There are so many fun things to do to celebrate the 4th of July! Whether you’re going to a carnival or parade, sometimes it’s helpful to have a game ready to go in the car or in your bag.
4th of July Tic-Tac-Toe is a classic game that every generation loves to play. You can take it with you on a picnic and it will help pass the time while you wait for the parade or fireworks.
There are two variations of this free download included below, available to print in black and white and in full color.
Looking for more 4th of July activities?
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- American Flag Fingerprint Craft
- Easy Ribbon Garland
- 4th of July Books and Activity Ideas
What You’ll Need:
- Tic-Tac-Toe printable template (available at the bottom of this post)
- Construction paper or cardstock
- Tokens – you can use the printable ones provided with the outline template, or you can use candy, stickers, little toys, scrap paper, or let them write on the pages!
- Self-laminating paper (optional, but recommended to make the cards reusable)
How to Play Tic-Tac-Toe:
- Start by giving each player a card. These printable cards are a grid with 3×3. You can use the traditional ‘x’ and ‘o’ for marking the squares, or you can use other tokens of your choice!
- You set up the game by deciding who will be ‘x’ and who will be ‘o,’ and then take turns putting your token in empty squares of the grid.
- The goal is to get three tokens or marks in a row. Whoever does that first wins. You can have your row go in a line diagonally, up, down or straight across.
- Once someone has won, you can clear the board and start over.
Tips and Ideas:
- Going on a road trip? This makes a great game for a car ride!
- You can reuse these sheets again and again! If you’re having children mark on them, consider laminating them and reusing them with a reusable marker.
- These are perfect for a classroom party or to take to a restaurant while you wait for your meal.
Printable Download Links:
This downloadable PDF set includes a printable tic-tac-toe board in black and white.
Printable Download Link and Preview Image(s)
This downloadable PDF set includes a printable tic-tac-toe board in full color.
Other Printable Tic-Tac-Toe Boards:
Be sure to check out our summer crafts, too!