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(Note: this game does NOT require a SmartBoard.)
If you think traditional hangman is fun but a little too morbid, try this PowerPoint balloon escape game that plays by the same rules as hangman. Your students will love the animations and sound effects. You'll love the flexible and fun way to review spelling or key words from any subject.
This is an interactive, teacher-led game that plays just like traditional "hangman," but instead of drawing a little man on a gallows, you pop balloons until the kids guess the word or run out of chances.
Windows PC: Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and above
Apple: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 and above
This game can be used with any word of your choice. It's full of fun animations, sound effects, and music. During game-play, the clouds and airplane move across the sky. Balloons "pop" when clicked. If all the balloons are popped, hangman falls through the sky until his parachute deploys and drifts gently down.
Here's how it works.
1. Choose your word and count the letters.
2. Go to the slide for that number of letters. Make sure the kids can not see what you are doing. Type the word in, one letter in each box.
3. Start the show (F5) - After you start the show, the word will be invisible. It is safe to let the kids see the screen.
4. For every guess, click the corresponding letter in the letters used section.
-If the guess is wrong, pop a balloon.
-If the guess is correct, click the corresponding box to reveal the letter(s).
5. If the kids figure out the word, reveal all the letters, then click the man to go to the You Win slide.
6. If the kids do not figure it out, and they run out of balloons, click the light blue balloon last. The show will go to the Oh No slide. After 6 seconds, it will go to the Try Again slide automatically.
This game can be played with any subject area. I use it with my art classes to review vocabulary. It's great for those times at the end of the class when the lesson is over but there are still a few minutes before the bell rings.