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Tic Tac Toe--No Grid Instructions

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-Objective:

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To get three markers in a row

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

-Equipment List:

  • Two sets of three playing objects per team (half-cones, bean bags, foam squares… of different colours to differentiate the two teams)

  • Half Cones 

  • Bean Bags

  • One starting marker (could be a line, or spot, or bean bag…)

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Select pairs of teams of three players each

  • Place a starting marker down

  • Give each team their three playing objects

-Instructions:

  • Decide with rock-paper-scissors who plays first.

  • One player from one team puts one of their team's markers down.

  • One player from the other team puts their marker down.

  • The next player from the first team places a marker down... Always keeping no more than a three-by-three grid.

  • Continue until one team has lined up three in a row and scores a point for their team

  • Resume another game

  • If either team has three in a row, that team wins and playing objects are picked up and a new game is begun

  • If neither team has three in a row, the first team can pick up one of their own playing objects and place it in a new spot (all the while maintaining a three-by-three grid).

  • If neither team has three in a row, the second team can pick up one of their own playing objects and place it in a new spot (all the while maintaining a three-by-three grid)

  • Continue till one team has three of their playing spots line up in a row

Queestions

-Questions & Notes:

Variations:​​

  • Line exercises

    • Those waiting in line are assigned an exercise that they must do a specific number of times, for example each time a runner goes the players in line must complete (specify the exercise and the number of repeats for each new game):

      • Five jumping jacks, or,

      • Three push ups, or,

      • Two burpees, or….

  • Dribbling a ball and pass back to start next runner

    • Performed the same as the “Running” version except the running player also dribbles a ball to the starting marker while holding a playing object. Once the playing object is placed the runners passes the ball back to the next person in line and the runner runs back to the starting line

Questions for Understanding:

  • What are some of the best strategies used to win at this game?