I love Halloween would you rather questions because they’re such an easy way to connect people of all ages together, have a laugh, or even give students a brain break in class. Kids get absolutely CRAZY the week before Halloween. Don’t fight it! Instead, look for opportunities to take a break and connect with your kids, both at home and school.
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 October 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 (also called this or that questions) 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.
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. Often, both options presented are equally desirable or awful. Alternatively, a kid’s response depends entirely on their personality and preferences, which makes it a fun way to get to know each other. What makes it lively 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
Positive affirmations are so important for kids, both at school and home. Check out this post with lots of freebies you can use to build up the kids in your home or classroom!
Halloween Would You Rather Questions
So let’s get into it! Here are some fun ideas for your next Halloween party. These Halloween would you rather questions are a mixture of gross, embarrassing, and silly!
Would you rather…
- eat nothing but Halloween candy, or eat nothing but hamburgers for a whole week?
- scare your mama or your best friend?
- go to a costume party or go trick or treating?
- get only one kind of candy when you trick or treat (but it’s your favorite), or get no two candies the same?
- wear a pumpkin costume to school all week, or wear skeleton pajamas all week?
- learn more about El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), or learn more about the history of Halloween?
- do the Monster Mash in front of your whole school, or sing the Adams Family theme song in front of your school?
- carve a jack-o-lantern with your siblings, or go on a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt around your neighborhood?
- watch a scary movie alone at night, or visit a haunted house with your friends?
- go on a creepy hayride, or visit a cemetery?
- eat a non-poisonous spider, or spend a night with a non-venomous snake in your room?
- go camping for a weekend in a cornfield with your family, or go camping by a so-called haunted lake for a whole week?
- read scary books or watch scary movies?
- eat too much Halloween candy and throw it all up, or skip Halloween completely?
- write the script for a horror movie, or be the lead actor or actress in a horror movie?
- dress up as a character from the Wizard of Oz, or dress up as a Harry Potter character?
- go to school wearing a scarecrow costume for one day, or wear one of those springy spider or skull headbands for a whole week?
- receive a healthy treat while trick or treating, or receive a small toy?
- attend a Halloween Party wearing an uncomfortable costume that wins a prize, or attend a Halloween party wearing a boring yet comfy costume?
- help deliver Halloween cookies to nurses, police officers, and teachers, or help bake them behind the scenes?
- be in charge of an amazing Halloween party for the whole school to enjoy, or don’t get involved in the planning but attend the party?
- meet a werewolf or a vampire?
- eat a candy apple or candy corn?
- be chased by a mummy or a zombie?
- never celebrate Halloween again, or never celebrate Thanksgiving again?
- wear a scary costume, or wear one that makes people laugh?
- dress up like an angel or the devil?
- snuggle a furry spider or eat raw pumpkin pulp?
- watch the movie Hocus Pocus with your friends or listen to scary stories on a podcast?
- visit a haunted house or work at a haunted house?
Halloween Would You Rather Google Slides for School
If you’re looking to use Halloween 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 get both the PDF version and the Google Slides.
Halloween This or That Questions 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 30 Halloween would you rather questions – plus all my other would you rather questions, too!
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