Dinner games

Would You Rather (Why)?

This is a game of choices – sometimes disgusting ones!

Around the table you take turns posing a question with two options, saying:

Would you rather …X or Y… ?

Each person says which choice they would make and why.

Here’s some real-life examples from my family as the kids have grown from preschool to teens:

  • Preschoolers
    • Would you rather be a cat or a lion? Would you rather eat a lizard or a worm?
  • Primary schoolers
    • Would you rather eat the single hottest chilli in the world, or eat 200 medium chillies? Would you rather run at the speed of light but your feet really hurt, or fly very slowly but your arms really hurt?
  • High schoolers
    • Would you rather be a good character in a bad movie or a bad character in a good movie? Would you rather be rich and famous but everyone hates you, or poor and sick but have heaps of friends?
  • Parents
    • Would you rather your nose was moved down to your knee or around to the back of your neck? Would you rather be the Queen or the Prime Minister?

Download the game choosers

To help you build a regular dinner game and conversation habit, we have a couple of fun ways you and the kids can choose which game to play tonight.

Print out the Dinner Dice or Chatterbox Chooser templates (they’re free in the UnYucky Shop) and have the kids cut, fold or paste them into shape.

If you want to include games from this book that didn’t fit on the dice or the chatterbox, just use the templates to make your own blank version and write the favourites in yourselves.

Another way is to have your kids write down the names of the games on slips of paper and put them in a bowl as a lucky dip each night.

Club Flawsome

If you like where this is heading and you want more where it came from, sign up for Club Flawsome – because your family, like mine, is a little bit flawed and a whole lot awesome, right?

As a Club Flawsome member you get a monthly meal plan and shopping list so you can get great meals on the table fast any night of the week, without adding What’s for dinner? to your evening chaos. You get access to the tried and tested Dinner Grinner recipes, which set a cap on prep time, cost per head, amount of mess, and number of ingredients.

You also get mindset support in videos and podcasts direct from me and special guests from my network of educators, childhood specialists, cooks, and other mums (and the occasional dad too!)

There’s more as well, like permanent discounts on UnYucky shop items for Flawsome members, AND a free copy of The Flawsome Family Mealbook when it’s released in November.

Not ready to commit? Enjoy the book as soon as it’s released (and be VIP listed for an exclusive preview chapter and recipe index) by pre-ordering the Flawsome Family Mealbook right now.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Would You Rather (Why)?

by Bec Time to read: 2 min