What's Missing?

What's Missing is a simple game to introduce and remember new vocabulary. This game is also known as the vanishing flashcard game.


To introduce and remember new vocabulary and practice pronunciation.


  • Display large flashcards on the board with magnets.
  • Teach the vocabulary and pronunciation.

Materials Needed

  • Flashcards: Create set(s) of flashcards. They can include vocabulary or only have pictures.
  • Whiteboard or blackboard for displaying flashcards.

How to Play

  • Take the flashcards down from the board, remove one or more flashcards, and put the remaining flashcards back.
  • Ask the students what flashcard(s) are missing