Printable games for kids

Simon Says

a flashcard game for kids learning English

game instructions

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

You can use this activity to teach vocabulary on a variety of topics, such as animals, colours, food, etc. Depending on your preference, make your own flashcards or scroll down for our printables.

how to play

  • Students put their flashcards face up on their desks.
  • Tell the students that they will hold up their cards or not, depending on whether they hear you say Simon says.
  • To begin the game, say, for example, Simon says B like banana. The students should hold up their B cards.
  • If you say, for example, B like banana, they should do nothing.

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.

resources to download and print

To play this game, you can use our flashcard sets. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print them.