Thursday, September 10, 2015

Would You Rather...?

Would You Rather...?

I asked the kids what they thought the first Moonlit Minds activity should be.  There was some healthy debate, but in the end we all agreed on "Would You Rather".


The idea behind the game is to take turns asking each other, "Would you rather" followed by two choices.  It encourages critical thinking and imagination to come up with new questions.
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Simple Examples

Here are some examples
  • Would you rather have cookies or cake?
  • Would you rather wake up early or stay up late?
  • Would you rather be right-handed or left-handed?
  • Would you rather be fast or strong?
  • Would you rather be a singer or a dancer?

The Tough Questions

The game can turn funny and/or silly quickly if each tries to think of choices that are both unfavorable and the answerer has to make the difficult choice.
  • Would you rather wear a snow suit in the summer or a bathing suit in the winter?
  • Would you rather be the tallest person in the world or the shortest?
  • Would you rather have a broken arm or a broken leg?
  • Would you rather eat a worm or a beetle?
  • Would you rather never hear your favorite song again or hear your least favorite song 100 times in a row?

Ethical Dilemmas

For older kids, you can take the questions in a different direction, such as:
  • Would you rather help feed 1000 people in a day or 1 person a day for 1000 days?)
  • Would you rather have 1 great friend or 100 pretty good friends?
  • Would you rather be poor and live a very long time or rich but live for only a little while?

Have Fun!

Remember to use this as an opportunity to learn about each other, think, imagine, laugh, and connect before bed.  Have fun and... Mind the nap!

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