vocabulary quizzes
english classroom games for kids


classroom games ideas

Quizzes are a fantastic way to see what your students have already learnt. Also, they can be useful as a consolidation activity. Why not use our printable resources to create your own quizzes to use with your class? Here you can find some suggestions.

The games listed below focus on reading and vocabulary building. They require minimal preparation and can be used just to practise any vocabulary.

word hunters


  • Write your vocabulary words on the board.
  • The words are not in any order but scattered all over.
  • Divide the class into two teams. Give a piece of chalk to a kid from each team.
  • Read the definition of a word.
  • The first student to circle the word wins a point for his / her team.

noughts and crosses


  • Draw on the board a Noughts and Crosses grid with your vocabulary words in the boxes.
  • Divide the class into two teams. Team A plays with an X and Team B with an O.
  • Team A chooses a box and say the definition of the word.
  • If the answer is correct, rub out the word and write an X in the box. If the answer is wrong, and Team B can correct it with their first guess, you write an O in that box. Then Team B takes the turn, etc.
  • The winner is the team which first completes a line in any direction (vertically, horizontally or diagonally).

classroom quiz


  • Before class, prepare a set of questions (you can use our ready-to-print quiz worksheets).
  • Divide the class into two teams. Decide with the class how many points are needed to win.
  • Draw a scoring table on the board.
  • To begin, read the first question (you can select it randomly).
  • If a member of either team thinks they can answer, they raise their hand and must give their answer immediately.
  • If it is correct, their team earns a point.
  • If it is not correct, the other team has thirty seconds (or whatever seems a reasonable length of time) in which to try to answer.
  • If they answer correctly, they earn a point.
  • If neither team answers correctly, give the correct answer(s).
  • Continue play by asking one question from each category in turn.
  • The game is over when a team reaches the target number of points.

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english vocabulary worksheets for kids

There are 36 thematic vocabulary quizzes 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 vocabulary quizzes, you might find it helpful to use the quick guides.

ideas for classroom games and activities »
Quizzes are a fantastic way to see what your students have already learnt. Why not use our printable resources to create your own quizzes to use with your class? Here are some suggestions.

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