read-and-match tests
english classroom games for kids


classroom games ideas

Our read-and-match tests are very easy matching activities focus on spelling and reading. If your students enjoy this activity, you could expand it by playing related word games.

The games listed below require minimal preparation and can be used just to practise any vocabulary.

name the words


  • Use a set of flashcards.
  • Hold up or point to the pictures.
  • Kids name them in chorus, then individually.
  • Go faster and faster.

colour the objects


  • Use the read-and-match worksheets for colouring.
  • Tell your students, for example, The ball is red. The kite is blue.
  • Kids colour the objects.

write the words


  • Write your vocabulary words on the board. Then use flashcards (one of our flashcard sets).
  • Hold up or point to the pictures.
  • Name each picture, for example: a cow, a goose, etc.
  • Ask students to take out a piece of paper and write the words on it.

draw the words


  • Divide students into two teams.
  • The first student from each team comes to the board. Give them a word in a secret.
  • On the count of three, each student tries to draw the word as fast as he/she can.
  • The first team to guess their drawers word gets a point.

take the pictures


  • Place the flashcards with pictures on the board (or wall).
  • Divide kids into two teams. Each team forms a line.
  • Say a word matching one of the pictures on the board.
  • The first child on each team goes up to the board, takes the right picture, then moves to the back of his or her team’s line.
  • The group gets one score for each picture taken. The winner is the group that scores best.

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english vocabulary worksheets for kids

There are 36 thematic read-and-match picture tests 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 read-and-match tests, you might find it helpful to use the quick guides.

ideas for classroom games and activities »
Our read-and-match tests are very easy matching activities focus on spelling and reading. If your students enjoy this activity, you could expand it by playing related classroom games.

related online activities »
Take the learning online! We offer a variety of word games that go well with the read-and-match tests.

printable worksheets »
Here you can browse, download and print all read-and-match tests sorted alphabetically by topic.