Printable games for kids

People's Names

a card game for kids learning English

Language aim: introducing yourself and asking someone's name in English.


  • Print out playing and wild 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 cards (pdf). They are double-sided with pictures or words on one side and colourful patterns on the other.
  • Before playing the game revise or pre-teach the names of all the items on the playing cards.
  • Our printables are in pdf format. To download them, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

how to play

This is a game for 2-4 players (or teams). Kids move along the game track that is made of both playing and wild cards.

  • Shuffle playing and wild cards. Make your own game course by placing the cards 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 a card has a picture and its name, they say, for example, My name is ... His / Her name is ...
  • If a card has the text, e.g. My name is ..., kids make a corresponding question, for example, What's my name? What's your name? What's his / her name?
  • Each correct answer gains one point. The student with the most points wins the game.