It's not impossible to combine creating something, playing a game & learning English at the same time!
Take this craft idea - Create some simple 'bowling pins' from old toilet roll, find something that resembles a ball, and away you go -
Here, the focus is on fruit. You can decorate each pin as any fruit you like - Children can learn the fruits, colours, numbers (pins), as well as learning to say what fruit they 'like/don't like' -
You even have options of 'How many...' or introducing verbs such as eat & drink -
You can use any vocab theme with this game - animals, vegetables, family, adjectives - It's really up to you!