school guessing 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


  • To start, click on the Guess the mystery word text.
  • The word to guess is represented by a row of yellow boxes (one box for one letter) at the top of the game board.
  • In the middle of the board there are ten notebooks that belong to the piglet.


  • At the bottom of the board you can see two rows of letters. Click on any letter that you think is in the word.
  • If the mystery word has this letter, it appears in the proper yellow box.
  • If you choose a letter that is not in the word, the piglet loses one notebook.


  • Try to guess the word before our friend loses all the notebooks.
  • When you complete the word (no matter as a winner or loser), click on the Next word button to continue the game.

related printables

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Wordsearches for teaching English to kids
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  • This activity, suitable for beginners, is a fun way to practise vocabulary and spelling skills. There are nine hidden words, and they go accross and down only.
ESL tests for kids
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  • In this unscrambled words activity, kids must rearrange the letters in the correct order to make a word. Great for practising spelling and revising new vocabulary.
Picture tests for kids learning English
  • missing letters
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  • There are ten words, and each word is missing two letters. Students look at the picture first, then fill in the mising letters to complete each word.

learning and teaching resources

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