In anticipation of a veeeery long family car ride, I created this set of conversation cards … would you rather questions for kids.
(This post was originally published on May 9, 2014, and has been updated to include 100 questions.)
Have you ever played “Would you rather?”
I love that game. Back in our single days, my sister and I took a few cross country road trips, and we played Would You Rather to pass the time.
- Would you rather drive a beautiful, sleek sports car that was unreliable OR an ugly, dented, rust-covered beater that never broke down?
- Would you rather never eat your favorite five foods again or ONLY eat your favorite five foods for the rest of your life?
- Would you rather communicate only with an Etch-a-Sketch or a Lite Brite?
Seriously, these are so fun.
Those sister road trips are a thing of the past, but this summer I’m taking a road trip to Canada to see my sister and her family.
With five kids ages 7, 5, 4, 2, and 4 months.
Not quite the same.
To help us break things up and have fun on that 16 -hour road trip (without a DVD player), I created this set of Would You Rather cards for kids.
I made a set of 100 cards just like these. Then I printed them on cardstock, cut them apart, and punched a hole in the upper left corner. I put them together with a metal ring.
How could you use these would you rather question cards?
- on long car trips
- at the dinner table
- for transition times in the classroom
Can you think of some other ways?
I love “would you rather” questions because they really make kids stop and think. The only rule we have about answering these is that you have to choose one. That can be tough for young kids who think both choices are bad. When I tried this when my kids were younger, they would only say “Neither.” So be patient if that happens at your house.
This set is designed with young children in mind, but they’re perfect for any group.
The choices aren’t extreme or scary. As much as “Would you rather have just one arm or just one leg?” would make you think, that type of question can be frightening to preschool-aged kids. So most of the questions (especially the first eight pages) are quite simple. But my husband and I had fun with these too – so try them with any age group!
For the free cards, click HERE.
For the printed list, click HERE.
Have fun! And don’t forget to check out my list of road trip activities for kids.
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