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Road Trip Printables for Kids: Tic Tac Toe

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Summer is coming and with it comes road trips – lots of road trips!  Do your kids start to get antsy after a few hours?  How do you keep them entertained?  

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing some fun road trip printables for kids to help you keep them from uttering the dreaded, “Are we there, yet?” phrases!

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What is Tic Tac Toe

Tic-tac-toe is a game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid. The player who succeeds in placing three of their marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row wins the game. Although the game can be played with pencil and paper, it is more commonly played using coins, tokens, or small pieces of paper.

The game of tic-tac-toe is thought to have originated in ancient Egypt, where it was known as Senet. It was also popular in ancient Rome, where it was known as Terni Lapilli. By the 19th century, the game had spread to Europe and America, where it became known by its modern name. Today, tic-tac-toe is widely regarded as a children’s game, but it can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

At first glance, tic tac toe may seem like a simple game with no real educational value. However, the game can actually teach a number of important skills.

One of the most important is planning and foresight. In order to win at tic tac toe, players must think ahead and plan their moves carefully. This requires them to consider not only their own next move but also their opponent’s possible response.

As such, tic tac toe can help players develop strategic thinking skills that can be applied in other areas of their lives.

The game can also teach basic math skills such as addition and subtraction. In order to determine where to place their X or O, players must count the number of squares in each row and column.

As a result, tic tac toe can help players develop essential math skills in a fun and engaging way.

About the Road Trip Printables for Kids:

This printable is pretty obvious, it is full of several tic tac toe boards for the kids to play on.  Though, most of us know how to play the game, these neat tic tac toe variants from can really mix things up!  This printable for travel fun even includes a scorekeeper section!  Personally, I print them out and stick them in a storage clipboard!

  1. Looking for more?  You can find all road trip printables for kids here.
  2. Plus, I have a big list of 36 other road trip printables!

More Travel Games for Kids:

Games can be a great way to pass the time on a long road trip, and they can be particularly beneficial for kids.

Games can help to reduce boredom and restlessness, and they can also provide an opportunity for kids to bond with their fellow travelers. Some games can even help to improve kids’ focus and concentration.

Of course, not all games are appropriate for all ages, so it’s important to choose age-appropriate games that will be enjoyable for everyone.

With a little advance planning, road trips can be a fun and memorable experience for the whole family.

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Friday 23rd of May 2014

what a great printable to keep the kids busy when we are on the road. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

Kelli Miller

Saturday 24th of May 2014

Thanks for coming by! You should look around, I have made several different road trip printables to keep the kids busy in the car this vacation season ;-)