Do You Prefer?

3 - 5
None necessary, objects to mark where to go are optional
Physical Activity


Where this can be played
Indoors or outdoors
How to Play

Adult selects a location in the middle of the space where all the children start. Designate two locations where the children will move to when they make their decision. The adult then says “do you prefer” and then thinks of two items to choose from. This can be anything you like. Here are some examples:

  • Apples or Bananas?
  • Cars or bicycles?
  • Stairs or slides?
  • The beach or the mountains?
  • Snow or sand?
  • Cats or dogs?
  • If you find that children cannot decide between your two options, you can set up a third location that is for both.
Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • If you have someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, print out images of the items you will be calling before the game is played.
  • If you have someone who has a visual impairment, provide a tactile path to the locations so they are able to follow that path between the starting point and the final location.
  • If you have someone who has a gross motor limitation or uses a wheelchair, ensure the path to each location is clear of obstacles.

Source – Adapted from Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities