow an extra set of ears, but not hear very well, or an extra tongue but not taste very well?
  • Would you rather have to perform a Tik Tok dance in front of a small group of people you know, or stand on a stage in front of 1,000 strangers, but not have to dance?
  • Would you rather wear clown shoes for the rest of your life or a giant red clown nose that people keep squeaking?
  • Would you rather have a tasty drink that turned your lips different colors, or a tasteless drink that left your lips as they are?
  • Would you rather tell bad jokes and make everyone groan for an hour every day, or listen to someone telling bad jokes for an hour every day?
  • Would you rather have a pet unicorn you love, but nobody else could see, or a pet log that you love and everyone can see?
  • Would you rather sleep in a box of dirt every night so you would grow, or in your bed every night but stay the same size forever?
  • Would you rather travel everywhere in a car shaped like a banana, or one shaped like a hot dog?
  • Would you rather spend the rest of your life only speaking in rhyme, or not say anything for one year?
  • Would you rather have people see you in your underwear or be able to read your mind?
  • Would you rather be shrunk to the size of a cat or be as tall as a giraffe?
  • Would you rather have super long fingers or super long toes?

Gross Would You Rather Questions

As we grow older, it’s easy to forget just how funny bodily functions and other potentially gross things are to kids. If you don’t mind indulging in kids’ love for all things repulsive, then these gross Would You Rather questions for kids are sure to be a hit.

The questions that follow are all kid-approved and appropriately disgusting. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

  • Would you rather watch someone pick their nose while you eat or watch someone pick their toenails while you eat?
  • Would you rather try to go to the washroom on a tiny toilet that will overflow or a giant toilet you might fall into?
  • Would you rather have to sit in a bath of beans for a week or a bath of boogers for an hour?
  • Would you rather lick the bottom of someone else’s shoe or the sole of their feet?
  • Would you rather eat a large can of dog food or a large plate of rotten apples?
  • Would you rather have someone catch you picking your nose and eating it, or scratching your bum and sniffing your fingers?
  • Would you rather have beetles in your hair for a week or in your food for a day?
  • Would you rather scrub the washroom floor with your toothbrush and then use it to clean your teeth, or clean your teeth with a toothbrush someone else has used in their mouth?
  • Would you rather do a loud fart and have everyone know you did it, or a really stinky one and have nobody know?
  • Would you rather smell like moldy Brussels sprouts or have a moldy Brussels sprout as a nose?
  • Would you rather eat food that tastes good but looks like poop, or food that looks good but tastes like poop?
  • Would you rather wear see-through clothes, or have everyone you know wear see-through clothes?
  • Would you rather spend a week wearing a different stranger’s dirty clothes every day, or wear your own clothes, but you cannot change them for one year?
  • Would you rather never pick your nose but have people think you did or have to pick your nose and eat it every day, but have nobody know?
  • Would you rather step on dog poop while wearing shoes, but not wash it off all day, or stand on dog poop in bare feet but wash it off immediately?
  • Would you rather eat a dead bug that tastes gross or a live bug that tastes good?
  • Would you rather eat asparagus flavored ice cream or ice cream flavored asparagus?
  • Would you rather change diapers all day for one week, or clean a cat’s litter tray every day for a year?
  • Would you rather throw up every time you ate your favorite food, or never eat your favorite food again and never throw-up?
  • Would you rather have smelly breath or smelly feet?
  • Would you rather use shampoo to brush your teeth or toothpaste to wash your hair?
  • Would you rather swim through a pool of eels or a pool of jellyfish?
  • Would you rather eat cereal out of your friend’s mouth, or have them eat cereal out of yours?
  • Would you rather fart clouds of sweet-smelling glitter or belch dusty clouds that smell like candy?
  • Would you rather cut your dad’s toenails, or pick your friend’s nose?

Easy Would You Rather Questions

If you’re playing Would You Rather with younger kids, easy questions are the best way to introduce them to the game. Easy questions are also unlikely to accidentally upset or offend. This makes them an excellent choice if you don’t know the kids who are playing.

  • Would you rather have hair that reached the floor, or no hair at all?
  • Would you rather eat your favorite food at every meal, or once a month?
  • Would you rather walk everywhere super fast or super slow?
  • Would you rather stay up late on your own, or go to bed early but spend the evening with friends?
  • Would you rather be a writer or a painter?
  • Would you rather shout all of the time, or whisper?
  • Would you rather live in a forest or on the beach?
  • Would you rather have a pet rhinoceros or a pet hippopotamus?
  • Would you rather eat cake every day or chips?
  • Would you rather sleep in a bed that’s too big or too small?
  • Would you rather have a long day at school with lots of recess, or a short day with no recess?
  • Would you rather play outside or inside?
  • Would you rather be a cat or a dog?
  • Would you rather have to eat, but never be able to drink, or drink but never be able to eat?
  • Would you rather work at an ice cream parlor or a chocolate shop?
  • Would you rather speak five languages or play five musical instruments?
  • Would you rather have eyes that fire laser beams or freeze rays?
  • Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
  • Would you rather talk all day, without a break, or have to listen to someone else talk all day without a break?
  • Would you rather eat spicy food every day, or never eat spicy food again?
  • Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible?
  • Would you rather have one cavity filled or three injections?
  • Would you rather live on a cruise ship or a space station?
  • Would you rather be older than you are now, or younger?
  • Would you rather vacuum the house every day or wash up after every meal?

Hard Would You Rather Questions

Would You Rather doesn’t have to be a flippant game played only for giggles or as a time filler. Ask some of these hard questions to gain insight into the way your child thinks and feels.

They are also an excellent way to explore difficult or sensitive issues in a non-threatening way (1).

  • Would you rather be the smartest person in the room or the funniest?
  • Would you rather have a superpower that could save people’s lives and have nobody know who you are, or be famous for something that didn’t help anyone?
  • Would you rather be invisible or be able to read people’s minds?
  • Would you rather have five million social media followers and be unhappy, or be happy but have none?
  • Would you rather never be able to tell a lie, or never be able to tell the truth?
  • Would you rather never be able to see your parents again but speak to them on the phone, or never be able to talk to your parents again, but be able to be with and hug them?
  • Would you rather lose your sight and have super sensitive hearing or lose your hearing and have super sensitive eyesight?
  • Would you rather have a successful podcast or a successful YouTube channel?
  • Would you rather save the life of one thousand people you don’t know or the life of one person you do know?
  • Would you rather commit a small crime that didn’t hurt anybody and go to jail for a year, or commit a crime where someone was hurt, but get away with it?
  • Would you rather live alone in luxury, or with friends and family in poverty?
  • Would you rather have nobody understand what you say, or not understand what other people say?
  • Would you rather work a job you hate but be well paid, or be happy in your job but not be paid well?
  • Would you rather be able to change the past or see into the future?
  • Would you rather do a book report or a science project?
  • Would you rather write a blockbuster movie or star in one?
  • Would you rather go out every day in clothes your parents bought for you, or stay at home every day in the clothes you choose yourself?
  • Would you rather be popular and have people think you were unattractive, or unpopular but have everyone think you were attractive?
  • Would you rather have savings and few possessions or lots of things and very little money?
  • Would you rather be cold or hungry?
  • Would you rather have to dress up every day, or go everywhere in your pajamas?
  • Would you rather live forever and be unhealthy, or be healthy your entire life, but die when you’re 50?
  • Would you rather have your bestie end your friendship and be deliriously happy, or stay friends with you but be unhappy?
  • Would you rather be lost at sea alone, or with people you don’t know?
  • Would you rather have a giant, pain-free spot on the end of your nose or a spot on your butt that nobody could see, but hurt when you sat down?

Silly Would You Rather Questions

If the gross Would You Rather questions for kids are not right for you and your family, but you still want to have lots of fun and giggles, try these silly options.

The other good thing about this set of questions is that they are no pressure, no fuss, and unlikely to cause embarrassment to anyone.

  • Would you rather have flowers or vegetables growing out of the top of your head?
  • Would you rather spend the day jumping like a kangaroo or waddling like a penguin?
  • Would you rather have everyone call you “sausage” or nobody know your name?
  • Would you rather paint everything in your room the same color, or have everything in your room a different color?
  • Would you rather be woken up by someone screaming in your ear or slapping you in the face with a fish?
  • Would you rather shave all the hair off of your head, or shave off your eyebrows?
  • Would you rather be your best friend’s cat or your cat’s best friend?
  • Would you rather watch any movie you like in slow motion, or only watch movies other people choose but at regular speed?
  • Would you rather bump into a dinosaur or an alien?
  • Would you rather end every sentence by saying “Without my pants” or start every sentence by saying, “Quiet, your leader is speaking”?
  • Would you rather spend the night with a skunk in your bed or the day with a stink bug on your shoulder?
  • Would you rather be a parrot who only says rude words or a parrot that cannot talk at all?
  • Would you rather have your teacher wear the same clothes as you every day, or wear the same clothes as your teacher once a week?
  • Would you rather be a unicorn or a sasquatch?
  • Would you rather sound like a Minion or dress like one?
  • Would you rather have birds nesting on your head, or a mouse living in your belly button?
  • Would you rather have your teacher come to your home every night for dinner or your parents come to school every day for lunch?
  • Would you rather be friends with a zombie or a ghost?
  • Would you rather wake up in a beehive or wake up in your bed, full of bees?
  • Would you rather use giant utensils to eat every meal or miniature ones?
  • Would you rather live in a pond with some frogs, or live in a tree with some squirrels?
  • Would you rather own a hotel for spiders or a hospital for sick cats?
  • Would you rather have hands for feet or feet for hands?
  • Would you rather give a round of applause every time someone else passed wind, or have everyone around you give a round of applause when you pass wind?
  • Would you rather smell like marshmallows and have everyone try to lick you for a taste, or smell like a wet dog and have everyone avoid you?

Food Would You Rather Questions

Food-based Would You Rather questions are fun for kids of all ages. We purposely left out any questions that pit a mom’s cooking against anyone else because none of us want to know the answer to that one, do we?

  • Would you rather eat cookies that taste like vegetables or vegetables that taste like cookies?
  • Would you rather have a drink that smelled bad or one that was lumpy?
  • Would you rather choose what you ate every day, but have to cook it yourself, or have your food delivered every day, but you don’t get to choose it?
  • Would you rather only eat food that was undercooked, or only eat food that was burned?
  • Would you rather eat a mayo sandwich or drink a cheese smoothie?
  • Would you rather share every meal with friends but have them eat with your fork, or eat alone?
  • Would you rather eat one food for the rest of your life and never be hungry, or eat a variety of food but never be full?
  • Would you rather eat hot dogs with frosting or cupcakes with gravy?
  • Would you rather have to eat small amounts of food all day or only be able to eat one large meal a day?
  • Would you rather eat soup with your hands or rice with a toothpick?
  • Would you rather eat candy until you threw up or never eat candy again?
  • Would you rather give up ice cream forever or eat garlic ice cream every day for a year?
  • Would you rather eat banana mac ‘n’ cheese or mac ‘n’ cheese bread?
  • Would you rather cook badly but be able to use foods you like or cook really well, but only be able to use foods you don’t care for?
  • Would you rather eat from a bowl like a cat or drink from a bottle like a hamster?
  • Would you rather have a chocolate chip hamburger or a cookie in a bun with lettuce, tomato, and pickles?
  • Would you rather dribble down your front every time you take a drink or have food come out your nose every time you eat?
  • Would you rather have to eat every meal in under five minutes or have to make each meal last an hour?
  • Would you rather have a llama lick the plate you were eating from, or have a monkey stick their fingers in your food?
  • Would you rather eat at home for the rest of your life or eat fast food for the rest of your life?
  • Would you rather have to eat a small can of dog food every day, or six small cans of dog food once a week?
  • Would you rather have breakfast for every meal, or dinner for every meal?
  • Would you rather eat food off of your friend’s head, or have them eat food off of yours?
  • Would you rather burn your tongue or have brain freeze?
  • Would you rather only eat food made into sandwiches, or only eat food made into stews?

How to Play Would You Rather

You can play Would You Rather anywhere.

It’s a game for two or more players, and one of the best things is there are no winners or losers.

All you need is a list of questions, either on your screen, printed on a sheet, or written onto cards. Then, take turns asking each other the questions. How you choose which question to ask is up to you.

With a printed list, you can ask each question in order or you can use a random question tool to choose questions for you. You can also write the questions on cards. Then each player can take the top card and answer it themselves.

You can either have the players answer the questions and leave it at that, or open the question up to discussion (2).


Share, Learn, Laugh

Would You Rather is a fabulous way to get to know people, even those you think you already know well.

Playing with friends can be the first step in learning to appreciate the opinions, thoughts, and feelings of others. It can also overcome those awkward first meetings when children are brought together for the first time.

Finally, Would You Rather is an excellent way for parents and kids to discover more about each other in a fun and relaxed way.

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About the Author

Patricia Barnes

Patricia Barnes is a homeschooling mom of 5 who has been featured on Global TV, quoted in Parents magazine, and writes for a variety of websites and publications. Doing her best to keep it together in a life of constant chaos, Patti would describe herself as an eclectic mess maker, lousy crafter, book lover, autism mom, and insomniac.
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