I love winter break would you rather questions because they can connect adults, teens and little kids together. If you’re in a classroom, these can be fun for everyone – without alienating kids who don’t celebrate Christmas. At the same time, there ARE Christmas slides in this collection, too. You’ll have enough to use this December, whether you’re teaching a Sunday School class, a diverse group of students in a public school, or just chatting around the table with family.
These would you rather questions make a fabulous brain break in class, especially as both teachers and kids get antsy in those final weeks before the winter break. When you don’t think you can stand another moment of serious learning, bust out one of these 50 Google slides to lighten the mood and lift everyone’s spirits – no matter how old or what holiday people celebrate.
If you’re planning a family gathering, you can insert these winter break would you rather questions into a casual family conversation around the dinner table, be more formal and actually print out cards, or even project one on a Google slide every day in the month of November 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
I love to get kids moving with would you rather questions. You can have them stand up, and move from one side of the room to another to indicate their preference. This makes it easy for kids to connect with other friends who share their point of view, while also breaking up the class period or youth group meeting into more manageable chunks.
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Winter Break Would You Rather Questions
So let’s get into it! Here are some fun ideas to discuss. These winter break would you rather questions are a mixture of gross, sweet, embarrassing and silly. You won’t like them all, but I’m sure I’ve got enough here to keep you busy!
Would you rather…
- eat nothing but mashed potatoes on Christmas Day, or nothing but steak?
- eat too much dessert and feel yucky, or skip dessert completely?
- eat fancy meats, or fancy cheeses at a holiday party?
- have to eat your family’s traditional holiday food for every meal all week, or wear a Santa costume to school every day for a week?
- wash your hair with the fat from a ham, or take a bath in mashed potatoes?
- write a 5 paragraph essay about Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or solve a whole page of word problems about the holidays?
- celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa every day of December, or celebrate Valentine’s every day of February?
- go for a holiday cruise, or go to Disney World over winter break?
- yell “ho, ho, ho” instead of talking for a week, or kiss 10 people each day under mistletoe for a week?
- play White Elephant with your classmates, or have to choose the perfect gift for secret Santa?
- travel to New York to watch the ball drop, or watch it on t.v. at home?
- Help a parent wrap gifts for the whole month of December, or take responsibility for cleaning everything up after gifts are opened?
- take a winter break flight with your family, or go on a road trip together?
- as a family, celebrate and experience a different holiday over winter break this year, or never change ANY of your family traditions ever again?
- tell your whole extended family about your New Year’s resolutions, or try to accomplish a goal without any support at all?
- cuddle with an elf, or give a snowman a kiss?
- go to school all day wearing elf shoes on your feet, or a Santa hat on your head?
- attend a holiday party dinner wearing your fanciest, least comfy clothes, or never have to attend any holiday parties at all?
- help deliver cookies to nurses, police officers, and teachers, or help bake them behind the scenes?
- open a Christmas stocking full of candy, or open a stocking full of cookies?
- eat Chinese food for your Christmas Eve family meal or tamales?
- learn more about another culture’s holiday celebrations, or give a presentation on your own holiday celebration?
- go shopping in person on Black Friday or do all your shopping online?
- eat too much of your favorite food over the holidays and feel sick for a day, or skip all the special foods completely?
- enjoy a quiet, calm holiday with your best friend, or a loud, busy one with your whole extended family?
- binge a bunch of Netflix over the holidays, or spend time reaching a fitness goal?
- have to sing a solo before opening gifts, or perform an interpretive dance in front of everyone?
- drive around looking at Christmas lights, or attend a children’s choir Christmas program?
- win $1000 on national television on New Year’s Eve in NYC, or quietly donate $5000 to your favorite charity?
- eat your entire Christmas dinner with a booger hanging out of your nose, or walk around at a Christmas party with your fly open?
- become famous on Tiktok for the way you writing and singing a beautiful Christmas song, or for telling a hilarious holiday joke on Tiktok?
- play in the snow with all your cousins, or watch your favorite Christmas movie together?
- make a gratitude list or a wish list?
- make a bad Christmas cookie that no one talks about, or make one so delicious that people can’t stop complimenting you all day?
- have snow on Christmas Day, or be able to go for a long walk in 70 degree weather?
- have a traditional holiday gathering with your family, or skip your holiday traditions and travel to a foreign country instead?
- open all your gifts at one time or open one gift every day?
- travel back in time to experience the first Christmas, or travel forward 400 years in time to celebrate Christmas in the future?
- live with holiday decorations until March 1st or not have any decorations at all?
- suffer through a boring Christmas dinner table conversation, or one where everyone shares TMI?
- spend Christmas Day serving in soup kitchen or delivering meals on wheels to the elderly?
- have Brussels sprouts or asparagus for your holiday vegetable?
- get caught tooting while opening gifts with relatives, or have your mom share an embarrassing story about you?
- give a gift that someone already has, or buy a piece of clothing for someone in the wrong size?
- spend all of your holiday break in pajamas, or seize the time off and go on lots of adventures?
- never change your holiday meals, or try all different traditional foods from another culture this year?
- give the perfect gift to your favorite person, or receive a gift that’s been on your wishlist all year?
- sing Christmas carols or participate in a Christmas nativity play?
- eat a holiday meal prepared by your grandpa, or one made in your school cafeteria?
- enjoy a beautiful, slow sleigh ride through the snow, looking at Christmas lights, or an exciting snowmobile ride?
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Winter Break Would You Rather Questions on Google Slides
If you’re looking to use winter holiday would you rather questions as a brain break for your students, this little slide presentation is your best friend! Just click the button below to purchase both the Google Slides.
Winter Break Would You Rather 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 option! It’s just a simple list of 50 winter holiday would you rather questions.
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