150 Never Have I Ever Questions for Kids

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Arm yourself with our ultimate list of child-safe Never Have I Ever questions.

Never Have I Ever is a game that’s simple in theory, but in practice can become more challenging or complex. However, it’s not the rules or the gameplay that make it so — it’s the questions.

Use our Never Have I Ever questions for kids, and you’ll minimize the risk of players lying to avoid embarrassment, accusing each other of being untruthful, or spilling the beans about something that’s best left unsaid.


Clean Never Have I Questions

All of these statements are clean and safe for almost any group of kids. They are useful as a warm-up before getting to the trickier stuff, or you can use them with a group of kids as a “getting to know you” exercise.

  • Never have I ever slept in an indoor blanket fort.
  • Never have I ever hidden things under my bed when I’ve been told to tidy my room.
  • Never have I ever fallen out of bed.
  • Never have I ever been the last person in the house still awake.
  • Never have I ever mixed together random items from the kitchen cupboard just to see what would happen.
  • Never have I ever eaten a non-edible item like soap.
  • Never have I ever worn my pajamas all day when I wasn’t sick.
  • Never have I ever gone to the store for someone and come back with the wrong thing.
  • Never have I ever turned off the alarm, gone back to sleep, and been late.
  • Never have I ever eaten breakfast food for dinner.
  • Never have I ever written secrets in a diary.
  • Never have I ever purposely not done my chores.
  • Never have I ever jumped out to scare someone.
  • Never have I ever been to a wedding.
  • Never have I ever laughed so much it hurt.
  • Never have I ever lipsynced in front of the mirror.
  • Never have I ever eaten something until it made me sick.
  • Never have I ever been in the hospital.
  • Never have I ever danced in the house on my own.
  • Never have I ever seen a shooting star.
  • Never have I ever worn odd socks by accident.
  • Never have I ever had a terrible haircut.
  • Never have I ever broken a bone.
  • Never have I ever gone out without brushing my hair.
  • Never have I ever said I loved a gift I hated, just so the other person wouldn’t feel bad.

Funny Never Have I Questions

Part of the fun of playing Never Have I Ever is making people laugh. Sometimes it’s the statement itself that prompts the giggles. Other times, it’s the answer or the story behind the answer.

For a lighthearted game, stick to the funny questions, or roll this list out if kids make up their own statements, but things are getting a little too intense.

  • Never have I ever told myself a joke and laughed out loud.
  • Never have I ever fallen over my own feet.
  • Never have I ever picked my favorite color Skittles out of the pack and left the other behind for everyone else.
  • Never have I ever accidentally put sugar on my food instead of salt.
  • Never have I ever cooked something so bad that people spat it out when they took a bite.
  • Never have I ever watched a TV program I was too old for, just for fun.
  • Never have I ever recorded a video of myself being silly.
  • Never have I ever laughed so hard that my drink came out off my nose.
  • Never have I ever scooped a spoonful of peanut butter or Nutella out of the jar and eaten it like it was a popsicle.
  • Never have I ever walked into a wall.
  • Never have I ever been scared by my own reflection.
  • Never have I ever drawn a face on my hand and used it as a puppet.
  • Never have I ever accidentally said a swear word in front of my parents.
  • Never have I ever eaten from a bowl, like a dog, to see what it was like.
  • Never have I ever waved back at someone only to realize they weren’t waving at me.
  • Never have I ever said sorry or excuse me for something when I was on my own.
  • Never have I ever been left hanging for a high-five.
  • Never have I ever talked out loud to my toys.
  • Never have I ever made silly faces by putting tape on my face.
  • Never have I ever fallen asleep in one place and woke up somewhere else.
  • Never have I ever made up a secret language.
  • Never have I ever begged to taste something, had a bite, hated it, but pretended to like it so I didn’t look silly.
  • Never have I ever knocked over a drink on the table and soaked someone else.
  • Never have I ever tried to draw with my toes.
  • Never have I ever drawn a mustache on my face.

Embarrassing Never Have I Questions

For kids who know each other and get on well, embarrassing Never Have I Ever questions can be a great deal of fun.

However, if there’s one child among them who might be ganged up on, give the embarrassing questions a pass. Otherwise, you’ll have a meltdown or falling out on your hands.

  • Never have I ever been on stage and forgotten my lines, my steps, or otherwise frozen up.
  • Never have I ever been caught making faces behind someone’s back.
  • Never have I ever started talking to someone I thought I knew, then realized I didn’t.
  • Never have I ever answered someone only to find they weren’t talking to me.
  • Never have I ever made kissy faces at myself in the mirror.
  • Never have I ever imagined I was someone else.
  • Never have I ever pretended to be from another country and spent the day speaking in a fake accent.
  • Never have I ever walked in on someone in the bathroom.
  • Never have I ever had someone walk in on me in the bathroom.
  • Never have I ever worn something inside out all day without realizing it.
  • Never have I ever dialed the wrong number and started talking before the other person could stop me.
  • Never have I ever blurted out a secret I was supposed to be keeping.
  • Never have I ever screamed aloud while watching a scary movie.
  • Never have I ever been too scared to look under the bed and check for monsters.
  • Never have I ever said something embarrassing in my sleep.
  • Never have I ever told a joke and had nobody laugh.
  • Never have I ever said something I shouldn’t online when I thought my microphone was off.
  • Never have I ever been caught staring at my crush.
  • Never have I ever fallen over and had everyone see my underwear.
  • Never have I ever argued with myself or told myself off out loud.
  • Never have I ever called someone mommy by accident.
  • Never have I ever answered the phone in a silly voice, thinking it was my friend calling, only for it to be someone else.
  • Never have I ever pretended to like something just because my crush liked it.
  • Never have I ever incorrectly answered a simple question about myself, such as “What’s your name?”
  • Never have I ever turned up at an event only to discover I was in the wrong place, or it was the wrong day.

School Never Have I Questions

The majority of kids can feel comfortable with school-focused Never Have I Ever questions because these options are unlikely to be impacted by differences in home life.

Some of my own children are homeschooled, but they can still use most of these questions with their friends, except those involving parent/teacher interactions.

  • Never have I ever copied the work of the person next to me.
  • Never have I ever had my mom or dad do my homework for me.
  • Never have I ever filled in my reading log without doing the reading.
  • Never have I ever lied about why I didn’t do my homework.
  • Never have I ever pretended not to know the answer to a question because I didn’t want to speak up in front of the whole class.
  • Never have I ever been late for school.
  • Never have I ever pretended to be sick so that I could go home.
  • Never have I ever done school work I didn’t have to do, just because I enjoyed it.
  • Never have I ever walked into the wrong classroom.
  • Never have I ever said I forgot my P.E. uniform so I could sit out the class.
  • Never have I ever swapped lunch with a friend.
  • Never have I ever brought the wrong books to school.
  • Never have I ever left my homework at home, without meaning to.
  • Never have I ever passed notes in class.
  • Never have I ever thrown something at someone in the classroom.
  • Never have I ever fallen over in the schoolyard in front of everyone.
  • Never have I ever performed in a school play.
  • Never have I ever tried out for a school sports team.
  • Never have I ever been given a detention.
  • Never have I ever been sent to the principal’s office for something I didn’t do.
  • Never have I ever forged a note from my parents.
  • Never have I ever skipped a class.
  • Never have I ever fallen asleep in class.
  • Never have I ever taken a class pet home.
  • Never have I ever spent my lunch money on candy.

Family Never Have I Questions

This category is great for when you spend quality time together, keeping everyone amused on a journey or for family gatherings. This is especially true for get-togethers with family members you don’t see too often, or those the kids are meeting for the first time.

  • Never have I ever tried on another family member’s shoes.
  • Never have I ever drank straight from the container.
  • Never have I ever pretended to be sick to get out of doing my chores.
  • Never have I ever forgotten to pass on a telephone message.
  • Never have I ever tried to crack someone’s phone or computer password.
  • Never have I ever forgotten an important date like a birthday, and asked someone else if the gift they bought could be from both of us.
  • Never have I ever taken a bite from something and put it back in the fridge.
  • Never have I ever used up all of the hot water.
  • Never have I ever done the laundry and accidentally dyed everyone’s clothes a funny color.
  • Never have I ever eaten the last item in a packet and put the empty box back in the cupboard.
  • Never have I ever made someone else late by turning off the alarm.
  • Never have I ever secretly stayed up all night watching movies or playing games.
  • Never have I ever stalked someone’s friend on social media to make sure they are “suitable.”
  • Never have I ever peed in the shower.
  • Never have I ever lied about where another family member has gone.
  • Never have I ever found and eaten someone’s secret food stash.
  • Never have I ever borrowed clothes without asking.
  • Never have I ever owned an exotic pet.
  • Never have I ever said I was going to a friend’s house, and actually gone somewhere else.
  • Never have I ever broken something special to someone else and put it back together without telling them.
  • Never have I ever wondered what it would be like to live with a different family.
  • Never have I ever pulled a prank that went wrong.
  • Never have I ever used my phone under the table when I shouldn’t.
  • Never have I ever pretended to have an important appointment so I could spend some time on my own.
  • Never have I ever pretended I wasn’t related to a family member.

Gross Never Have I Questions

While there are some kids out there who do not enjoy the gross and disgusting, many kids do.

The only problem with asking gross Never Have I Ever questions is that you may not be able to look at each other in quite the same way again.

  • Never have I ever used a public restroom to poop, discovered there was no toilet paper on the roll and had to use the cardboard tube to “clean up.”
  • Never have I ever eaten something I know would give me bad gas because I wanted to make people laugh with my stinky farts later.
  • Never have I ever sneezed into a tissue then inspected what was in it.
  • Never have I ever shared a water bottle with someone, taken a mouthful of water, and felt a piece of something floating in it.
  • Never have I ever sniffed my underwear to see if it was clean enough to wear.
  • Never have I ever scratched inside my ear and then tasted my finger.
  • Never have I ever dropped food on the ground in the street, then picked it up and eaten it.
  • Never have I ever enjoyed watching in the mirror as the goo come out of a blackhead or spot as I squeezed it.
  • Never have I ever weighed myself before and after going to the bathroom so I would know how much my poop weighed.
  • Never have I ever sat down on the toilet and realized there was someone else’s pee on the seat.
  • Never have I ever poked at a dog poop with a stick.
  • Never have I ever picked off a scab and eaten it.
  • Never have I ever picked mold off a piece of food and eaten what was left.
  • Never have I ever turned on the faucet to let the water run and pretended to wash my hands after going to the bathroom.
  • Never have I ever thrown up in my mouth then swallowed it.
  • Never have I ever had a long conversation with someone only to discover afterward I had a booger hanging out of my nose.
  • Never have I ever licked another person’s fingers clean.
  • Never have I ever leaned over a balcony, hocked a loogie, and spat it to the ground.
  • Never have I ever poked a food item up my nose, then pulled it out again and eaten it.
  • Never have I ever rolled up a booger and flicked it at someone.
  • Never have I ever eaten gum another person has already chewed.
  • Never have I ever had diarrhea, run to the toilet, but not made it in time, and pooped my pants.
  • Never have I ever used another person’s toothbrush.
  • Never have I ever sucked the end of a pen I borrowed and given it back.
  • Never have I ever fallen and landed in poop.

How to Play Never Have I Ever with Kids

Players can sit in a circle or at a table. They’ll take turns asking the questions, according to which game method you like — we’ll go over popular methods in this section. Everyone has to tell the truth when answering.

You can either use a list of Never Have I Ever questions and ask them in order, use our tool to choose random questions, or have players ask their own questions.

Using our pre-written list avoids any of the kids dropping an inappropriate or embarrassing question into the mix.

Different Ways to Play Never Have I Ever

This is a versatile game that can be played in one of a few ways:

Paddles

Each player has a paddle or some other item they can hold up. A “quizmaster” is chosen to make the statements. Each time a remark is made, the players hold up their item to show they have done it or keep their item down if they have not.

There’s no scoring involved, so there are no winners or losers. This version works well as an icebreaker activity for a group of kids who don’t know each other.

Fingers

The players hold up either five or ten fingers. Each time a question is asked, players fold down one finger if they have done “it.” When a player has folded down all of their fingers, they are out (1).

The last player left is the winner. Statements can be read out by one person, or the players can take turns.

Eat Up

Give each player ten pieces of food. You can use ten grapes, ten pieces of candy, or ten of anything else you choose.

Each time a statement is read out, a player eats one item for everything they have done. When a player has nothing left to eat, they are out. The last player with a piece of food is the winner.

Have I?

Players take turns to make a Never Have I Ever statement, and the other players have to guess if it is true. A player gets one point for each time they get it right. The first to ten points wins or the person with the most points at the end wins.


Never Have I Ever Had So Much Fun

Never Have I Ever is a flexible game. The methods can be adjusted from easy to complex to make sure everyone has a great time.

You can play with a group of people in a way that allows someone to win or only ask a couple of questions with one other person.

This flexibility makes it ideal for playing on a journey, at a family gathering, or with a group of kids who are just getting to know each other.

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About the Author

Patricia Barnes

Patricia Barnes is a homeschooling mom of 5 who has been featured on Global TV, quoted in Parents magazine, and writes for a variety of websites and publications. Doing her best to keep it together in a life of constant chaos, Patti would describe herself as an eclectic mess maker, lousy crafter, book lover, autism mom, and insomniac.
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