So many of us – students included – love playing tic tac toe! The best part is that most students already know how to play, the game is fun for all ages and it’s perfect to use in therapy.
For the materials, you can download this free printable. You’ll also need masking tape. Flashcards are optional. If you have articulation or language flashcards, you can use them, but you don’t have to. Print, laminate, and cut out each of the tic tac toe cards included in this free download.
*Another suggestion is to place an articulation flash card or language flash card in each of the nine spots on the tic tac toe board. Students take turns playing tic tac toe by placing the X or the O. When students place the X or the O on a spot, they need to complete the task shown on the flash card that is in that spot.
For instance, if they’re working on their sounds, they have to say that picture five times or they must complete the language tasks given. Then they can pick up the flash card and place their X or O on the spot.
Using flash cards in the format of a game makes it not only fun for students, but you can also change the goals during each game. Once you complete each game, you can change up the flash cards and then your students will be working on new targets.
This game is just a fun and an interactive way to play tic tac toe for students. It gets them out of their seats and is a great way to get them producing new sounds or complete a variety of language tasks!
If you need articulation or language flash cards, these are the ones I use:
Make sure to download the freebie HERE!