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FREEBIE Spot the Match game for Color Vocabulary: Works in ANY Language / ESL

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Not Grade Specific
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10 pages


Are you a teacher of ESL / English / ELL, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, or any other world language? If so, this version of my Spot-the-Match game is for you! This version also works well for younger language learners!

Based on the game Spot It, this smaller 13-card game is a fun way to have your students practice their color vocabulary! This game can be played in any World Language or ESL classroom since the cards are all images. I have included a card with the English vocabulary as well as an editable reference sheet (PPT format) that you can personalize for your specific language or vocabulary needs. Because there are no words on any of the cards, you can customize this set for any language or regional dialect that you choose, making sure it fits all of your vocabulary needs.

To keep with TPT's 10-page freebie limit, the formatting of the game is slightly different from my paid versions with only two card back designs (full-color and limited color) at the end of the game. To get a black and white back, just print the limited color version in grayscale.

To assemble the game, just print out the cards double-sided, cut and laminate them (or print them on heavier stock paper and skip the laminating), and you are ready to play! This game is a HUGE hit in my classroom and it a great way for student to improve vocabulary recognition, speed, and accuracy!

This game can be played in groups of 2 to 6 students. There are many ways you can play this game (two of which are written on one of the extra game cards):

Version 1: Each player starts with 1 card. The remaining cards are in a draw pile in the center. A player flips over the top card from the draw pile. The first player to correctly find the match between his/her card and the flipped card and to yell it out in the target language, takes the card and places it on top of his/her pile. For the next round, they will use their new card.

Version 2: Players start with no cards and one large pile in the center. Two cards are flipped over from the pile. The first person to pick out the match and say it in the target language gets both cards. Two new cards are flipped over. Once all the cards are gone, the winner is the player with the most cards.

Version 3: Deal out all the cards (except 1) evenly to all players. Players much match the cards in their hand (in any order) to the card on top of the pile and correctly yell out the match in the target language. The first player to get rid of their entire hand wins.

If you like this game, check out my other ANY language versions! A full list of customizable any language versions can be found here!

Spot the Match for Weather Vocabulary

Spot the Match for Hobby/Activity Vocabulary

Spot the Match for House Vocabulary

Spot the Match for Food Vocabulary

Spot the Match for Animal/Pet Vocabulary

Spot the Match for Classroom / School Supply Vocabulary

Spot the Match for Clothing / Outfit Vocabulary

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If you have any questions, requests or comments, feel free to contact me: madame.hanlon@gmail.com


Key words: language classroom, immersion, ESL, ELL, FLE, German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, vocabulary, vocabulary review, vocabulary recognition, games, review, english as a second language, language learning, colors, color vocabulary, trouve le, matching, competition, fast finisher, encuentrelo, fast finisher, colore, farbe, цвет
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