Are your kids bored with the same old games? Why not try something new and different! Our Outdoor Giant Tic Tac Toe is just the ticket to get kids excited about playing outside. The cool thing about this game is that you use your pool inflatables. Talk about a double bang for your buck! This game is perfect for a sunny, spring day and can be repeated when those dog days of summer have everyone running to the pool.
Outdoor Giant Tic Tac Toe
8 small beach balls; 4 each of one design and 4 of another
air pump (unless you want to blow this stuff up yourself!)
a group of kids or adults ready for some fun game playing!!
Inflate the labyrinth island and all beach balls.
Lay the labyrinth island in the grass or on another level surface.
Establish a “throw from” line that is geared towards the age of the players. For example, if 3-year olds are playing, the throw from line might be a mere 6 inches away from the labyrinth. If you’ve got teenagers playing, you may want them throwing from a few feet away. It may take a few trial runs to decide where that line should be.
Divide into teams or play one on one. Now, pretty much the basic rules of tic tac toe apply. You want your ball to go in the desired circle opening. It must land and stay put in order to count. You can add a twist to the rules by letting opponents knock each other’s beach ball out of a spot. The winner is the first to get three of their beach balls in a row: horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
To add a twist to this fun game, try changing things up. Require all players to bounce the ball into the spot or lob the ball up in the air before landing. How about throwing the ball from a backward’s stand? See what crazy ideas you can come up with!
Still got snow? This game will work in winter weather as well! Then, once it’s warm enough to get in the pool, take this crazy game to the water. Get dual use from your pool toys when you play Outdoor Giant Tic Tac Toe!!