Printable games for kids

Hello, How Are You?

a board game for kids learning English

Language aim: common English greetings and responses.


  • To play the game, you need a game board, a coin, and a place marker for each player.
  • Print out a game board and markers (you can use buttons or pawns instead). If you want, you can stick the printout onto the heavy paper. Laminate for future use.
  • Before playing the game revise or pre-teach the names of all the items on the game board.
  • Our printables are in pdf format. To download them, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

how to play

This is a simple game for 2-4 players (or teams), played on the board with picture and word clues, and some special squares (e.g. Go ahead two spaces).

  • Decide who starts and who comes next.
  • Take a turn by flipping a coin (heads = move 1 space; tails = move 2 spaces).
  • When you land on a square with an animal, you have to say the proper name, then greet the animal. For example, you greet the Lion: Hello, Lion. How are you?
  • If your answer is correct, don't move.
  • If your answer is wrong, move back one space.
  • The winner is the first player to reach the finish.