Bean Bag Tic-Tac-Toe

Math & Sciences

2.5-6 years

Still a classic! This timeless game contributes to children’s developmental growth in numerous ways, including their understanding of predictability, problem solving, hand-eye coordination, turn taking and strategizing. 

Materials

  • Masking tape 
  • 10 bean bags
  • Stickers (optional) 

For homemade bean bags simply fill zip lock bags with flour, rice, beans, or salt. Another option is to use rolled up socks! 

    Directions

    Set up the game

    1. Make a tic-tac-toe grid on the floor with tape. There should be 9 squares in this grid. 
    2. Increase or decrease the size of the grid to suit your child’s age and ability. 
    3. Mark out a throwing line at any distance from the grid. 
    4. Mark five bean bags with an and five with an O using the masking tape. You can also identify using stickers (optional).
    5. Take turns at tossing the bean bags at the grid. The first person who manages to get 3 bean bags in a row, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally wins the game. 

    At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

    Conversations with your child

    • What marking would you like to use? 
    • Are you making a row horizontal or diagonal?
    • Can you stop me from getting a complete row? 
    • Aim to stay within the squares! 
    • Great shot!

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