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Download game fonts HERE and HERE

Having trouble downloading the PowerPoint version or editing the Google Slides version? CLICK HERE

(you do not need to request access to the file)

Game Features

  • Based on the actual Scattergories game, but simplified for language students

  • Pre-made categories to play straightaway, but can also edit as needed

  • Game worksheet provided in downloadable file

How to Play

  • Students play individually, in pairs, or in teams. Each student/pair/team gets a game worksheet.  

  • First, a number is selected to choose a letter for that round, and the students write that letter in the provided box on their worksheet.  

  • Then, a picture is chosen to go to a category page.  

  • Six categories are revealed one by one and explained further if needed. Then, the timer starts (adjustable from 0 to 7min - default is 3min).  

  • Students try writes down a word for each category within the time limit that begins with the chosen letter.  

  • Once time is up, students stop writing and you go over each student’s/pair’s/team’s answers.  

  • Suitable answers that only one student/pair/team wrote get a point. Duplicate answers written by multiple students/pairs/teams are cancelled out and get 0 points.  

  • Once finished going over all the answers, students write their score for that round in the provided box on their worksheet and a new round begins with a new chosen letter and categories.  

  • The student/pair/team with the most points at the end of the game wins!  

  • Further instructions on how to play and edit the game can be found in the notes section of each slide.


  • I have no variations for this game at this time. If you played it a different way in your class and would like to share, I would be happy to hear from you in the comments below! :)


STUDENTS: 7     TIME: 35min     FINISHED GAME?: No

  • I used it in my 5-6 elementary afterschool class. Unfortunately 2 of my students don't have much confidence in themselves, so they disliked the game. The others, however, loved the game! And they asked to play it again. I gave them 6 minutes to complete each round and we only managed to get through 3 rounds in the time. I also changed some categories to easier ones.

Questions & Feedback

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