Would you rather drink hot chocolate or chocolate milk? Photo by the author
Would you rather drink hot chocolate or chocolate milk? Photo by the author

100 Hardest 'Would You Rather' Questions for Clever Kids

If you’ve never considered binary decision-making to be loads of fun, then you’ve probably never played a few rounds of "Would You Rather." The concept is simple: present a pair of hypothetical situations and decide which of the two you’d prefer. In recent years, the idea has morphed into game formats and exploded in popularity, with books, websites, and YouTubers compiling lists of scenarios that get kids to weigh risks, benefits, and outcomes.

These 'Would You Rather' questions give kids a set of free, play-it-anywhere games to play with friends. Test out the hardest "Would You Rather" questions right at the dinner table for a little tech-free family entertainment. Once they burn out on brainteasers, try these top board games for kids or a round of exercise games to get everyone moving.

We've put together a list of 100 of the most interesting “Would You Rather” queries we could find, drawing heavily on our own imaginations, and those of some very insightful children (fun fact: they’re our kids). We’ve also broken the questions up into some of the more popular categories. You'll definitely want to keep this list handy as a helpful boredom buster whenever your little ones start getting antsy.

Would You Rather Questions About Everything

1. Would you rather stay your whole life as a child and live with your parents forever, or grow up overnight and immediately be on your own?

2. Would you rather be perpetually 30 minutes early or perpetually 15 minutes late?

3. Would you rather travel back in time to the year your parents were born or travel 20 years into the future?

4. Would you rather surf a 100-foot wave or scuba dive 100 feet under the ocean?

5. Would you rather give an hour-long presentation to your entire school or skip lunch every day for two weeks?

6. Would you rather have 10 siblings or no siblings?

7. Would you rather be 1 year old forever or 100 years old forever?

8. Would you rather have a personal robot make you whatever you want to eat all the time or do your chores for you all the time?

9. Would you rather stay overnight in a tree house or submarine?

10. Would you rather only be able to take cold showers or only be able to drink hot water?

11. Would you rather listen to “Baby Shark” for 24 straight hours or the Peppa Pig theme song for 24 straight hours?

12. Would you rather be stranded on a desert island for a week or stuck in a packed elevator for a week?

13. Would you rather be abducted by aliens or have to survive a zombie apocalypse?

14. Would you rather have new classmates every day or go to school with only your best friend?

15. Would you rather go to the Super Bowl or meet your favorite NFL player?

16. Would you rather miss one birthday or five Halloweens in a row?

17. Would you rather skydive or bungee jump?

18. Would you rather have a conversation with the current president or the person who’ll be the president in 20 years?

19. Would you rather move every year or live in the same town forever?

20. Would you rather cluck like a chicken every time someone says your name or be called the wrong name for the rest of your life?

21. Would you rather have unlimited art supplies or unlimited Legos?

22. Would you rather give up pants or shorts?

23. Would you rather paint your room with a toothbrush or cut your grass with nail clippers?

24. Would you rather wear your shoes on the wrong feet or your pants backward?

25. Would you rather slide down a rainbow or jump on a cloud?

26. Would you rather give up all holidays or all vacations?

27. Would you rather give up all Marvel movies or all animated movies?

28. Would you rather listen to "Baby Shark" for 24 straight hours or the Peppa Pig theme song for 24 straight hours?

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Would You Rather Questions About Jobs and Money

29. Would you rather get one million dollars right now or one hundred dollars every day forever?

30. Would you rather get 100 dollars or 100 lottery tickets?

31. Would you rather work your dream job for a little bit of money or do something you hate for a lot of money?

32. Would you rather have $50 to spend at Target or Five Below?

33. Would you rather be a famous YouTuber or a famous Disney Channel star?

34. Would you rather be Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy?

35. Would you rather be Elsa or Anna?

36. Would you rather be a police officer or a firefighter?

37. Would you rather be a doctor that treats rare illnesses or a scientist who finds the cures?

38. Would you rather get $5 million dollars now or be appointed the CEO of a $5-million company?

39. Would you rather be a professional singer or a professional dancer?

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Would you rather have a scorpion or a tarantula as a pet?

Hardest Would You Rather Questions About Animals

40. Would you rather have a scorpion or a tarantula as a pet?

41. Would you rather be a unicorn or a narwhal?

42. Would you rather rid the world of mosquito bites or bee stings?

43. Would you rather have a dog that only meows or a cat that only barks?

44. Would you rather own a giraffe the size of a gerbil, or a gerbil the size of a giraffe?

45. Would you rather be a dog with a human brain or a human with a dog brain?

46. Would you rather smell like a skunk or an elephant?

47. Would you rather be raised by wolves or gorillas?

48. Would you rather be a T. Rex or a Triceratops?

49. Would you rather be a great white shark or a killer whale?

50. Would you rather it rain mice and rats, or slugs and roaches? (Good luck with this one!)


Would you rather sneeze confetti or cough bubbles?​ Photo by the author

Hardest Would You Rather Questions About the Mind and Body 

51. Would you rather break your leg or your arm?

52. Would you rather have superhuman speed or superhuman strength?

53. Would you rather have green skin like Shrek or blue skin like a smurf?

54. Would you rather wear a winter coat in the desert all day or your bathing suit in the North Pole all day?

55. Would you rather have to use your hands as feet or your feet as hands?

56. Would you rather only be able to walk backwards or only be able to crawl on all fours?

57. Would you rather have one hand tied behind your back all day or one foot stuck in a cement block all day?

58. Would you rather lose your sense of taste or only be able to see things in black and white?

59. Would you rather have horns or a tail?

60. Would you rather be covered in hair head-to-toe or covered in slime head-to-toe?

61. Would you rather sweat ketchup or maple syrup?

62. Would you rather bang your funny bone or bite your tongue?

63. Would you rather stub your toe or get a paper cut?

64. Would you rather not be able to swim or not be able to ride your bike?

65. Would you rather have eyes in the back of your head or be able to see with your eyes closed?

66. Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to yell?

67. Would you rather give up your favorite game, or be able to play but always lose?

68. Would you rather have someone shine a flashlight in your eyes all day or play loud music in your ears all day?

69. Would you rather not be able to laugh or burst out laughing every time someone said “hello”?

70. Would you rather have X-ray vision or be able to breathe underwater?

71. Would you rather be able to solve any math problem or read 50 books an hour?

72. Would you rather be able to communicate with every animal or speak every human language?

73. Would you rather be able to read minds or be invisible?

74. Would you rather get straight A’s or be the best athlete at your school?

75. Would you rather only be able to speak in rhymes, or only be able to speak 10 sentences a day?

76. Would you rather be able to reverse time or pause time?

77. Would you rather sneeze confetti or cough bubbles?

78. Would you rather have a constant tummy ache or a constant cold?

79. Would you rather have scales or feathers?

80. Would you rather always get away with a lie or always know when someone else is lying?

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Would you rather give up candy or cake?

Hardest Would You Rather Questions About Food

81. Would you rather give up your favorite drink or your favorite flavor of ice cream?

82. Would you rather have to eat everything with a fork or eat everything with a spoon?

83. Would you rather give up cookies forever or give up chips forever?

84. Would you rather give up breakfast forever or dinner forever?

85. Would you rather eat cereal with iced tea or lemonade in place of milk?

86. Would you rather drink a cup of hot sauce or eat a jar of mayonnaise?

87. Would you rather give up candy or cake?

88. Would you rather drink hot chocolate or chocolate milk?

89. Would you rather get all black licorice or all candy corn for Halloween?

90. Would you rather eat pancakes or waffles?


Would you rather eat 20 live ants or one dead grasshopper?

Would You Rather Questions to Gross You Out 

91. Would you rather lick a garbage can or a toilet seat?

92. Would you rather smell like a skunk or an elephant?

93. Would you rather be unable to bathe or shower for a month or unable to brush your teeth for a month?

94. Would you rather fart pink smoke or burp green slime?

95. Would you rather use sandpaper for toilet paper or only be able to use toilet paper every other day?

96. Would you rather eat earwax or belly button lint?

97. Would you rather use a stranger’s toothbrush or washcloth?

98. Would you rather drink your own sweat or put your whole arm in a bucket of your best friend’s vomit?

99. Would you rather eat a rotten egg or moldy cheese?

100. Would you rather eat 20 live ants or one dead grasshopper?

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