Tic Tac Toe

By Activity Bank on Jan 16, 2014

Games are a natural way to foster social interaction, as well as work on fine motor development. Tic Tac Toe can be used to promote a number of cognitive skills including counting and spatial skills, and color and shape identification. This version of the classic Tic Tac Toe game has wooden pieces that are painted in bright contrasting colors, with each player’s pieces being a different shape – either square or cylindrical. Lessons include Math, Social Skills and Orientation & Mobility.

Materials

  • Square wooden game board with nine holes drilled: three across the top, three across the middle, and three across the bottom
  • Five red cylindrical playing pieces
  • Five square green pieces

Procedure

Two students play the game, each taking a turn placing one piece at a time into one of the drilled holes. The object is to place three matching pieces in a row – horizontal, vertical or lateral – without  being thwarted by the other player’s piece.

Variations

None

 

tic tac toe collage