Bomb Squad

Download online/Zoom version of the game HERE

Download game fonts HERE and HERE

Game Features

  • For an added challenge, includes 3 levels of difficulty

  • Teacher's script included as slide 1 in the PowerPoint (hidden)

  • Exciting animations and sound effects

  • Play as a listening or a listening/reading game - templates for both versions included in the PowerPoint

How to Play

  • A bomb has been activated and it’s up to the students to save the city!

  • During the game, the teacher will say a set of words or sentences. 

  • Students listen carefully and match the words or sentences they hear to pictures on the screen.

  • The goal is for students to remember the colors under the pictures they match as those are the wires they must cut on the next slide to deactivate the bomb.

  • If they cut the wrong wire, the bomb will explode!

  • You can find additional comments in the notes sections of the PowerPoint that further explain how to play and edit the game.


  • The instructions above are for the listening version of this game. If you want to add a reading component, use words instead of pictures in the boxes. A template for this version is also included as hidden slides at the end of the PowerPoint.

  • For the online/Zoom version of this game, play as you would the normal game. However on the bomb slide, one by one choose random students to pick a wire to cut. Since you will call on students randomly, all students will have to pay attention when you read your words or sentences as they won't know who you will call on to pick a wire.


(based on experiences from me and other teachers)

  • Time: 15min; Students: 6; Skill Focus: Listening; Finished: Yes (let students take turns choosing the colors and we didn't have any points system - actually used the offline version to play online and asked students to hide each time the bomb exploded, they loved it!)

  • Time: 20min; Students: 27; Skill Focus: Listening; Finished: No (Only got to level 2, probably because it took longer to go over the instructions for the point system - students would do rock, paper, scissor to find what team got to pick the colors, if they answered right then they got +2, if wrong -2. Also, repeated sentences 2x, which took more time.)

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