Printable games for kids

Say Goodbye


a card game for kids learning English


game instructions

This is a card game for kids to learn and practise common ways of saying Goodbye in English. This guesing game can be played individually, in pairs or small teams.


preparation

Print out character and game 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).


Learning games ideas

how to play

This is a guessing card game played with two different sets of cards (character cards and question cards). Kids read a description, try to guess the character, then say the goodbye phrase.

Before playing the game, select the following cards from the character card set: Banano, Lemonia, Bam-Bam, Honey, Peter, Ruby, Soto, Taffy. Then place them randomly face up in front of the players.

  • Put game cards in a pile face up (answer side down).
  • To begin, take the first card from the pile and read the task aloud. For example, Bye for now. Say it to someone who is wearing a blue dress.
  • If a member of either team thinks they can answer, they raise their hand and must give their answer immediately. For example, Bye for now, Lemonia!
  • If it is correct, their team earns a point. If it is not correct, the other team has thirty seconds in which to try to answer. If they answer correctly, they earn a point.
  • Continue with the rest of the task cards. The team with the most points wins.

resources to download and print

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