This product contains 204 kid-friendly would you rather question slides, plus templates to make your own. Display them for the entire class to use as writing or discussion prompts.
This download includes 3 parts:
- Instructions and Table of Contents
- 204 Would Your Rather Questions in PDF format
- Editable PowerPoint Slides so you can make your own
Table of Contents
The table of contents includes both the slide number and the question. You can use the questions in the order presented or skip around. If you choose the latter, you may want to highlight questions as you use them so that you don’t repeat.
Would You Rather Questions are not only fun, but they are also great for practicing critical thinking because they require your students to evaluate two different, but seemingly equally appealing (or unappealing) options and choose one. One idea is to have kids first choose by a show of hands and then discuss the question. Ask students to share why they chose one option or another. Then pose the question a second time to allow students the opportunity to choose a different option. This exercise is not only fun, but it also helps kids become more flexible on their thought patterns. Rather than holding onto an idea no matter what, they learn to consider other’s opinions. Add a little action to the game by having students move to one part of the room or another to indicate their choices.
You can also use the questions for classroom polls. If the questions are displayed on a white board, each student can place a magnet with his or her name in one of the choice boxes. The results can then be tallied and used to create a class bar chart or pie chart.
You could extend the activity by having students create their own would you rather questions. Writing Would you rather questions requires students to not only create two options, but to also evaluate whether or not those options are roughly equal in appeal. Part of the process is answering the questions, so be sure and give students an opportunity to share their questions with each other.
The Editable Slides
Ten different designs (borders and Dot Guy clip art) were used to make these slides. They are presented as PowerPoint slides without the text so you can add your own. If you want them to look like the originals, you will need to use the font KG Miss Speechy IPA.
Please note that the vast majority of these prompts are identical as the ones on these Would You Rather Question cards.
Everything included in this resource is licensed for single classroom use only. It may be photocopied by the original purchaser for his or her classroom only. It may not be put on the internet, sold, or distributed in any form. Thank you for respecting the copyright.