'Would you rather?' is a great outdoor activity suitable for young children of all abilities. The aim of would you rather is to decide which option you would prefer. This allows children to better understand themselves of what they truly would like.


  • A Rope
  • Trivia Questions—Adapt questions to suit either the topic/ability/setting


Lay the rope out on the ground in a straight line. Ask the group to straddle the rope. When you ask a question they need to jump to the left or the right depending on where you have indicated for each answer. You can use this as an icebreaker or to reinforce previous learning and to check learning has taken place. Start each question with;

Would you rather?

Would you rather be here Would you rather be here
Eat sprouts Eat broccoli
Sing Dance
Wearing wellies Wear trainers
Use a fire stick Use matches
Jump like a frog Slither like a snake
Play with others Play on your own
Be completely hairless like a worm Be completely hairy like a rat
Wet Dry
Be a beetle Be a frog
Be invisible Be able to fly
Be loud Be quiet
Drink hot chocolate Drink juice
Kiss a slug Cuddle a worm

Safety Tips

Do a visual scan for any trip hazards on the floor. Space awareness—make sure that the group don’t bump into each other.