Who doesn’t love Tic Tac Toe?  It’s a real tradition for any kid growing up and a fun game that can be played between children and parents.  And, it’s a game kids can actually win and feel good about their success.

We made ours using two Dollar store pool noodles.  The playing mat is made from a piece of craft foam.  Make it a take-along game by purchasing, or making, a little mesh drawstring bag to hold the parts.  Ours was also obtained from the Dollar store.

What You Need:

  • 2 Pool Noodles (2 colors)
  • Craft foam sheet, 11.5×11.5″
  • Mesh bag (optional)
  • Marker
  • Sharp knife

Pool Noodle Game- Tic-Tac-Toe

What to Do:

  1. Cut 5 slices from each color noodle, approximately 3/8 inches wide. Use a sharp knife and saw through the noodle.  This is very easy to do.
  2. For the “X” shapes, cut away a small “v” shape from each “corner” so to speak, equidistant from each other.
  3. Cut the foam sheet to size and then draw two horizontal lines and 2 vertical lines, equally sized, to make your playing area.
  4. That’s all there is to it … now just have fun.

Pool Noodle Game- Tic-Tac-Toe

by Kristin Fitch and Sharon Pierce McCullough

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