English grammar for kids: present simple quiz games

how to play

This is a game for 2-4 players (or teams). Kids move along the game track that is made of both task and wild cards. Task cards are double-sided and self-checking, with the grammar task on one side, and the answer on the reverse.

  • Shuffle task and wild cards. Make your own game course by placing the cards face up (answer side down) on the floor or table.
  • Students roll the dice and land on a card.
  • If it is a wild card, they follow the instruction, e.g. Miss a turn, Sing an English song.
  • If it is a task card, they use the pictures and words on it to make a sentence, for example, in the negative form: He doesn't swim fast.
  • Then he or she checks the answer by flipping the card.
  • Each correct answer gains one point. The student with the most points wins the game.


  • Print out task and wild cards. 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.
  • Before playing the game revise or pre-teach the names of all the items on the task cards.
  • You will need a place marker for each player and a dice to play the game. If you would like to make your own paper markers, you can use our colourful templates.

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 present simple.

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