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Nature Scavenger Hunt Tic Tac Toe

Get ready for a family favorite activity with a twist!  Mix the game of Tic Tac Toe with a scavenger hunt right in your own backyard. The possibilities are endless so the game can be different every time! Repeat the fun with different combinations of game boards and playing pieces.  


Tic Tac Toe Game

Start by creating your Tic Tac Toe Board.  Use one of the suggestions below or make it your own way.

  • Make it with sticks 
  • Draw it with sidewalk chalk
  • Draw it in the dirt with a stick

Stick Tic Tac Toe Board
Chalk Tic Tac Toe Board
Dirt Tic Tac Toe Board

Now it's time for a backyard scavenger hunt.  Have each player gather their own 5 matching playing pieces.  X's & O's are of course the traditional way to play this game, but why not use natural things around you like those listed below instead!

  • Leaves of similar size, shape or color
  • Rocks
  • Flowers
  • Nuts
  • Pinecones
  • Sticks



Is the game outcome affected by your board & playing piece choices?  Probably not but share photos of your game winning combinations by tagging them with #PixInMPX  and #NatureDelivered