Beginner Games

Your beginner students can review classroom verbs and objects vocabulary until the cows come home with this 56-card set of beautifully illustrated matching cards. And when you've finished with card games, move on to a bingo game to review even more. All illustrations by Mark Perrault. 

Here you see listen, speak, read and write:

Notice the choice of font below. The a resembles the handwritten a, lessening confusion for lower level students. 


Teachers generally use one set of matching cards per four to six students. Only one set of bingo cards is required for a class of 18.

The 18-card bingo game set features the same images found in the set of matching cards:

The Classroom Bingo Master Sheet shows all the vocabulary included on the bingo cards, so teachers or callers can keep track of which words have been called. 

Order forms are found here.

There is also a lot of free, photocopiable material for you to download and try on this site. 

Look on the right side menu bar for a free downloadable jigsaw sample to try in your class. (You can choose the intermediate or mid to high beginner version.)

Click "Illustrations" on the right menu bar to see how the books are illustrated. 

Other non-jigsaw free materials / handouts / worksheets can be found in the blog posts or when you click on the individual books. 

Click on this page to see what other teachers have to say about using these books. 

Click on the image below to try out this beginner level jigsaw story and exercises called Bad Driver from Contemporary Jigsaws 1

The following is a vocab exercise and reading from Callan's Canadian Holidays for Low Beginner ESL on Earth Day. It is not a jigsaw. 


To view more pages from the books, click on specific books.