Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Game of the month: Snowman-Hangman

Have some creative fun outside by playing hangman with a snowy twist!

up to 25 Short Sticks (or something else to mark letters), Snow
(optional) Snowman materials: hat, scarf, buttons, etc.

  • This game is hangman with a snowy twist.
  • This game is to be played outside and requires a minimum of two players to play the game.
  • Like in traditional Hangman, one person, the “password selector”, will pick a word or phrase, and using branches or even simply making marks in the snow identify the number of letters in the word or phrase.
  • After the markings have been made the game can begin. The other player(s) can start guessing letters
  • If a letter is correctly guessed, the Password Selector will carve that letter into the snow at each position that letter appears in the secret word / phrase.
  • If a letter is incorrectly guessed, instead of simply drawing out a stick figure on a paper, the Password Selector will add a piece to a snowman.
  • To save time the snowman’s main parts can be built in advance, but not yet assembled.
  • If the snowman is completely built before the people can guess the word the game is over and can be restarted. (You should pre-determine how many pieces must be added for a round to be considered over. Suggested snowman parts include: head, torso, bottom, arms, eyes, nose, mouth and hat if available.)

1 comment:

  1. There was an error with this post! For some reason a bunch of computer code appeared in the body of the activity description. It has since been corrected. Sorry to everyone who visited this entry and had to filter through the unnecessary content!



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