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Don’t lose your petals! Hangman style

May 8, 2020

DIY Sight Word Kids Game 

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I don’t know what it is but every time I think

of the game hangman I immediately am brought back to my childhood and am sitting in a restaurant booth playing this silly game and I am trying so hard not to get “hung” by misspelling whatever word or sentence my mom has plotted against me. Little did I know that the real purpose of the game was to get my ticker moving and work on my spelling at the same time. I have to say, she sure was a clever one and so was whoever came up with the idea of it in the first place. After all I’m pretty sure that’s where the idea of Wheel of Fortune came from. 

While I love that I can look back and cherish those memories I’ll be honest, we’re not the restaurant dine in kinda family. Of course we go out to eat. But it’s not a regular thing like it was for me growing up. So my kids don’t have the opportunity to play like I did. Anddddd when playing at home it’s just not the same as flipping over that kids menu and making it your own. It’s also not the same as seeing it up on the whiteboard sitting in class racing against your classmates to finish first. But I love the core idea of this game. That’s why I came up with the idea of “Don’t lose your petals!”. It’s a fun spelling/sight word game that you can play with your kids without having to display the poor sole who was hung due to unfortunate luck lol. The rules go just as fit you were playing hangman but instead of adding body parts you take away flower parts. 

This fun and simple game is great for kids of all ages and can be used over and over! 

Here’s what you need: 

Cricut machine, I’ll be using my Joy for fast and easy printing. 

Pre-cut Cricut Window Clings Vinyl, I use this paper trimmer 

Cricut Design Studio File: Don’t Loose Your Pedals Hangman Game 

Open window or sliding glass door 


Word bank (optional for younger kids) 












How to: 

(Per Cricut Joy Prompts)

  1. Turn on your Joy and open the “Don’t Loose Your Pedals Hangman Game”  design file in your Design Space 
  2. Load your precut window cling vinyl to the StandardGrip Mat and Select “Make it”.
  3. Select “On Mat” 
  4. Select Load tools and material and continue with the prompts until project is complete. 
  5. You will have 5 sheets to cut.  Between loading be sure to check the mat for any debris. Clean as needed. 

That’s it! You’ll want to grab an expo marking and let the words flow. If you are working with younger kids it would be a good idea to make a word bank. To do so you’ll do it like this, 

Add a rectangle to your canvas. 

Select all caps – it’s best to start with caps for letter recognition 

Add 5-10 words per rectangle and only bring one out at a time. Feel free to let me know if you need help designing it and I can make it for you. 

I hope you enjoyed todays DIY kids craft! Today’s blog is part of a fantastic blog train. Make sure you check out these ladies fun craft for some more ideas! 








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  • Reply
    Katelyn Showalter
    May 10, 2020 at 1:26 am

    This is such a cute idea!!

  • Reply
    May 10, 2020 at 1:45 am

    This is seriously so cute!!

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    Brianna Snyder
    May 12, 2020 at 3:28 am

    This is such a great idea!!!! My kids love window clings and I’m always up for discreet ways for them to learn.

  • Reply
    May 17, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Super cool and such a fun way to incorporate learning at the same time!!

    • Reply
      May 17, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      It definitely makes things fun!

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    Mama Bear Wooten
    May 18, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Seriously this is the best idea. I love it on the sliding glass door. Makes it so much more fun. My oldest will love this for his sight words.

  • Reply
    May 19, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Such a cute idea! I will definitely be saving this to try later!

  • Reply
    May 19, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I’ve been working on sight words with my baby girl. Thank you for sharing this idea, she’ll love it!

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