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Felt Tic-Tac-Toe


The weather around here has refused to cooperate lately.  It's cold and windy and rainy, not the warm spring days we would normally expect in May.  I whipped up this simple rainy day activity for the kids out of felt and embroidery thread and hot glue.

I cut the pieces free hand. I debated sewing the squares and letters onto the base piece of felt, but that seemed like too much work.  Hot glue is holding it together just fine.

I cut a piece of purple felt just a bit shorter than the yellow piece and sewed along three sides using a blanket stitch.  This makes a little pocket to keep the X's and O's in when the game isn't in use.  (if you don't know how to do a blanket stitch, here's a youtube video showing you how.  It's simple, you can do it.)

My two oldest daughters have been taking turns teaching their little brother tic-tac-toe strategy all afternoon. (I may have played a few times too...)

Cute, right?  Also, I love that my kids can play tic tac toe all afternoon without using up a single sheet of paper! 

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  1. This is a great idea especially to keep the pieces on the board. Ever thought of doing a bingo? Similar?

  2. This is soooo cute and such a great idea! My kids love tic tac toe but one inevitably ends up scribbling on the other's spot, resulting in fights. This would certainly fix that problem.

  3. Super cute!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

  4. Great idea. Great way to save paper, and not have pencils loose in the house to possibly be used to write on your walls. We have a little tic tac toe wooden set that we use but the kids can throw those little pieces and hurt each other or dent the walls. I like the idea of felt much better. It's quieter and less painful. I might have to make one. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love this! I bet that is great in the car since the pieces "stick". Thanks for sharing!

  6. Kelly- I just love your posts. You can tell you love your family so very much!!! A simple game for your children says so much. And I love how your children will actually play with and enjoy the simple, sweet little game. So many over-stimulated kids of today would roll their eyes and toss the game aside to grab up a video game controller! I can really see what you're doing here with your family, and I want you to know you all just glow with contentment! May God bless and you have a great day!

    1. Awww, thanks Stevie Jo for your sweet, encouraging comment. :)

  7. I love this idea, simple and timeless


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