Printable games for kids

Word Hunters

a board with cards game for kids learning English

Language aim: learning the alphabet and various vocabulary.


  • Print out a game grid and cards. If you want, you can stick the printout onto the heavy paper. Laminate for future use.
  • Cut out the individual cards, fold them and glue. Learn more how to prepare our cards (pdf). They are double-sided with letters on one side and colourful patterns on the other.
  • Before playing the game revise or pre-teach the names of all the items on the playing cards.
  • Our printables are in pdf format. To download them, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

how to play

This is a word game that can be played individually, in pairs or small teams.

  • Give each student a copy of the game sheet. Choose five question categories, for example, Animals, Colours, Toys etc.
  • Shuffle and spread all the ABC cards out face down on the table between the players.
  • Select a letter at random. Now your students must, as fast as they can, fill the categoties with words beginning with this letter.
  • The one that finishes first counts: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, then shouts: Stop!
  • If they all have the same word for each category: 5 points each; different words 10 points; and if only one person can get a word 20 points.