P for Pizza (ESL Version)

Using English to name something that starts with the same letter as the category required.

The same concept as the game 'P for Pizza'. It's the same game design, but with different categories with added Japanese translation, a limited range of letters, and a simpler group of categories. I did not come up with the concept of this game, I just made a version for ESL learners.

This takes quite a bit of cutting, gluing and laminating if you're doing multiple sets - do be warned!


  1. Each deck is 36 cards. Each copy of the PDF document is 12 cards, so print 3 x copies of the PDF document per deck.
  2. Cut out 36 pieces of stiffer paper/cardboard to sandwich between the two (so it's not see through and a bit more durable.
  3. Stick the pizza and letter paper each to one side of the cardboard. There's a multitude of combinations, so any mix is fine.
  4. Laminate the completed triangles and once again, cut them out.

(My students play in groups of 3 - 5, anything more and there might not be enough cards for the 9 piece version of the game)


The PP explains with animations, but to make it look exactly the same you'll need these fonts;
Font 1:
Font 2:

If you don't want to download the PP, then please YouTube the rules of the original game (they are the same).

I usually play an 'as many as you can' style game where students just compete to get through the deck and take as many cards as they can. At the end of the game we check who took the most slices, or who made the most pizzas (6 pieces).


Small files
  • P for Pizza Cards.pdf (257 KB)
  • P for Pizza Cards.pptx (191 KB)
  • Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • How to Play P for Pizza.pptx (2.58 MB)
  • 15
    Submitted by bjpaull September 21, 2022 Estimated time: 10
    1. alt040l December 6, 2022

      this activity has been a hit with my classes, takes a little bit of prep work but SO worth it! Thanks very much.

    Sign in or create an account to leave a comment.