Free Food Flashcards

Download free printable food flashcards for your English lessons. On this page, you’ll find both large and small food flashcards plus some fun printable board games for teaching food vocabulary in English.

Food Flashcards

Large Flashcards

ESL Flashcards - Food

This PDF is a set of 8 food flashcards. These are large flashcards and so are ideal for teachers to show at the front of the class or to display on the board. These food flashcards are great for lesson teaching kids and beginner ESL students about food vocabulary in English.

Small Flashcards

Small ESL Flashcards

This PDF is a set of small food flashcards. These are small enough for students to hold and so are great for various classroom games such as card games, memory games, etc.

Printable Board Games – Food

Board Game 1

ESL Board Game - Food

This board game to practice food vocabulary is best played in pairs and requires one dice. Students take turns in rolling the dice and moving their game piece. After landing on a square, students should make a sentence based on the food in that square. The aim of the game is to arrive at the center star to win a point. After winning a point, the student goes back to the start and begins again. The student with the most points at the end of the game is the winner. 

Board Game 2 – The Spinner Game

This Board Game is best played in pairs. Each pair of students needs one pencil and one paper clip. Place the clip in the middle and place the pencil in the middle of the clip. Then flick the paper clip to make it spin and make a sentence using the food vocabulary in that area.

Board Game 3 – Race Around the World

ESL Board Game - Food

No Need for Dice! In this board game students play rock, scissors, paper and ‘race around the world’. One student moves clockwise and one student moves anti-clockwise. Every time the student moves to a new square they should make a sentence using the food word that is in that square.

Board Game 4 – Flick The Eraser

Printable Board Game - Food

This Board Game is best played in pairs. Each student needs one eraser (or something small and light they can flick). To play, a student should place his / her eraser at the bottom of the board game. Then the student should use his/her finger to flick the eraser. If it lands in one of the hexagons, then the student wins that area and colors it in. Next, the students should make a dialogue based on the food in that area, and then it’s the next student’s turn. At the end of the game, the student with the most areas colored in is the winner.

Related Resources

For more lesson materials for teaching food vocabulary in English, check out these related resources:

Food Worksheets
Food Guessing Game
Food Lesson Plan