I bet the founding fathers didn't debate if a circle has sides to it.
People will often be happy to debate plenty of topics. These days, there’s an added edge to some debates. But let’s turn debates into a fun activity. As long as there are three, or even two of you, you can have debates. Zoom or FaceTime offers the same opportunity for someone who’s single. We won’t have normal debates this time around. These topics are based on comical, zany premises. They aren’t serious but do require thought, and can involve discussion afterwards to keep the fun going
Topics might include debating whether white is a color; why tacos vs. hot dogs are sandwiches; if cereal is actually a breakfast soup; whether or not eating a mermaid makes you a cannibal; and why plants are a kind of meat. But brainstorming is as fun as the debate itself!
Some simple rules (which you can adjust):
Kids benefit from the critical thinking skills of researching, presenting, and thinking on their feet, and will enjoy coming up with topics. Grown-ups will shake off their seriousness, and can enjoy this with a couple of drinks on FaceTime or Zoom. After a couple of rounds, you’ll also see improvements, despite the nonsensical topics. You might even have people making laughable assertions that becomes a memorable story with your friends!
Since your households may include different combinations and ages of people, and may be houses or apartments, we’re listing safe and low-cost ideas that can be broadly applicable, even if a little Yankee ingenuity is needed to tweak something to best fit your circumstance.