Printable games for kids

Match the Pairs!

a flashcard game for kids learning English

what you need

  • To play this game, you will need a set of flashcards. You can use this activity to teach vocabulary on a variety of topics.
  • Depending on your needs, make your own flashcards or scroll down for our printables.
  • Our printables are in pdf format. To download them, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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.

how to play

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

  • Place flashcards face up in front of the players. Mix the pairs.
  • Students pull out matching pairs and place them in front of them.
  • When all the cards are in pairs, students read the words from their pairs of cards.
  • The students with the most pairs wins.