Printable games for kids

Show Me a Picture!

a card game for kids learning English

what you need

  • This is a Simon Says style of game.
  • To play this game, you will need a set of flashcards. You can use this activity to teach vocabulary on a variety of topics.
  • Depending on your needs, make your own flashcards or scroll down for our printables.
  • Our printables are in pdf format. To download them, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

more game ideas

Flashcards are great resources to play different learning games, such as matching, memory, drilling, guessing or indication activities. If you follow this link - Flashcard fun! - you will find lots of ideas and suggestions for using our cards in class or at home.

how to play

This flashcard game idea can be adapted to any language concept (in this case, to our Likes and Dislikes topic). The instructions below are just a starting point to inspire you.

  • Hand out a set of flashcards to individual kids.
  • They listen carefully and hold up the correct card when they hear you say, for example, I like... apples!
  • They should do nothing when they hear you say, for example, I don't like... apples!
  • If they make a mistake they are eliminated.