Yes - Yes - No

A "two truths and a lie" style small-group game.

My special needs class is usually only one or two kids, so I'm always looking for simple pair or small-group activities. This is mostly just a bunch of scaffolding built around Two Truths and a Lie but sometimes the idea well runs dry so in case anyone else has a tiny class, this worked out pretty well!

There are 4 categories (food, games, colors, and -ing activities). Players take turns listing three things they like from each category, but one item on the list is something they don't like. The other players' goal is to find the lie. To choose the category each round, you can use dice, cards, or a spinner, but I wrote them all on the bottom of a box and had the person whose turn it was flip a coin into it. If you're playing with a group, the other players rock-paper-scissors to determine who gets to ask the speaker "Do you like...?" first. In a group, whoever finds the "no" answer first wins the point (and the coin). If playing with pairs, the player gets two tries to find the lie, and if both times the answer is yes, then it's the speaker's point!

Players fill in each others' answers on the worksheet. I'm also attaching the reference sheet of -ing verbs I made for my students. We talked a lot about the results in between rounds, so it was pretty relaxed and fun!

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  • yes yes no.docx (25.6 KB)
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    Submitted by kirig19 May 18, 2023 Estimated time: ~30 minutes for 3 players
    1. OdafromTaijima May 19, 2023

      This is a fun way to simplify two truths and a lie! I like it.

    2. cosmicality November 13, 2023

      Tried this with a JHS special needs student. He got really confused when he'd ask us "Do you really like X?" and the answer "Yes!" being the wrong one, haha. I think if I did it again at my Special Needs school, I would change it to No - No - Yes and they have to find the truth.

    3. kirig19 November 29, 2023

      @cosmicality Ahhhh, one of my special needs students has trouble with lying/deceiving games, too. It slipped my mind because he was absent the day we played this. That sounds like a good way to adjust this for your student!

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