English grammar for kids: present simple dice games

how to play

This is a game for two players (or teams). In this activity kids practise the forms of verbs. Players take it in turns to roll the dice twice. First to move on the board and find the missing letters in the verb they land on, second to select their grammar task.

  • Roll a dice twice.
  • Move your marker forward the number of spaces shown on the first dice roll and find the missing letter in the verb in the box you land on. The second dice roll shows your grammar task. For example:
    You get a 3 on your first roll. You move from the box 24 to the box 27 and land on the word wr_te. The missing letter in wr_te is i.
    You get a 2 on your second roll. Your task: Say it in a negative sentence. Your answer: I don't write poems.
  • If you land on a trap box, you have to follow your teacher's instruction! For example: Miss a turn or walk like a duck.
  • The first child to reach the finish line is the winner.


  • Print out a game board. If you want, you can stick the printout onto the heavy paper. You can laminate your game board for future use.
  • Before playing the game revise or pre-teach the vocabulary used in the activity.
  • You will need a game board and a dice to play the game. Each player will need a marker.

ideas for classroom games

  • Depending on your needs and goals, you can use our resources 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 present simple.

Fun, challenging activities to practise present simple.