Are your kids dying of boredom this summer? Get them out of the house and trying something new with Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe! Most kids know how to play tic-tac-toe and throw a frisbee, so why not combine the two for a non-traditional spin on some classic fun? I shared this idea several weeks as a guest post on another site, and now I'm sharing it here in case you missed it!
This game was originally played last summer at our family reunion, but I'm giving you the plans to create this fun game in your own backyard.
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- At least 8 frisbees. You can buy 2 colors of frisbees at the dollar store (4 of each), or just use the frisbees that you already own and mark them in some way so that they match. (Maybe duck tape X's and O's?)
- 1 heavy shower curtain or tarp (*You might be able to skip this. See below.)
- Colored duck tape or masking tape
Using duck or masking tape, create a tic-tac-toe grid on a sturdy shower curtain or tarp. We used a dollar store shower curtain, and it was a little too flimsy. We had to use rocks to hold down the edges. (*You can create the tic-tac-toe board right on the ground and skip the tarp altogether.)
If you are using a tent tarp with those handy little grommet holes along the edges, you can even stake it down to keep your board nice and smooth (and to keep it from blowing away!)
How to Play:
The object of the game is the same as regular tic-tac-toe. The first team to get three of their own frisbees in a row on the board wins the game.
- Divide the players into teams. (You can play one-on-one or with teams.) Each team gets a single color (or style) of frisbee.
- Teams take turns throwing a single frisbee toward the board (hoping to actually land in the square they aimed for).
- The game is over when one team has landed three of their frisbees in a row onto the board (up-and-down, across, or diagonally).
- For younger players, allow the kids to get the frisbee onto the board any way they can. (Toss, roll, etc.)
- Use a giant tarp to create a huge board for a large group.
If frisbees from different teams land in the same square, you have a two choices:
- Continue play and allow either team to claim that square with three in a row.
- The new frisbee knocks the old frisbee out of play.
I hope you and your family have a great time with this game!
Kristina & Millie
fun game :) would be great for all ages!
Thanks! I think so, too.
This looks like so much fun!
Thanks, Heather. My frisbee skills definitely need a little refreshing. I think my kids would beat me--hands down!
shari lynne @ faith filled food for moms
My son and his friends are all into Frisbee Golf right now :) I love this Tic Tac Toe game! It takes some coordination to learn Frisbee and this is such a fun and easy way to get the kids doing that! Cool idea Heidi!
Thanks, Shari. Frisbee Golf takes a lot of skill. I bet they'd have a lot of fun with Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe!
I love this idea - giant versions of games are so much fun in the summer and this is a heck of a lot cheaper than buying giant tic tac toe!
Thanks, Clare. We played lawn scrabble at the reunion, too! You just reminded me that I never posted the rest of the family reunion games!
This is such a cute idea! Lucky for me, I already have all the frisbees! Just need to set it up.
Thanks, Krystal! I'd love to hear if you give it a try!
This seems really an interesting idea to keep kids entertained for long hours. My kids love playing tic-tac-toe game in our backyard. Your blog has given a new idea to enjoy this game. Thanks for sharing this!