40 Fun Summer Break Would You Rather Questions (Google Slides & FREE PDF!)
The best thing about summer break would you rather questions is that they’re such an easy way to teachers and students, have a laugh, or even give students a brain break in class. Teachers, with standardized testing coming up, put a few of these questions in your back pocket to lighten the mood! Mamas, this might be a great way to connect with your kids as you shuttle them from one activity to the next.
You can insert them into a casual family conversation, be more formal and actually print out cards (included below), or even project one on a Google slide every day in the month of May for your students.
Many teachers who are using restorative practices in their classrooms love the ease of would you rather questions. It can give your shy talkers a moment of bravery. Especially if you’re using restorative circles to maintain relationships (rather than repair them), would you rather questions can be a gentle introduction.
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What is the point of Would You Rather games?
Would you rather games are meant to be an icebreaker or conversation starter. The right question (or series of questions) can ease an awkward group gathering for kids, create a laugh that interrupts a boring presentation, or offer a brain break for tuckered out students.
Would you rather questions are popular because they work well for people of all ages, depending on the question asked.
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How do you play Would You Rather games?
Would you rather games are super easy and customizable. You simply ask participants to choose between two comparable options. Typically, both options presented are equally desirable or awful. What makes it fun is the debate that follows, or the silly follow-up questions people ask as they try to work out which option to choose.
There are different ways to present would you rather questions:
- in casual conversation, particularly around a dinner table
- to open a discussion in a group setting
- on a stack of cards, taking turns reading them aloud – this option works well if you want students facilitating groups
- on a Google slide, which encourages kids to move to opposite sides of the room in order to choose their response
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Summer Break Would You Rather Questions
So let’s get into it! Here are some fun ideas for your classroom brain break or trip to school. These summer break would you rather questions are a mixture of gross, embarrassing, and silly!
Keep scrolling to find these in the form of a FREE PDF, or a paid Google Slides presentation that you can use for quick brain breaks in the classroom.
Would you rather…
- eat nothing but cereal or nothing but hot dogs all summer?
- be too hot, or too cold?
- go to a pool party, or escape the summer heat at the movie theater?
- visit the beach, or vacation in a mountain cabin where it’s cooler?
- wear a swimsuit to a summer job interview, or dress is business attire at a pool party?
- learn more about the history of baseball or the Revolutionary War?
- set up a lemonade stand or sell girl scout cookies?
- serve in a soup kitchen this summer or be a counselor at a kids’ summer camp?
- volunteer at the library’s summer tutoring program, or volunteer at the animal shelter?
- become a famous poet or mathematician?
- visit the zoo or an aquarium?
- go camping with your friends for the week, and be responsible for every last part of it, or go camping with your family and have no responsibilities?
- read a cheesy romance novel, or enjoy science fiction?
- help your family this summer by cooking every dinner, or doing every load of laundry?
- travel for one week in your home state, or travel for two weeks farther away?
- go fishing or golfing?
- go to school for one day wearing a swimsuit (you’re the only one), or wear an outfit that doesn’t match at all?
- attend a crowded 4th of July party with lots of fireworks and a campfire by the lake, or shoot off fireworks with just your best friend?
- visit a relative by yourself for a week who lives far away, or have them visit your family’s home for two weeks?
- be in charge of an amazing class party at school to celebrate the end of the year, or don’t get involved in it, but attend a boring party?
- meet a real mermaid who is beautiful, or meet a real pirate (assuming you stay safe)?
- eat sunflower seeds or Cracker Jacks?
- play with dolphins or go scuba diving?
- have a longer summer with no spring and fall break, or a shorter summer with even more breaks throughout the school year?
- eat your hamburger dry, or eat a burger with 10 toppings and condiments of your choice?
- be a morning person or a night owl?
- go for a long bike ride on sidewalks, or a long walk through the woods?
- make homemade ice cream, or visit a snow cone stand?
- complete a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle, or read a fantastic book?
- have ONE super fun birthday party for yourself, or get invited to a different birthday party every week this summer?
- plant a gorgeous flower garden the whole neighborhood enjoys, or plant a vegetable garden that feeds your family all summer?
- shop at the farmer’s market while listening to live music, or do a quick grocery pick-up?
- take piano or guitar lessons?
- have a water gun fight or play Jello wars?
- work on a team that builds wheelchair ramps for a handicapped person in need, help with a summer camp to entertain kids whose single moms are working?
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Summer Break Would You Rather Google Slides for School
If you’re looking to use summer break would you rather questions as a brain break for your students this May or June, this little slide presentation is your best friend! Just click the button below to purchase the Google Slides. PS, if you’re looking for a FREE resource, keep scrolling to find the FREE PDF 🙂
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Summer Break This or That – Free PDF
This PDF will work perfectly if you just want to open a youth group meeting with a few questions, or with older kids who don’t need the visual cues available on a Google slide. This is your low-tech, free option! It’s just a simple list of all 40 summer break would you rather questions.