Help your students talk about their families with this set of Family game cards.

Students love playing games in their free time, be it video, mobile or tabletop games, but numerous studies have also shown the importance and positive impact games can have on learning. Incorporating games in your classroom can help your learners develop a positive relationship with the language and English lessons. While working with games, the teacher’s role changes from an instructor to a guide. This helps you to reduce teacher talking time and make the students the centre of the lesson.

Try this game with your students using our Family Game Cards!!!

 Family Dinner (Elementary, Simple Past.):

  • Set students in groups of four.
  • Cut out enough cards so that each student gets one.
  • Students will pretend they are having dinner as a family and act out the role they get from the card. If they get the “mother” card, they should act like a mother; if they get the “grandfather” card, they should act like a grandfather, and so on.
  • They will talk about their day and ask each other questions.
    • Daughter - Grandma:  What did you do today, Grandma?
    • Grandma: I went to the park, called my friends, and made a cake.
    • Cousin: Really? What flavour is your cake?
    • Grandma:  Chocolate, of course.
  • Cards don’t have the words granddaughter, grandson, son, daughter, niece, and nephew, but you can teach these beforehand to facilitate communication. 
  • When working with games, let loose your creativity to build a motivating environment in your classroom. Remember that emotions are an essential part of the learning process! Enjoy this material with your class, and let us know how you liked it!




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