DIY tic tac toe

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You can’t go wrong with a game of tic-tac-toe! Our students love bringing anything game related into the classroom.

Not only is tic-tac-toe a crowd favorite around here, it’s also easy to teach and learn! Just like any other game we introduce, our students incorporated a little bit of their own rules.

Making the Game

Making the game is very simple and cost effective. The board being on a slice of wood brings a great natural element to any classroom! A summer or two ago, there was a tree that needed cut down in Mrs. Stewart’s yard. If you’ve seen our outdoor play scape before, you know that we reused a lot of that cut up tree for stools and tables! Once the friendly tree man reached the skinnier sections of the log, we asked if he could cut slimmer slices.

We’ve used the wooden platters for many things in our outdoor classroom! One day I took a sharpie and a ruler and drew my tic tac toe board right on the wood. For the game pieces you can use any loose parts you have laying around. We’ve used rocks, shells, bottle caps, buttons, you name it! For this particular go around I used a pack of wooden chips which you can find at most craft stores. I labeled a set of x’s and a set of o’s. Then, I took some liquid watercolor and colored each set! Let them dry a little and….voila! You now have your own DIY tic tac toe board!

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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