family matching game
english vocabulary for kids

Games for kids learning English

If kids are new to the topic, or if they need some help with their spelling, introduce the vocabulary by using our wordlist or picture dictionary before playing the game. Otherwise, they may find it quite difficult.

how to play

1.


  • There are twenty cards in the game.
  • Ten of the cards have pictures and ten of the cards have words.
  • At the beginning of the game they are displayed face down.
  • Click on two cards to match the word and the picture.

2.


  • If the two cards don’t match, they are turned face down again.
  • If they show the pair, the cards remain open.
  • Continue until you have ten pairs.

3.


  • Try to remember where the pictures or words are.
  • You have to match all the pictures and words as quickly as possible.
  • Don't worry if your result is not perfect! Just click on the Play Again button to start the new game.

related printables

learn and practise english with our printables that go well with the family matching game

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Worksheets for teaching English to kids
  • bingo! cards
  • worksheet »
  • Bingo! cards are a fun way to build language skills. You can use them for introducing and practising vocabulary, and they are great to play word games. Also, kids can collect them to make their own picture dictionaries.
Flashcards for learning English
  • flashcards
  • flashcard set »
  • Flashcards make learning fun. They are a great tool for presenting, practising and revising new vocabulary. Also, you can use them to play different word games such as memory, matching or guessing games.
ESL resources for teachers and students
  • read and match
  • test »
  • answer key »
  • This is a very easy matching test designed for ESL beginners and young kids. In this activity, students draw lines between each word and its picture.

learning and teaching resources

to help esl kids learn and practise english vocabulary connected with the family theme