This is a simple card game featuring striking graphics to keep your students interested. I have 10 pairs of cards on one sheet. The words are already mixed so students have no hints if they have to cut the paper themselves.
I use these two ways, I have one student in every two cut the page in half and then everybody cuts half a sheet. Then I tell the students to stack the cards upside down, and then put them (face-down) in a grid between both desks. I tell them to take turns flipping two cards at a time and trying to find a match. If no match is found, they have to put the cards back where they were and their partner tries. If a pair is found, they keep it to show their win, and their partner goes. I have students play twice.
Then, when they are familiar with how the words look I have them take away the cards with letters on them, leaving only picture cards. they place these between desks. This game is called, "Slap jack." I tell students to keep one hand behind their backs and to use the other to slap the picture of the word I am saying when they find it. The student who has their hand on the bottom wins that round and keeps the card.
I drew the graphics on these cards myself. While I am currently loving being a Spanish-teacher, I studied originally to be an art teacher. I love using these skills to enhance activities for my students. I encourage your honest feedback of all my materials.