Tic Tac Toe
I can’t tell you how much fun it was to teach Ava how to play tic tac toe! Even at 4 yrs old! I tried teaching her while out for dinner with the paper and crayons they give us, but she just wasn’t really interested and quickly moved on to something else. I think involving her in the crafting of the board and painting the rocks really captured her attention – enough that she wanted to play. Although, I think letting her win is what really piqued her interest!
- 10 Rocks
- Acrylic Paints
- Accessories to decorate rocks
- Wood round with bark or similar platter
- Wax Paper or Newspaper (for drying the painting rocks)
- Ensure the surface of the wood is clean. Wash and dry the rocks if necessary. Ensure the rocks are completely dry before painting.
- Paint one or both sides of the board using a color of your choice. Set aside to dry.
- Divide the rocks into two teams. Paint one team one color scheme, the other team another color scheme. Set aside to dry.
- Accessorize the rocks with feather, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, whatever you like!
- Once the board is dry, draw the lines for the game with a Sharpie or other thin-tipped marker.
- When using acrylic paints, you may have to apply multiple coats.
- If you’d like to keep the board outside, spray the rocks and board with a clear or gloss protective sealer before adding any accessories.
Prefer a visual explantion? Watch this video to walk you through it! Click here