Printable games for kids

Describing People


a board game with cards for kids learning English


game instructions

This is a board game with cards for 2 players (or teams) to learn and practise English vocabulary used to describe people.


preparation

Print out a game board 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 double-sided cards (pdf).

Before playing the game revise or pre-teach the names of all the items on the playing cards.


how to play

In this game, there is one person asking questions (Player Q) and the other person answering questions (Player A). You can play this game using a board with cards, or game boards only (one for each player).

  • Decide who will be Player Q and Player A.
  • Player Q gets a game board. Player A selects an envelope, takes out the cards and fans them in his or her hand secretly.
  • Player Q has to guess the secret set by asking yes/no questions, for example, Has he got fair moustaches? According to the given answers, Player Q eliminates the pictures on his/her game board until he or she finds out the secret set.

game variations

The game can be played on two boards, one for each player. Player A marks his or her secret set of pictures, then Player Q tries to guess the secret set by process of elimination.

  • One kid secretly chooses one of the six sets of pictures without telling their partner.
  • The partner must guess which set has been chosen by asking Has he/she got...? and working out by elimination which set it must be.

Also, you can use the playing cards to play different games such as memory, matching or guessing games. For some ideas, check out our 22 Flashcards Games handbook (pdf).


resources to download and print

Our printables are in pdf format. To download them, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.