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Use this list of would-you-rather questions for kids to keep your daughter talking when "How was school today?" just doesn’t cut it anymore. Whether you’re sitting around the dinner table, driving in the car, or waiting in line at the grocery store, these fun questions can turn spans of silence into meaningful conversations. Just make sure both of you answer the questions—your daughter is more likely to open up if you do the same. 

2019 Girl of the Year™ Blaire Wilson™ plays a similar game in Blaire: Book One with her best friend, Thea. While they paint trim on the barn’s windows, the two of them make up This or That? questions to pass the time and have fun together. So, after you and your girl have answered the questions below, try making up your own!

Would you rather…

this or that

Serve food at a soup kitchen

or

 walk dogs at the animal shelter?

Live in a tree house

or

beach house?

Be a famous sculptor 

or

basketball player?

Invent a new kind of cheese 

or

flavor of ice cream?

Give a gift

or

receive one? 

Ride a bike that plays music 

or

lights up?

Direct a play    

or

perform in the lead role? 

Visit a national park 

or

a roller coaster park? 

Wake up early 

or

stay up late? 

Open a time capsule from 100 years ago 

or

 a letter you wrote yourself three years ago?

Have the hiccups 

or

a runny nose? 

Design a video game 

or

a billboard?

this or that

Wear the same outfit 

or

read the same book every day?

Never have to do homework

or

do chores again?

Be able to speak to dolphins 

or

grow a mermaid tail whenever you’re in water?    

Never have to sleep

or

never have to eat? 

Travel to school in a submarine 

or

a hot air balloon?    

Have a waterfall in your bedroom 

or

a trampoline park in your backyard? 

Watch an outdoor movie 

or

go stargazing?

Receive a bouquet of roses 

or

cake pops?

Plant a garden 

or

paint a mural?

Go to school in a different country for a year 

or

host an exchange student at your house?

Learn to speak a new language 

or

code in a new programming language?

Adopt a pet pig 

or

a pet toucan?

this or that

Write a recipe book 

or

 a mystery novel?

Fly an airplane 

or

steer a boat?

Take care of cats at a pet resort 

or

bake pies for a dessert shop?

Compete in a science fair 

or

a soccer tournament?

Be too cold 

or

too hot?

Live at the zoo 

or

in the White House?   

Work on a school project as a group 

or

on your own?

Create a new holiday 

or

name a star in the sky?    

Be able to change the length 

or

color of your hair every morning?    

Spend 24 hours in a haunted mansion 

or

a tiny submarine?    

Have the power to stop time 

or

turn invisible? 

Eat only bananas 

or

avocados for a week?

this or that

Cure a disease    

or

discover a way to make shots not hurt?

Fly an airplane 

or

climb a tree?    

Write thank-you cards 

or

plan a surprise party for all the teachers at school?

For more would-you-rather questions, check out the This or That or That? Quiz Book.

 

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