A Back to school game or PSHE activity that allows you to get to know your class.
The Never Have I Ever game is a relatively simple game that can provide great entertainment and really help a teacher make connections with their pupils. This highly verbal game helps people get to know each other and also have great fun.
Within the resource, 32 individual cards are provided with ‘I have never’ questions on them. Pupils can each be given a card to read out to their classmates.
Once a child has read out their ‘I have never’ card, children that have done that particular thing, then lose a life, and must cross off a heart from their sheet. Play continues until someone has lost 10 lives and is out.
It won't take long before children realize that the idea of "I have never" is to raise their hand if they HAVE done the thing that has been read out.
Teachers can really get to know pupils by pausing in between cards to discuss a child’s particular experience. Pupils will also be given the opportunity to reflect on experiences that they have had, and consider the different ways that they could have acted.
Some cards are more serious and some are more humorous.
Building connections with a class and individual pupils is so important, and this simple game is a great way to do it.