English grammar for kids: numbers loop games

how to play

It's a fun whole-class reaction exercise to practise numbers in English (1-100). In this loop game, there are no loosers or winners, and it doesn't have an end, so you should set up a specific time or number of rounds. The game also requires concentration, kids must listen for their turn and try not to break the chain.

  • Distribute the cards randomly to kids. Some students may get more than one card.
  • Choose a player to begin by reading their card aloud. For example, I have eighty. Who has ninety?
  • Kids check their cards and if they have the answer, they read it aloud, then ask the question which is on their card.
  • When the chain circles around to the first student, the game can be over.


  • Print out loop cards. If you want, you can stick the printout onto the heavy paper. Laminate for future use.
  • Cut out the individual cards. Learn more how to prepare our one-sided cards (pdf).
  • Before playing the game revise or pre-teach the names of all the items on the loop cards.

ideas for classroom games

  • Depending on your needs and goals, you can use the playing cards to play different games such as memory, matching or guessing games.
  • You are welcome to add your own ideas. For some suggestions, check out our 22 Flashcards Games handbook (pdf).

Flashcards and posters to teach numbers in English.

Fun, challenging activities to practise numbers in English.