crosswords for kids
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Kids' word games for learning English vocabulary

Online games that go well with our crossword puzzles:

picture dictionaries
vocabulary quizzes

picture dictionaries

Our interactive picture dictionaries introduce young students to basic English words, grouped into 36 thematic topics. With the help of them your students can learn spelling and pronunciation of 360 English words, and see what they mean. Below you will find some tips and ideas on how to work with the dictionaries, plus links to all of them.

how to work with the picture dictionaries

Learn English through pictures

First, you can see pictures of the words. To start, click on the picture of the word you want to learn.

English through pictures, words and sounds

Now listen, read and repeat. There is also a short definition of the word (useful for older kids).

Fun English activities for ESL kids

If you want to hide the words and definitions, and go back to the intro screen, click on the Bear.

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vocabulary quizzes

Our multiple-choice vocabulary quizzes are designed to consolidate new material and revise reading skills online. In each quiz there are ten questions displayed randomly. Below you will find some tips and ideas on how to play these games, plus links to all of them.

how to play vocabulary quizzes

Games for learning English


To start, click on the Quiz text. Read the question carefully, then look at the words with picture clues on the right. You have four options to choose from.

Learning English games for ESL kids


Click on the word you think is correct. If you are right, you gain one point. If your answer is wrong, you can show the correct one.

Fun English quizzes for ESL kids


Use the Next button to continue. At the end of the game, you can see your total score.

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learning and teaching resources

english vocabulary worksheets for kids

There are 36 thematic crossword puzzles with verbal clues to choose from. Designed for further practice, they complete our online resources. However, you can use these worksheets independently, in any way you like.

To start using our crossword puzzles, you might find it helpful to use the quick guides.

ideas for classroom games and activities »
If your students like solving crosswords, you could expand this activity by playing related word games. Here are some suggestions.

related online activities »
Take the learning online! We offer a variety of word games that go well with our crossword puzzles.

printable worksheets »
Here you can browse, download and print all crossword puzzles sorted alphabetically by topic.