Make Your Own Noughts & Crosses Game

Looking for a fun way to keep your kids entertained in the summer holidays?

How about having a go at making this DIY noughts and crosses game?

It’s a great way to keep your little ones occupied (in fact, any age can play) and it’s completely re-usable so once you’ve finished playing, you can store it away for a rainy day. We’ve even thrown in a free printable noughts and crosses grid to make it a really cheap summer holiday activity. Let’s get started!

Free printable noughts and crosses game (tic tac toe)

What you need

How to play

Start by downloading and printing a free noughts and crosses template.

Free Printable Noughts & Crosses Game Then take a packet of VELCRO® Brand Dots and stick one half of a coin on each square on the grid.

 Free Printable Noughts & Crosses Game

Then take some red and blue cardboard, and cut out five noughts and five crosses.

Stick the other halves of your VELCRO® Brand Dots and stick one on each nought and cross.

Free Printable Noughts & Crosses Game 

Now you’re ready to play!

The aim of the game is to get three noughts or three crosses in a row (horizontally, vertically or diagonally). Take it in turns to put a piece down and when someone gets three in a row, peel them all off and start again!

Free Printable Noughts & Crosses Game

How to win noughts and crosses

Do you take your noughts and crosses games seriously? Then here are a few tips to help you win at tic tac toe!

  1. Always think a couple of moves ahead
  2. Put your first piece in a corner (if the other player puts their piece anywhere other than the middle, you’re in for a win)
  3. If you’re playing second and the first player takes the centre square, put your first piece on a corner.

And that’s it! We hope you have fun playing our free noughts and crosses game! Stay on our blog to discover more great ways to use VELCRO® Brand products.


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