Tic-Tac-Snow—an Easy Winter Game for Outdoor Snow Play

Tic-Tac-Snow Easy Winter Game in the SnowLooking for a simple outdoor activity for kids or teens in the snow? Try Tic-Tac-Snow! It involves everyone of all ages. Bonus: when temperatures are nearly unbearable, you can still finish a fun outdoor activity without needing to stay outside for as long as it takes to build a snowman!

Download a PDF of this activity’s “recipe” to add to your family activity binder.

How-to instructions for Tic-Tac-Snow from Family F.E.D.

What You’ll Need

Spray bottles (2)
Washable food coloring
• Snow

How to Play

1. Fill two water bottles with water. Keep a pitcher nearby to refill them.

Supplies for Tic-Tac-Snow (water bottles, water, and food coloring)2. Add drops of food coloring to each water bottle.

Spray a tic-tac-toe grid in the snow
3. Spray a tic-tac-toe grid on the ground, or use a hand or stick to create one.

Play Tic-Tac-Snow (tic-tac-toe) in the snow with a spray bottle and food coloring
4. Alternate turns spraying an “X” or “O” with the water bottles. Three in a row wins!

    Share with us! What are your family’s favorite activities to do in the snow? Leave a comment down below to inspire other families!

    Conversation Starter

    Compared with most games, tic-tac-toe is very dependent on your first move. It’s a great reminder to begin with the end in mind. Whether you’re choosing friends, organizing a room, or making a plan for a new goal, how can you make your first or next move set you up for success, just like getting that perfect space on the tic-tac-toe board to start your game?

    Why This Activity Matters

    In the winter, it’s easy to send the kids outside while we stay warm indoors. Be sure to build snow memories with your children, too! This game is perfect, since you can head outdoors but not have to stay outside too long! ;) It’s also a great screen-free solution for kids who spend too much time on screens during the winter when it’s cold outdoors.

    Tic-Tac-Snow instructions for a winter game on a snowy day



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