Often times referred to as “Would you rather?”, this or that questions present an interesting choice that will leave a lot of people thinking, making scenarios in their head, or debating endlessly what would be a better choice depending on tons of different factors.
The fun part is that there’s no in between. You HAVE to choose between one item or the other. And sometimes, the items can be extremely similar yet different enough to present an interesting conundrum. When it comes to teens and kids, there are a lot of questions that will keep them going on and on for hours. Here are a few that our team has thought of.
This or That Questions for Teens
Let’s start with this or that questions that are best-suited for teens. Once we’re done with these, we will be getting to questions that are fitting for children and tweens.
1. Netflix or Youtube?
Since you can’t choose both, then this is a question that has the potential to shatter a teen’s soul. Short, funny, or informative videos versus TV series and full movies. Who would want to be forced to pick one over the other? No one, really.
2. Alone or in a crowd?
Yet another hard question simply because no one wants to be alone all the time, yet nobody likes crowded busses either. You’d be stuck with one of these options forever, so think about it!
3. Big party or small gathering?
Frankly, this isn’t hard to answer at all. It just depends on what type of person you’re talking to. However, it’s a question worth asking because you’ll get to know someone much better. You can continue by asking them what reasons they have for choosing one answer over the other.
4. Curly or straight?
Whether you’re a boy or a girl, this can be used as an icebreaker question for your crush. If his or her reply matches your hair type, then you might just be in luck!
5. Coffee or tea?
While we don’t necessarily condone teens drinking coffee, we’re well aware that many of them have already tried it at least once. With that in mind, which one a person chooses can tell you a lot about their character.
6. Chinese or Japanese food?
We’re talking about vastly different foods here, so the choice might be extremely hard for a lot of foodies. This should keep quite a few people occupied for a while until you can think of another question.
7. iOS or Android?
Oh, boy, this is like a never-ending war. If you’re with a large group of people, you’ll start an outright debate among the participants. However, we advise you to be careful because some people are capable of fighting over this kind of stuff.
8. Card games or board games?
Unlike the previous question, this topic rarely if ever starts any fighting. You can ask people this question in case you’re out of ideas and you want a whole group of people playing a more “interactive” game.
9. Truth or dare?
We all know where this game can lead. To lots of fun, of course. Teens get extremely creative and can turn this question over on its head in ways that older people wouldn’t even think of.
10. Skirt or pants?
A simple question with a lot of possibilities. Both skirts and pants have their own set of advantages, so any girl that will get asked this question will need to figure out how to balance prom dates, going to the mall, or other activities to choose the best permanent option for themselves.
11. 50s or 80s music?
Some people say that you shouldn’t judge others by their taste. While that’s true, that doesn’t mean you can’t ask questions to get to know someone better or find something in common so you can better connect with each other.
12. Classical or modern art?
Yet another topic that’s meant to get people debating. What is art? Is everything art? How do you tell high art from low art? This simple question could literally make two or more people talk until the morning sun.
13. Iced or hot coffee?
This is a bland question compared to a few of the previous ones. However, it’s still a fun little thing to ask just to break the ice a little and get to know someone a little better.
14. Hamburger or taco?
Yet another foodie-related question with two foods that are so vastly different you might as well ask the person to pick between apples and oranges. One thing’s for sure. There are going to be a lot of talks about the pros and cons of both of these.
15. Money or free time?
Not that many teens have a job, so most of them probably don’t know how it is to be occupied for at least 4 hours a day besides school. However, if you were to make them pick between not having any money or not having any free time, then you’re going to have a lot of fun seeing them trying to figure out the puzzle to this conundrum.
16. Sinful or righteous?
This can be a tricky question for many people, especially teenagers. Some of them will say they want to be viewed as righteous, yet their only “righteous actions” consist of virtue-signalling on social media. But, then again, teenhood is a complicated period, so don’t be too harsh on yourselves.
17. Horror or comedy movie?
This one shouldn’t be that difficult. In fact, it’s a great way of seeing how many people prefer one genre over the other so that maybe you could all watch a movie later at that party or somewhere down the line at another meetup.
18. Jogging or hiking?
While both of these involve physical activity, they’re not the same. One focuses more on speed while the other focuses on endurance. Which one do you prefer? Have you ever thought about this before? Well, now’s the time to ask people this question and see if you can organize a hike through the woods later down the line.
19. Cardio or weight lifting?
If someone in the group hits the gym regularly, then they’re bound to have a strong opinion about this. The fact of the matter is, the more someone is dedicated to sports, the more they’ll be willing to teach you about nutrition and other anatomy-related sciences, so you’re going to have an opportunity to get in shape when asking this question.
20. Doctor Who or the Walking Dead?
Two famous shows that couldn’t be more different from one another even if they tried. Again, it’s one of those questions that’s meant to break the ice.
This or That Questions for Kids
Now let’s get to the kids’ questions. They’re a little more innocent, obviously. Not that the previous ones weren’t, but some of the subjects wouldn’t be all that comprehensible by children. Anyway, let’s go:
1. Batman or Spider-Man?
Arguably the most famous of all superheroes, these two giants have been battling it out for the top spot on children’s preferences lists for decades. Literally decades. So why stop now? Keep children entertained by asking this specific quesion.
2. Frozen yogurt or ice cream?
Dessert or dessert? Hard choice, really. However, this is still a good question if you’re throwing a children’s party and want to know who wants what dessert, so you’ll have time to order the right amount of everything.
3. Pizza Hut or McDonald’s?
Again, this is one of those questions that are useful for a party. You’ll know exactly how much McD’s and how many products from Pizza Hut to order once everybody’s decided what they want.
4. Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon?
The animated shows on these networks are not the same as they were when millennials were kids. However, the two channels are still different enough to warrant different tastes regardless of your child’s overall preferences.
5. Being an adult or staying a child forever?
Look out, it’s a trap! Kids, don’t grow up! Do you remember how you wanted to grow up when you were little? Well, this generation’s children will most likely want this as well.
6. The forest or the beach?
Both of them are awesome, but only one can prevail in a child’s heart. Now, of course, children who haven’t been to both of these won’t know exactly how to answer, but they’ll surely use their imagination to come up with interesting scenarios.
7. A PlayStation 5 or an Xbox Series X?
The current generation of consoles has brought the console wars to another level thanks to Ray Tracing and other crisp graphical upgrades. However, there are bound to be children who’ll answer “Nintendo Switch” to this question.
8. Cats or dogs?
There’s no denying that both of them are cute. But if your kid had to choose between one or the other, what would they pick? It’s a great question to ask if you finally have built up the courage to get them a pet.
9. Coca-Cola or Pepsi?
While we don’t recommend giving soda to children, if they have already drunk some, it’s almost impossible not to have formed an opinion by now.
10. Coloring book or stories book?
Any kid starts off with a coloring book. However, once they get older, they’ll discover the magic of books like Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn.
11. Pandas or whales?
Both are adorable and fascinating. Which one will your kid choose? The furry little bear or the giant that they’ll probably never get to see in real life?
12. Swim in a pool or in the sea?
Swimming is a fun activity for people of all ages, especially children. However, swimming in a pool and in the sea are two vastly different experiences. See which one your kids prefer so you’ll know where to take them on your next vacation.
13. Ninjas or pirates?
Both are cool in their own way, but kids will always choose one over the other. It’s fun seeing them play as ninjas or pirates in the ultimate fight.
14. Breakfast or dinner?
What’s your favorite meal? That’s basically how you can summarize this question. It gets fun once kids start listing all the reasons that they prefer one over the other.
15. City or countryside?
Again, it’s a matter of taste. But it’s also a matter of how you take care of your children. Teach them the value of hard work and clean air, and they’ll prefer the countryside. Show them the amazing things they can do in an urban environment, and they’ll enjoy the city much more.
16. Hot or cold?
There are many things that can be both hot or cold. You can choose to fill the blanks or leave kids use their imagination.
17. Winter or summer?
Again, an easy question that can be a lot of fun once kids start dissecting the good and bad of both.
18. Bath or shower?
Any kid loves taking a bath with their rubber duckies. However, showers are much more convenient and they teach kids how to better wash all of their body parts.
19. Disney World or Universal Studios?
Again, this is one of those questions that can be quite hard for most kids. But once you get an answer from them, you’ll know exactly where to take them on a memorable vacation.
20. Amusement park or day at the beach?
This could be either a follow-up question or something that you can ask before the previous question so you’ll get a better idea of how to plan a trip.
Whether you’re at a party or just want to get to know your kid or teen better, these questions are fitting for numerous occasions. You can use them to plan a trip, plan something for dinner, or simply break the ice when you want to get to know a person better. These questions might also be useful for new teachers who want to get to know their students better. You get the point, they work out well for many occasions. With that said, what other this or that questions for teens and kids have you thought about? Leave us a comment below with your ideas.