Discover Engaging Vocabulary Games for Your Students
ESL vocabulary games play a crucial role in reinforcing students’ comprehension and activation of new words and phrases. From food names and colours to technical terms, email phrases, conversation interruption techniques, and idioms, vocabulary learning covers an extensive range of categories. Our TEFL vocabulary games encompass various vocabulary areas, offering diverse and engaging ways to help your students excel.
Adult learner-focused spelling games and activities that familiarize students with the English alphabet.
Activities to practice using numbers, times, and dates, including the popular Number Bingo activity.
Students categorize adjectives with Venn diagrams and roll dice to elicit comparisons and superlative forms.
Teams race to find words fitting each vocabulary category in this easy-to-set-up game.
Students identify and name various sounds.
A popular ESL vocabulary game that’s perfect for concluding a course or celebrating the holiday break.
Test students’ memories and practice ‘there is’ and ‘there are’ by collecting random household items.
An exciting game that energizes the classroom and encourages vocabulary practice.
Help students recognize phrasal verbs with this interactive game.
A calmer version of Taboo where students describe objects for their classmates to guess.
Increase students’ vocabulary and speaking confidence with this simple yet effective activity. Also available a useful photocopiable book.
Encourage outdoor learning on sunny afternoons with a vocabulary-focused scavenger hunt.
A popular game where students compete to define words for their teammates.
Students showcase their culinary creativity by creating unique recipes.
Practice countable and uncountable nouns and quantifiers with this engaging game.
Students examine photos of their classmates’ homes and guess which photo belongs to whom.
Puzzles and Worksheets
Introduce related vocabulary with this exercise, where students describe new words to each other.
Review vocabulary or introduce themes with crosswords and half-crosswords.
Printable idiom worksheets for learning and practicing popular English expressions.
Assorted activities to celebrate love and friendship.
Spooky games and activities to do on or before October 31, including a half crossword and a guess the sound quiz.
Explore the infamous events of November 5 with engaging activities.
Celebrate the festive season with fun and educational activities.
If you like these ESL vocabulary games, make sure to check out our page of ESL grammar games too.