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5 'would you rather' quick writing activities

  • by: Anna from Pobble
  • On: 12, May 2021
14 min read

It’s likely you’ve heard of the ‘would you rather’ game or maybe even played it. It’s perfect as an ice-breaker, conversation starter or just as a bit of fun! But have you considered using ‘would you rather' questions to prompt some opinion-based writing? 

A simple, thought-provoking question giving only two options prompts critical thinking and gives children the opportunity to analyse and evaluate their opinions.


Pobble’s 'would you rather' Quick Writes allow them to express their thoughts and develop an argument in a short piece of writing. Ideal if you've got a few minutes spare and want to work on your pupils writing skills. 

We recommend that these are completed in under 10 minutes and are not marked. The aim is to encourage your class to write down whatever comes to mind and focus on completing the task rather than quality and accuracy.

Check out these 5 fun ‘would you rather’ writing prompts. You can find ready-made lesson presentations for each one on Pobble. Each one comes with a word bank, thought-provoking images and sentence starters:

Would you rather be able to control fire or control water? 

Quick write

See this Quick Write on Pobble

Would you rather be a famous inventor or a famous writer? 

Quick writesSee this Quick Write on Pobble

Would you rather live 100 years in the past or 100 years in the future? 

Quick writeSee this Quick Write on Pobble

Would you rather be able to control the weather or have the ability to talk to animals?
Quick writeSee this Quick Write on Pobble
Would you rather be a teacher or a pupil?

Quick writeSee this Quick Write on PobbleWith a Pobble subscription, all of our lessons are editable to suit your teaching needs. Feeling creative? You can easily build your own lesson presentation using our unique slide types. All of the presentations are easily accessible wherever you need to share them - at home, in school or with fellow teachers… You can even print them out!

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