Noughts and Crosses

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Joanne Whitwell

Draw a noughts and crosses grid on the board, and number each box from 1 to 9:

Noughts and Crosses

Now, divide the children into two teams, and label the teams "noughts" or "crosses". Each team has to answer a question correctly before they can place their symbol into an appropriate place on the board. The winning team is the one who gets a line of three of their symbols on the grid.

This can be used with any subject, e.g. maths questions.


Vvnrose has commented on this activity... This is a great idea! You could further extend this idea by using index cards numbered 1-9 and each card has a question. You can get students to choose which card they would like to answer. If they get it correct that's when they can either put noughts or crosses depending on their group / team's symbol.

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