Get your students talking about vegetables while they move around the classroom with this fun set of 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 Vegetable Cards

Let’s Make a Salad

  • This is planned as a whole class activity, but if your class is too large, you can divide it into two smaller groups. 
  • Place the chairs in a circle around the classroom, leaving the space in the middle open for students to move around. Students can sit on their chairs or on the floor before them.
  • Distribute image and word cards evenly among students, ensuring they don’t get the matching pair. Students must have at least one card but can have more than one if group size allows. Keep a card yourself so you can take part in the activity.
  • Stand in the middle of the circle and shout out one of the words in the cards (Cucumber!).
  • Students with “cucumber” cards should stand up and switch seats. While they do this, quickly run and take one of the available seats, leaving one of your students standing.
  • The student in the middle of the circle should then shout a vegetable they don’t have (Carrot!) and try to take one of the available seats. The person left standing says a word of their own, and so on.
  • Every three or four words, shout out (Let’s make a salad!), and all students must stand up and switch places across the room. 
  • Do three or four rounds so as not to overdo the activity.
  • Correct possible mistakes at the end, anonymously 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 essential part of the learning process! Enjoy this material with your class, and let us know how you liked it!




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