See fun "Never Have I Ever" questions for kids to break the ice in your classroom and help students get to know one another.
Never Have I Ever Questions for Kids
Never have I ever … had to start the school year without a fun icebreaker to help my students get to know one another a little better … at least that’s what we hear teachers in our community say after they download this easy-to-print getting-to-know-you game!
This fun game was created by our teacher team to use on the first day of school or any time you are bringing a new set of students together.
The free printable PDF includes three different game sheets, each with a fresh list of 20 never have I ever questions for kids.
Teach Starter’s Plus Plan members can also access an editable version to add their own questions.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Never Have I Ever Questions for Kids
If you’ve never played Never Have I Ever, that’s OK. Our teacher team has tips on getting the most out of this fun icebreaker.
The premise of the game is that players are presented with questions about things they have or have not done, and they’re prompted to respond to let their fellow players know about their experiences with the topic of the question. It’s a great way for students to get to know one another, as well as a way to forge bonds as students realize they have shared experiences with their classmates.
You can use the game sheets in this resource to play the game in small groups or as a whole class.
Whole Class Instructions
- Bring your students together in a circle.
- The teacher then reads the Never Have I Ever questions off to the class one at a time.
- When students hear a question listing something they’ve done, they have to take one step back, away from the circle. If they have not done it, they can stay where they are.
- Once you have read off all of the questions, the student who is standing the farthest distance from their starting point is the winner.
Small Group Instructions
- Break students out into groups of 3 to 5 players.
- Print out your three Never Have I Ever Question sheets, and randomly provide one to each group. Make sure each student in the group receives the same sheet!
- Instruct your students to choose a question reader for their group or take turns reading off the questions.
- When students hear a question listing something they’ve never done, they add a check mark on their own sheet.
- Encourage students who did not make a checkmark to share a bit about their experience with their classmates.
- When all of the questions have been read, students tally up how many checkmarks they have, assigning a point to each one.
- The person with the lowest score at the end of the game is the winner.
Download Your Questions
Three different game versions have been provided to allow for repeated play. An editable version is also available for subscribers to create their own version! Use the drop-down menu to choose the best download for you and your students.
A Google slide version of this game is also available for Plus Plan subscribers to download, as well. Check it out below![resource:4682825]
Add More Icebreakers to Your Teacher Toolkit!
Are you looking for more tools to help break the ice and build student relationships? Take a peek at these favorites from our teacher team:
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