ESL resources: listing of boardgames

I Spy Games


printables for esl kids


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There are 36 thematic I Spy board games to choose from. Scroll down to explore, download and print!


The objective of the game is for the students to find words on the game board. The caller can say the item they have to look for, describe it or say the letter for what it begins. Designed for further practice, these games complete our online activities such as picture tests or vocabulary quizzes. However, you can use them independently, in any way you like.

Here you will find a picture guide to these resources sorted alphabetically by topic. Each resource image is a direct link to the pdf file. Below each resource image there is a relevant wordlist. Take a look at the previews to see which ones are best for you and your students, then download and print your activities.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and print our worksheets.


You may also be interested in these supplementary resources:

classroom games »
If your students enjoy our I Spy activities, you could expand them by playing related word games. Here are some ideas.

related online word games »
Take the learning online! We offer a variety of word activities that go well with the I Spy games.


I Spy games sorted alphabetically by topic

For game suggestions check out our Vocabulary Game Bank pdf (Bingo, Domino, Memory, I Spy).


a-c

ESL printables: Autumn vocabulary
  • autumn »
  • acorns, apple, chestnuts, flower, hedgehog, leaves, mushroom, pear, pumpkin, rain, squirrel, umbrella
ESL printables: Bathroom vocabulary
  • bathroom »
  • bath, brush, comb, mirror, shampoo, shower, sink, soap, sponge, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel
ESL printables: Body vocabulary
  • body »
  • body, ear, eye, feet, hair, hand, head, legs, mouth, neck, nose, tooth
ESL printables: Christmas vocabulary
  • christmas »
  • angel, ball, bell, chain, Christmas tree, elf, gingerbread, holly, present, Santa Claus, star, stocking

c-d

ESL printables: Clothes vocabulary
  • clothes »
  • blouse, cap, coat, dress, jacket, scarf, shirt, shoes, skirt, socks, sweater, trousers
ESL printables: Colours vocabulary
  • colours »
  • black, blue, brown, green, grey, orange, pink, purple, red, violet, white, yellow
ESL printables: Domestic Animals vocabulary
  • domestic animals »
  • cat, cow, donkey, duck, goat, goose, hen, horse, pig, rabbit, sheep, turkey
ESL printables: Drinks vocabulary
  • drinks »
  • beer, cocktail, cocoa, coffee, juice, kefir, lemonade, milk, soda, tea, water, wine

e-f

ESL worksheets: Easter vocabulary
  • easter »
  • basket, bunny, cake, catkin, chick, daffodil, duckling, Easter egg, hen, lamb, lily, spring
ESL printables: Family vocabulary
  • family »
  • aunt, baby, brother, daddy, family, grandma, grandpa, mummy, parents, pets, sister, uncle
ESL worksheets: Feelings vocabulary
  • feelings »
  • angry, bored, cold, happy, hot, sad, scared, shy, sleepy, surprised, tired, worried
ESL printables: Food vocabulary
  • food »
  • bread, buns, butter, cake, cheese, chips, egg, hamburger, ice cream, pizza, sandwich, sausages

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ESL worksheets: Fruits vocabulary
  • fruits »
  • apple, banana, cherry, grapes, lemon, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, strawberry, watermelon
ESL printables: Furniture vocabulary
  • furniture »
  • armchair, bed, bookcase, chair, cupboard, desk, drawers, shelf, sofa, stool, table, wardrobe
ESL worksheets: Halloween vocabulary
  • halloween »
  • ghost, goblin, haunted house, mask, monster, moon, mummy, pumpkin, scarecrow, skeleton, vampire, witch
ESL printables: Halloween Animals vocabulary

i-o

ESL worksheets: Insects vocabulary
  • insects »
  • ant, bee, beetle, butterfly, centipede, dragonfly, fly, grasshopper, ladybird, mosquito, moth, worm
ESL printables: Kitchen vocabulary
  • kitchen »
  • cooker, cup, fork, fridge, kettle, knife, mug, pan, plate, pot, spoon, teapot
ESL worksheets: Living Room vocabulary
  • living room »
  • armchair, carpet, clock, curtains, fireplace, lamp, phone, picture, plant, sofa, table, TV set
ESL printables: Occupations vocabulary
  • occupations »
  • cook, doctor, driver, farmer, fireman, mechanic, nurse, policeman, postman, secretary, seller, teacher

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ESL worksheets: Pencase vocabulary
  • pencase »
  • clips, crayons, eraser, glue, paintbrush, paints, pen, pencil, ruler, scissors, sharpener, tape
ESL printables: Pets vocabulary
  • pets »
  • canary, cat, dog, ferret, fish, hamster, lizard, mouse, parrot, pony, rabbit, turtle
ESL worksheets: School vocabulary
  • school »
  • board, book, calculator, classroom, diploma, globe, map, notebook, pencase, schoolbag, student, teacher
ESL printables: Sport vocabulary
  • sport »
  • athletics, basketball, boxing, cycling, fencing, figure skating, football, hockey, skiing, speed skating, swimming, tennis

s-t

ESL worksheets: Spring Flowers vocabulary
  • spring flowers »
  • anemone, bluebell, crocus, daffodil, daisy, freesia, iris, lilac, lily, snowdrops, tulip, violet
ESL printables: Summer vocabulary
  • summer »
  • ball, crab, hat, hot, ice cream, sandcastle, shell, sun, sunflower, sunglasses, tent, umbrella
ESL worksheets: Time vocabulary
  • time »
  • one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve o'clock
ESL printables: Town vocabulary
  • town »
  • bank, church, cinema, gas station, hospital, library, museum, post office, restaurant, school, supermarket, theatre

t-v

ESL worksheets: Toys vocabulary
  • toys »
  • ball, balloons, blocks, board game, boat, car, doll, drum, kite, plane, teddy bear, train
ESL printables: Transport vocabulary
  • transport »
  • bike, boat, bus, car, helicopter, lorry, motorcycle, plane, scooter, ship, train, van
ESL worksheets: Valentine's Day vocabulary
  • valentine's day »
  • birds, chocolate, cupcake, cupid, flower, gift, heart, kiss, puppy, ring, sweets, valentine
ESL printables: Vegetables vocabulary
  • vegetables »
  • cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, leek, lettuce, onion, parsley, peas, potato, tomato

v-w

ESL worksheets: Verbs vocabulary
  • verbs »
  • cry, drink, eat, read, run, sing, sit, sleep, smile, talk, think, write
ESL printables: Weather vocabulary
  • weather »
  • cloud, cold, frost, hail, hot, rain, rainbow, snow, storm, sun, warm, wind
ESL worksheets: Wild Animals vocabulary
  • wild animals »
  • crocodile, elephant, giraffe, hippo, kangaroo, kiwi, lion, rhino, seal, snake, tiger, zebra
ESL printables: Winter vocabulary
  • winter »
  • cap, cold, icicles, mittens, scarf, skate, ski, sledge, snow, snowball, snowflake, snowman