Places in a Town Board Games resource cover. Practise places in a town and descriptive language. Includes activity suggestions for increased interaction and dynamics. Includes 3 game types, each with several variations.

Places in a Town board games & craft

Your ESL kids will have so much fun and English practice with these Places in a Town board games!

♦ A dynamic and interactive way to practise town and description language.

♦ Give your young learners even more English speaking practice with the create your own game versions. They'll play at home with their families too!

♦ Multiple variations for different skills practice.

♦ Useful activity suggestions make lesson planning easy, and give you lots of ideas for different ways to play.

♦ Complements places in Eat your Peas by Kes Gray.

Ready for some Places in a Town board games fun? Get your templates and lesson ideas here:

What will my ESL young learners learn?

Apart from the items you see on the board games, there’s so much more language your learners can use. The provided activity suggestions give you lots of ideas for different ways to play the game that cater to different ages and levels. Lots of speaking and listening skills practice!


hospital, bike shop, toy shop, supermarket, school, sweet shop, museum, swimming pool, park, zoo, amusement park, chocolate factory

NOTE: American English version includes ‘store’ rather than ‘shop’; ‘candy store’ rather than ‘sweet shop’ and ‘grocery store’ rather than ‘supermarket’.


You can also play to describe the position of places on the board, e.g. There’s a sweet shop between a swimming pool and a museum; The chocolate factory is under the zoo; The hospital is next to the museum, etc.

Game and activity language

Whose turn is it? It’s my turn. It’s your turn. Where’s the dice? Roll the dice. I need a (4). 

Where’s the…? It’s here. It’s there. Is it…? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t. What is it? It’s a.. It’s…

Can you find the…? I can see a… Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. Colours, crayons, pens, pencils, glue, scissors. I’m finished.

What do teachers say about the resources?

Frequently asked questions

Yes, of course! Maybe you have the time and enjoy creating things, but it has to be said that being a young learner teacher can involve a HUGE amount of extra work making materials. Give yourself a break!

All my materials have been tried and tested in the classroom. As well as having almost 20 years of teaching experience, I am also a qualified trainer for the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate), so you can rely on the quality.

Yes! They work great for mixed aged groups and different abilities because they come with different templates AND different suggestions with how to use the resource. No time wasted on adapting different worksheets!

You can easily create a whole lesson around this resource, especially if you get your young learners to make their own boards (in an interactive way of course!) I’d suggest adding in a storytelling, and a game or song to revise the vocabulary and language. 

You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create this. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)

Once you’ve had a chance to use your materials, don’t forget to come back to leave a review. As a thank you, you’ll receive a 20% discount on any other resource : )

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