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100 Would You Rather Icebreakers for Youth Groups

youth teens standing in circle with hands uplifted and smilingYouth group should be a place where teens can get to know one another and feel comfortable. Don’t waste time on awkward introductions — a few of these would you rather icebreakers will have your youth group laughing in no time. 

Two Bad Options

  1. Would you rather give up coffee or soda for the rest of your life?
  2. Would you rather work your dream job for barely any money or the worst job ever for a billion dollars?
  3. Would you rather get stranded on a desert island or never get to be alone for the rest of your life?
  4. Would you rather eat only meat or only vegetables?
  5. Would you rather live in a treehouse or underground?
  6. Would you rather always smell like rotten eggs or always be sweaty?
  7. Would you rather eat a bug or get stung by a jellyfish?
  8. Would you rather walk everywhere or drive everywhere?
  9. Would you rather eat all your food ice cold or super hot?
  10. Would you rather eat good food with a person you don’t like or bad food with a person you do like?
  11. Would you rather get a flat tire or oversleep?
  12. Would you rather trip at graduation or accidentally ruin someone’s surprise birthday party?
  13. Would you rather eat your least favorite food every day or study your least favorite subject every day?
  14. Would you rather replace your shampoo with ranch dressing or replace your deodorant with garlic?
  15. Would you rather not have electricity or not have indoor plumbing?
  16. Would you rather never read a book again or never listen to music again?
  17. Would you rather go to jail for a crime you didn’t commit or send someone else to jail for a crime they didn’t commit?
  18. Would you rather eat something super spicy or super sour?
  19. Would you rather always have to cough or always have to sneeze?
  20. Would you rather let your sibling name your first baby or let your grandma/great aunt name your first baby?

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Two Good Options

  1. Would you rather see a concert with your favorite band or a game with your favorite sports team?
  2. Would you rather write a bestselling novel or direct a blockbuster movie?
  3. Would you rather be a talented athlete or a talented artist?
  4. Would you rather speak the same language as your dog or be able to climb trees like a squirrel?
  5. Would you rather meet Oprah or Ellen?
  6. Would you rather be able to play an instrument or be able to dance?
  7. Would you rather never sit in traffic again or never wait in line again?
  8. Would you rather have a photographic memory or have the best social skills of all time?
  9. Would you rather win the lottery or your best friend win the lottery?
  10. Would you rather win money for your work or win a prestigious award?
  11. Would you rather have unlimited outfits or unlimited food (both are only for yourself, and you’re not allowed to share)?
  12. Would you rather go scuba diving or parasailing?
  13. Would you rather be a TV show host or a TV show star?
  14. Would you rather own a baby monkey or a baby seal?
  15. Would you rather go hiking or lay by the pool?
  16. Would you rather watch the sunrise or sunset?
  17. Would you rather go to your dream college or get your dream job?
  18. Would you rather have a flower garden or a vegetable garden?
  19. Would you rather have 80’s style or 70’s style (you have to live in present day)?
  20. Would you rather marry your real-life celebrity crush or marry a fictional (TV or book) crush?
 
 

When I Grow Up

  1. Would you rather drive a huge truck or a tiny smart car?
  2. Would you rather live in New York City or on a farm twenty miles from anyone else?
  3. Would you rather work a job late at night or early in the morning?
  4. Would you rather have a huge but not very fancy wedding or a small but very fancy wedding?
  5. Would you rather eat out for every meal or have a personal chef at your house?
  6. Would you rather live in a huge (but smelly) house or a small (but good-smelling) apartment?
  7. Would you rather go bald at 25 or have hair down to your knees for the rest of your life?
  8. Would you rather travel exclusively by plane or travel exclusively by train?
  9. Would you rather work on the top floor of a skyscraper or work in a basement?
  10. Would you rather live somewhere where it snowed year-round or where it was ninety degrees year-round?
  11. Would you rather do something STEM-related or something humanities-related?
  12. Would you rather have all male children or all female children?
  13. Would you rather have lots of pretty close friends or just one best friend?
  14. Would you rather be famous for a job you don’t like or have do a job you love but are never famous for it?
  15. Would you rather live at the beach or in the mountains?
  16. Would you rather be a bodybuilder or a professional golfer?
  17. Would you rather win an Oscar or a Grammy?
  18. Would you rather travel all the time or stay in the same city all the time?
  19. Would you rather have smart kids or funny kids?
  20. Would you rather live far away from your family or right next door to your family?

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Pop Culture & The Internet

  1. Would you rather delete your Instagram or your Snapchat?
  2. Would you rather only listen to one song for the rest of your life (but you get to choose the song) or only listen to the music your parents like for the rest of your life?
  3. Would you rather live in the 1990’s or live today?
  4. Would you rather watch sitcoms or drama?
  5. Would you rather be best friends with a celebrity or be a celebrity yourself?
  6. Would you rather be on a reality TV show or produce a reality TV show?
  7. Would you rather give up your phone or your computer?
  8. Would you rather be Twitter famous or Instagram famous?
  9. Would you rather be the star of your favorite TV show or be a member of your favorite band?
  10. Would you rather work at Disney World or Harry Potter World?
  11. Would you rather find out your favorite movie is real or find out your favorite book is real?
  12. Would you rather eat a meal made by a celebrity chef or get an outfit designed by a celebrity stylist?
  13. Would you rather host your own late-night show or your own morning show?
  14. Would you rather go to the Met Gala or the Oscars?
  15. Would you rather live in Los Angeles or New York City?
  16. Would you rather have to tell jokes to a famous comedian or have to sing in front of a famous singer?
  17. Would you rather have to explain how Wi-Fi works to a time traveler or have to explain how social media works to a time traveler?
  18. Would you rather write the song of the summer or attend a royal wedding?
  19. Would you rather your entire family be famous or your best friend be famous?
  20. Would you rather embarrass yourself in front of your favorite celebrity or never meet them at all?

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School

  1. Would you rather be class president or class vice president?
  2. Would you rather be on a sports team or be involved in theatre?
  3. Would you rather take all your electives on one day of the week or spread them out throughout the week?
  4. Would you rather have an amazing teacher who doesn’t like you or a bad teacher who likes you?
  5. Would you rather take the bus or walk to school?
  6. Would you rather bring your lunch or eat lunch at school?
  7. Would you rather present in front of your whole class or present just in front of your teacher?
  8. Would you rather write your school newspaper or give your school announcements?
  9. Would you rather be a teacher or be a principal?
  10. Would you rather work full-time or go to school full-time?
  11. Would you rather wear pajamas to school or a suit to school (no one else is wearing the same thing)?
  12. Would you rather wear your school colors every day or wear a uniform to school?
  13. Would you rather teach your favorite subject or run your favorite club?
  14. Would you rather do two hours of easy homework or 30 minutes of hard homework?
  15. Would you rather have an extra-long lunch period or get to have recess again?
  16. Would you rather give a terrible presentation to your class, but get an A or turn in good work silently, but get an F?
  17. Would you rather have one week off every month, but no summer, or stick with a regular school schedule?
  18. Would you rather your parents spend a school day with you or go to work one day with your parents?
  19. Would you rather sit next to a kid who smells bad or a kid who talks loudly enough to get you in trouble?
  20. Would you rather take a class you love with a teacher you hate or a class you hate with a teacher you love?
A few of these goofy would you rather questions are sure to break the ice in your youth group! 

Kayla Rutledge is a college student who spends most of her time writing, singing for her church and eating quesadillas.