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Human Tic Tac Toe in Order

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For each team to try to be the first to get three of their players in a row.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

  • Run

-Equipment List:

  • Nine Poly Spots


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Create a large square with nine internal squares—or nine spots.

  • Three players per team line up (physically distanced from each other) behind a starting line.

  • Determine which teams are Xs (arms spread to the side), and which are Os (arms held together pointing up).


  • On the signal to begin the first player runs to a square and shows a line or a dot, then the second player goes, and then the third.

  • If no team has three in a row, the first player  runs to the starting line and back to find a new square…

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variations:

  • Teams can decide which teammate moves to a new square.

  • For more players have one player return to start line while next player moves onto one of the nine squares.

  • Question for Understanding:

  • What strategies help teams win at this game?

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