These are the first of the soon-to-be many tic-tac-toe variations. I love the idea of using tic-tac-toe instead of Bingo cards, since it is much faster to get through a game. Perfect for an off the bench activity during a lesson. There are 12 different cards in each set, making them ideal for group or individual lessons.
Directions for Tic-Tac-Toe (2 players)
- Print out the cards
- Print 2 copies of the last page (the answer cards,) each on a different color of paper. Green and blue, for example.
- Give each student a set of the colored answer cards. Two students play on the same “master board.”
- All of the answer cards are face up. Student #1 picks a green answer card and places it on the corresponding square. Student #2 picks a blue answer square and places it on the square. Continue in this manner until one of the students has three in a row of their color.
- Play the same way with the answer cards face down. If a student picked one that their opponent already had on the game board, they would just draw again. This would make it more random.
- Play like a traditional Bingo game, with each student having their own card and bingo chips. The teacher has the “answer” cards and calls out the notes. This is a good alternative to a bingo game with 25 squares, because it can be played much faster.
Thanks to Sharon for this great idea!