Apples to Apples Cards

Printable "Apples to Apples" cards that are easy enough for Special Support or Elementary School classes.

I have been wanting to make this for a while now. I thought I'd make this as a new activity for special support.


Printable cards (front and back)
110 Red cards - It has the word, a picture, and some info (category & pronunciation)
60 Green cards - There is a simple English sentence on it with a blank.

-You can choose how many cards you want to print if you don't want to use them all.
-You can color print and laminate them if you plan to use them a lot!
-I included katakana pronunciation for students who can't read well, but feel free to remove it. (It isn't a Japanese translation, but the closest katakana pronunciation)

For editing (pptx):


1) Just like regular "Apples to Apples," each person gets red cards (in this case 5~7 per person).

2) Lay out one green card in the center of the table. Players have to choose the best card in their hand to correspond with the green card.

3) One player must be the judge and pick their favorite card which was submitted by the other players. The person with the chosen card gets the green card.

4) The green card and the judge changes each round.

5) The person with the most green cards at the end of the game wins.

-They can choose their favorite card based on what fits the best in the sentence or what they think is the funniest. Or both. It's up to you.
-The game can go as long as you like.

Green Expansion
20 more green cards which include some JHS 2年 and 3年 sentences for more advanced classes.

Red Expansion
50 more red cards if you play it often and need more cards

All of my special needs classes really enjoyed this and asked to play it again next time! I recommend it for any level!

Small files
  • green card expansion - 2年 3年 level.pdf (659 KB)
  • Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • apples to apples.pdf (7.74 MB)
  • red card expansion.pdf (2.82 MB)
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    Submitted by Celestar129 February 13, 2024 Estimated time: depends on you
    1. TuxedoNeko February 20, 2024

      This is so cool. I can't wait to use it with my JHS kids. How would you use the green cards with two blanks? Does each student put down two cards?

    2. lunchbox February 21, 2024

      Wow, these are really beautiful. I'll definitely try to use these at some point.

    3. cosmicality March 11, 2024

      I'll definitely be trying these! They look so clean, you did such a great job making them.

    4. ew632murakami April 22, 2024

      These are really amazing! Thank you!

    5. Chinny June 8, 2024

      Thank you for sharing

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