Printable games for kids

Do What I Say!

a flashcard game for kids learning English

game instructions

This flashcard game idea can be adapted to any language concept (in this case, to our Giving Commands topic). The instructions below are just a starting point to inspire you.

To play this game, you will need a set of task cards, some cards with the word Bang! on them, and a box. Scroll down if you want to use our printables.

how to play

  • Put your cards in the box.
  • Players take turns reaching into the box and pulling out a card.
  • If it is a task card, they read and follow the instructions, using actions to describe the words.
  • If they are correct, they get to keep the card. If the player is incorrect, the card goes back into the box.
  • Continue taking turns, collecting correctly answered cards.
  • If you pull out a BANG! card, you must put your whole pile of cards back into the box.
  • At the end of the game, whoever has the most cards is the winner.

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.

resources to download and print

To play this game, you can use our flashcard sets. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print them.