Thanksgiving Tic Tac Toe

Print out these Thanksgiving tic tac toe game boards for a fun holiday activity for kids. Perfect for the kids’ table!

With three different game boards, this is the perfect game to add to your Thanksgiving activities. Print it out for a fun holiday center, or add it to your next class party.

It’s perfect for entertaining kids while you get Thanksgiving dinner on the table, too.

Thanksgiving Tic Tac Toe

Children as young as three can learn to play tic tac toe. The older your child is, the easier it will be to follow the rules of the game on their own.

How to Play Tic Tac Toe

Print the game boards and cards. You can laminate them for durability. Cut the tic tac toe cards away from the game board and separate the cards into two piles with matching graphics.

Decide which player will be “X” and which one will be “O”. Players will take turns putting their cards on the board in an empty square.

The first player to get three in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) is the winner.

If all nine squares are full and there is no winner, the game ends in a tie.

What can kids learn?

Kids learn a lot of different skills when they play games. With tic tac toe, kids learn to take turns. They strengthen their logic skills as they choose which square to place their card in.

Another Thing

If you’d like to make this game portable, you can put velcro dots on each square in the game board as well as on the back of each card.

Store the game pieces in a plastic bag or zipper pouch, and you can take it with you on the go. It’s perfect for waiting at a restaurant or doctor’s office. Kids can also play it in the car on your next road trip.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of Thanksgiving picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

How to Catch a TurkeyTurkey Trouble10 Fat Turkeys


How to Catch a Turkey – A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).

Turkey Trouble – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? 

10 Fat Turkeys – Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more. 

Teaching Resources

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Welcome autumn and encourage creativity in your children with this fall-themed felt creations busy bag. Practice counting and exploring patterns as you put on the turkey’s feathers.

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