Play with your students with this set of vocabulary game cards about emotions.

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. By incorporating games in your classroom you 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 Feelings Game Cards!!!

How are you today? (All levels; practice pronouns + verb to be, speaking skills, why/because)

  • Divide the class into pairs and give a set of cards to each pair. Ask students to place the cards down randomly.
  • Student B should ask How are you feeling today?
  • Student A takes a card and mimes the chosen feeling without saying the word.
  • Student B should guess and say the feeling aloud, e. g., sad
  • Then Student B should ask, Why are you feeling [sad] today?
  • Student A has to give a creative answer. Encourage students to use Why/Because sentences 
  • Then swap places to play several rounds.


Play as many rounds as possible and correct possible mistakes at the end, anonimously if possible (I heard someone say...) 

When working with games, let loose your creativity to build a motivating environment in your classroom. Remember that emotions are an important part of the learning process! Enjoy this material with your class and let us know how you liked it!




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