Christmas Holidays Kids Activities

Clever Christmas TIC TAC TOE

Christmas is coming and it is coming very soon! Christmas is definitely my favorite time of the year because of all the pretty decorations(and extra family time too). Have you decorated yet? Before you do, use those ornaments for this fun Christmas Tic Tac Toe game!

Clever Christmas TIC TAC TOE - this super easy to make, Christmas game is lots of fun. What a fun Christmas activity for kids of all ages #christmas #christmasgames #christmasactivity #kidsactivities #preschool #kindergarten #firstgrade

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Clever Christmas TIC TAC TOE

We do love to play Tic Tac Toe. It is such a simple game, simple enough for the youngest ones in the family to join in, but oh so fun. Check out this Tic Tac Toe On-the-Go version, it is great and perfect for traveling too!

cookie sheet, tinsel, and mini presents, ornaments, or Christmas candy

For this Christmas Tic Tac Toe you need:

  • a cookie sheet(or a shallow box)
  • Christmas string(or shiny ribbon)
  • any small ornaments, two sets of at least 5 each(we used red and gold tiny gifts ornaments)

make Christmas ribbon or tinsel into grid

How to make the game:

The setup of this game will take you less than 5 minute. Tie the string around the cookie sheet so that you have 9 blocks- 3 down and 3 across.

Ready to play! That was super easy and fast, right?


Each player chooses his/her items and take turn placing it in a block. Get 3 in a row to win!

Tip: You can also make this version travel-friendly by attaching magnets to the back of your items/ornaments you chose to play with.


A game like Tic Tac Toe teaches children turn-taking, critical thinking and planning plus good sportsmanship too. All while having fun. Play this Christmas Tic Tac Toe game during a Christmas party and have fun with family and friends. Best of all, you use what you already have, making this frugal fun!


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Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher.