INSIDE: Heart Tic-Tac-toe is a fun and easy activity for Valentine’s Day! All you need are a few pipe cleaners. Its a great game to make and play on Valentine’s Day with your preschooler or kindergartener.
Great Easy Game for Preschoolers
Tic-Tac Toe is a fun and easy “boardgames” for preschoolers. They will enjoy making this with you as well and playing it with hearts instead of circles or o’s. Its also more fun to play this way than on paper! The rules are pretty simple to grasp and on level for a preschooler to understand. This is also a great game to help your preschooler to think strategically in a game as well as developing spatial awareness.
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To make the ‘x’ take a pipe cleaner and fold it in half and cut. Fold the pieces in half again and cut. Twist the two pieces together once in the center to make the x shape. Repeat to make at least 6.
For the hearts, fold a pipe cleaner in half. I used a different flour than the x. Cut the pipe cleaner. Fold the halves inhale and andnthen connect the ends to create a heart. Repeat to make at least 6 hearts.
To make the tic-tac-tow board, take 4 full length pipe cleaners and lay two horizontally and two vertically on top.
You are now ready to play! Tic-Tac Toe is
Age Suitability for Heart Tic-Tac-Toe
This activity is great for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for Heart Tic-Tac-Toe
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- Pink, purple and red pipe cleaners
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