Would you rather eat a cup of sawdust or drink a cup of puddle water?
Usually it is 2 gross or ridiculous things you have to choose between.
I created a MILD version of Would You Rather? and they are all food (or food related) questions. They are gross but are more of a get-to-know-you or conversation starter. It includes hard-hitting questions like would you rather eat peach cobbler or apple crisp?
Or would you rather eat gummy bears or gummy worms?
There are a few controversial ones like would you rather eat red or black licorice? ha ha! I'm team red. Which do you prefer?
There are a 100 different questions. You can use them as a time filler- for when your well planned activity ends 10 minutes before the bell. Use them as a bell ringer- asking one a day to get the class started. Or do as many as you can at once.
You can have students show their choice by raising their hand.
Or have everyone stand on a line- and step forward if you would rather eat black licorice.
Have everyone that would choose the first item, go to one side of the classroom. Those that choose the second item go to the other side.
These are great ways to start a class discussion- why is one more popular than the other? Is it difficult to choose one over another? Have they tried both and truly prefer one over the other?
The only rule is: they MUST choose just one. Sometimes it is hard. Other times it's easy (did I mention I don't like black licorice? Ha!)