Suggested Family Activity • Games  Tic Tac Toe

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Suggested Family Activity • Games 🎳 Tic Tac Toe

Introduce young children to the fun of the classic Tic Tac Toe game this week. To put a fun spin on it, make your own game and let them help. For regular sized versions, simply use painter’s tape or another colored tape to create a tic tac toe board on a large sheet of paper (or on a blank stretch of your floor or outside on a sidewalk, porch or patio). Remember, you need 9 black spaces to play the game. You can then use anything to be each person’s place markers. Since we are learning all about jungle and zoo animals this week, why not have children draw lions, elephants, zebras, or whatever their favorite animal is onto a piece of paper (they will need several markers for each player) to cut out and use as place markers? For extra stability, glue the pieces onto thin cardboard or card stock weight paper. You could even use paper plates, one of our favorite craft supplies. If you have plain white paper plates, children could draw their animals directly on the paper plate and cut them out to use as markers.
For a life-size version of the game that is perfect for playing outside, use an old bed sheet or large tablecloth as your board. Mark off your lines with duct tape or painter’s tape. With such a large board, you can use larger objects for place markers. Have each player decorate white paper plates and use whole plates as their markers, use rocks or pinecones they have picked up outside, or anything else you can think of!

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