Printable games for kids


a flashcard game for kids learning English

what you need

  • This is a fun math game, but you can use the game idea to practise any vocabulary words kids are currently learning.
  • To play this game, you will need a set of flashcards.
  • 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 Expressions of Quantity topic). The instructions below are just a starting point to inspire you.

  • All of the cards are dealt out to the players. Players keep their cards in a pile face down in front of them. Before starting the game decide what the total for the game is to be, for example 20.
  • Players take it in turns to turn over a card and place it in the centre.
  • Cards in the centre are placed on top of each other.
  • When the two top cards add to the total for the game, players can Snap (slap their hand onto the top card) and call out the total.
  • The first player to do so wins the pile and adds it the bottom of his / her pile.
  • A player is out of the game if they run out of cards.
  • Last player to have cards left is the winner.