When you’re stuck inside for the winter months it can be hard to find games and activities for the indoors.
Winter Tic-Tac-Toe is a classic game that can help pass any winter afternoon! Tic-Tac-Toe is fun for all ages, especially when playing with a cup of hot cocoa or some sugar cookies.
Tic-Tac-Toe can be the start of teaching a kiddo about strategy or just a fun way to pass a road trip. And, if you laminate these cards and pieces you can reuse them again and again.
There are 2 variations of this free download included below, available to print in black and white and in full color.
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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 printables provided with the boards, or try candy, stickers, little toys, scrap paper. You could also 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! Since it’s a Halloween version candy pieces would be fun too!
- 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 3 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 and game pieces in black and white.
Printable Download Link and Preview Image(s)
This downloadable PDF set includes a printable tic tac toe board and game pieces in full color.