Vocabulary worksheets for kids learning English


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Browse, download and print resources designed for learning and practising English words related to the theme Autumn: acorns, apple, chestnuts, flower, hedgehog, leaves, mushroom, pear, pumpkin, rain, squirrel, umbrella.

Types of activities

The Autumn resource set introduces twelve vocabulary words that reappear in eight different activities. Although created as a complement of our online activities and games, these resources can be used separately in any way you want.

Depending on your needs or preferences, you can browse them in three ways:

Resource set »
Take a look at the previews to see which ones are best for you and your students! Each resource image is a direct link to the pdf file.

Word games »
Here you will find a guide to our word games (Flashcards, Bingo, Domino, I Spy). The guide provides materials to download and print, as well as resource previews, short descriptions and links to the related online activities.

Worksheets »
Here you will find a guide to our worksheets (Read and Match, Missing Letters, Crossword, Wordsearch). The guide provides materials to download and print, as well as resource previews, short descriptions and links to the related online activities.

Downloading and printing

Our printables are in pdf format. To download them, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The set contains four different word games (Flashcards, Bingo, Domino, I Spy), four different worksheets (Read and Match, Missing Letters, Crossword, Wordsearch), a word games instructions and a worksheets answer key. Simply click the resource image you are interested in and print your activity.

Classroom games give kids the chance to review vocabulary words in pairs or groups. Below you will find four different types of word games to download and print. There are also handy details about each of them, plus links to the pages that contain more tips and ideas on how to use them in class.

Flashcards for teaching English to kids


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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.

  • game idea
  • In the game of Memory, players try to collect pairs of matching cards.
  • All of the cards are placed face down on a flat surface.
  • A player turns up two cards; if they match, they are collected by the player and he or she goes again.
  • If they don't match, the cards are flipped over and it's the next player's turn.
  • The player with the most matching sets of cards at the end of the game wins.
Games for teaching English


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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.

  • game idea
  • Give one Bingo! card and four markers to each player. Decide who will be a caller.
  • Kids choose four pictures (or words), then cover them with their markers.
  • The caller calls out words for any of the pictures on the Bingo! card at random.
  • Kids uncover each of their chosen pictures (or words) that they hear the caller names.
  • The first person to uncover all four pictures (or words) calls Bingo!
  • He or she then becomes the caller and the game can be repeated.
Vocabulary games for English students


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It's a fun matching game, very simple to play. In the game, players match tiles (text/picture) and get rid of their dominoes in order to win. You can use them as a warm up, filler or cooler activity.

  • game idea
  • Mix up domino tiles and place them all face down on the table. Players draw domino tiles at random and stands them in front of them so that their opponent cannot see them.
  • Choose one kid that will begin. He or she places one of their dominoes on the table. The next player must then place a matching domino next to the first one.
  • Throughout the game, players can match a domino to any one of the two open ends of the trail. When a player cannot match an end, they take a domino from the draw pile.
  • Continue taking turns putting dominoes on the table until someone wins. The winner is the first kid to get rid of all of their dominoes.
Board games for ESL teachers

I Spy

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The objective of the game is for the students to find words on the game board. The caller can say the item they have to look for, describe it or say the letter for what it begins.

  • game idea
  • For example, kids play in pairs or teams. In this game, there is one person asking questions (Player Q) and the other person answering questions (Player A).
  • Player Q says, I spy with my little eye something beginnig with B.
  • Player A has to find the right box, then answer, for example, Here! A1. Each correct answer gains one point.
  • In the next round players change roles for further practice.
  • The player with the most points at the end is the winner.

Below you will find four different types of worksheets designed to learn and practise English vocabulary in a fun way. Read handy details about each of them, and check out some ideas for extra classroom games that go well with our printables.

Worksheets for teaching English to kids

Read and Match

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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.

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

Missing Letters

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In this activity, students must fill in missing letters to spell a word correctly according to its accompanying picture.

  • activity idea
  • Write your vocabulary words in capital letters on the board.
  • Each word is missing one letter (for example, the first or the last letter).
  • Ask students to complete the words with the missing letters.
  • This can be played in groups or as a class. You can make it harder by limiting the time the kids have to guess.
English resources: crosswords


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For beginners and young kids. Great for practising and revising new vocabulary. In this activity, kids use the picture clues to figure out the words that go in the crossword.

  • activity idea
  • Divide students into two teams.
  • One kid from each team draws a picture on the board.
  • The first team to guess the word correctly scores a point.
  • If the words are easy to guess, you can make it harder by limiting the time to draw or to guess.
ESL resources: wordsearches


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This activity, suitable for beginners, is a fun way to practise vocabulary and spelling skills. There are twelve hidden words, and they go accross and down only.

  • activity idea
  • Working individually (or in pairs), your students have to write down as many vocabulary words as they can in the time limit (for example, two minutes).
  • The player with the most correct words is the winner.