6 brightly colored hangman templates with the alphabet printed to help little ones keep track of what they already said!
Themes include: Zebra, Jungle Leaves, Halloween, Winter (2), Valentines.
I also included all backgrounds in a more kid friendly version that I call "Build A Person" with no hangman's bar, but a shaded area for them to draw a body part of a person into until they have a complete person/not thought of as a dead/hung person!
I teach kindergarten, so CVC and CVCC words are a big deal in my word! I have included all backgrounds in version with 3 lines (handwriting style) and all backgrounds with 4 lines (handwriting style) on the word guessing portion.
SET UP: This page is intended to be printed/laminated. I have found that page protector sleeves (like go in 3 ring binders) are quick and easy to laminate, and that dry erase markers (even the cheap ones) wipe off easily.
Students work in pairs/teams. One thinks of a sight, spelling or vocabulary word and draws enough blanks in the box to allow one for each letter of the word they are thinking of.
PLAY BEGINS: The other team/player tries to figure out the word by guessing a letter. As it is called out, they cross it off the alphabet at the bottom. If that letter is in the mystery word, the person that made up the word gets to write that letter in it's correct slot. If that letter is not in the mystery word, the person that guessed has to have a body part drawn onto the open area. Play continues by guessing more letters, crossing them out, writing them in the slots they correspond with, and drawing more "parts" of the body (one arm at a turn, leg, head, body, hair, fingers...).
ENDING THE GAME: The game is over when
1. The guessing person either has enough letters to read the word, or enough to correctly guess the word
2. The "body" being hung is complete (whatever the kids decide: fingers, hair, eyes...)