Decoding Airport Symbols

Play a game using the colorful illustrations below in green, pink, and purple. Match the picture symbols on the colored illustrations to the words listed to the right and learn how to decode some of the signs you might see at the airport.

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Match the picture symbols on the left to the appropriate words listed on the right.

Baby Care

Escalator

Flight Departures

Immigration

Litter Disposal/Trash Can

Restaurant

Telephone

Toilets

Wheelchair Accessible

Answer Key: 1. Toilets, 2. Telephone, 3. Baby Care, 4. Wheelchair Accessible, 5. Litter Disposal/Trash Can, 6. Restaurant, 7. Flight Departures, 8. Immigration, 9. Escalator.

Decoding Questions:

Point to the sign that tells you where you can throw something away.
Which sign would you look for if you had to “go potty”, or go to the bathroom?
Point to which symbol would help you find a place where you can go to eat a meal.
What sign would you follow to help you find a way to get upstairs?

Answer Key: 5. Litter Disposal/Trash Can, 1. Toilets, 6. Restaurant, 9. Escalator.

Match the picture symbols on the left to the appropriate words listed on the right.

Air Transportation

Arriving Flights

Baggage Carts

Bus

Coffee Shop

Customs

Drinking Fountain

Elevator

Transfer

Answer Key: 1. Baggage Carts, 2. Coffee Shop, 3. Elevator, 4. Transfer, 5. Drinking Fountain, 6. Bus, 7. Air Transportation, 8. Customs, 9. Arriving Flights.

Decoding Questions:

What sign should you look for if you are feeling thirsty and need a drink of water?
What sign will help you find a way to go up or down to a different floor level at the airport?
Is there a sign that you can point to that would help you find a drink or a snack to eat?
Point to the sign that you would follow to take a ride to somewhere you want to go?

Answer Key: 5. Drinking Fountain, 3. Elevator, 2. Coffee Shop, 6. Bus.

Match the picture symbols on the left to the appropriate words listed on the right.

Baggage Check-In

First Aid

Hotel

Nursery

Policeman

Taxi

Ticket Purchase/Agent

Waiting Room

Women’s Toilet

Answer Key: 1. Ticket Purchase/Agent, 2. First Aid, 3. Women’s Toilet, 4. Hotel, 5. Nursery, 6. Baggage Check-In, 7. Taxi, 8. Policeman, 9. Waiting Room.

Decoding Questions:

What sign shows you where you can pick up your boarding passes for your flight?
Is there a sign that you can point to that would help you to know where to check in a suitcase for the flight?
Point to the symbol you would find on a sign where you could get help if you needed a band aid?
What sign shows you a picture of who to ask for help if you get lost or separated from your family?

Answer Key: 1. Ticket Purchase/Agent, 6. Baggage Check-in, 2. First Aid, 8. Policeman.

The Download Games button includes TWO bonus pages of “Vocabulary at the Airport”. These are an additional learning tool.