Tic Tac Toe From Nature

woodentictactoeMy kids love tic tac toe, especially the boys. I often find bits of paper with their games scrawled on them, so I was excited to see this in a book I recently checked out of the library. Green Crafts for Children: 35 Step-by-Step Projects Using Natural, Recycled, And Found Materials is excellent. A lot of kid’s crafts books have maybe one or two projects that I would actually want to do with the kids, but this has a bunch, so many that I’m going to purchase the book. My six year old gathered all of the sticks and rocks and I helped him tie the smaller sticks into crosses. The boys have been playing with it and are really enjoying it. I love that it is made of natural materials, and love that there was more than just playing a game involved. There was gathering of materials, creativity and time involved in making it, and then the fun in playing it again and again. This is just the first of many projects out of this book that we will be working on, you guys should definitely check it out if you can.

family, home, kid's art, nature • Thursday, November 5th, 2009 • 9 Comments »
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9 Responses to “Tic Tac Toe From Nature”

  1. Kristina says:

    That book looks just wonderful! I’m always on the lookout for good nature crafts books myself– do you know about Sunflower Houses? One of my favorites!

    Sweetfern Handmade

  2. Jennifer says:

    Hi Kristina, I have Sunflower Houses and I love it. I am really impressed with Green Crafts too, my kids are loving looking through it. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. gardenmama says:

    What a lovely idea!! : )

  4. Anna, Sydney says:

    Love the idea! How clever. And added Sunflower Houses to my Amazon wishlist, hehe. Thanks girls.

  5. urban craft says:

    I love this! THe last time I tried to do something with sticks it turned a little too creepy blair witch-ish. This looks fun and cute!

  6. Jennifer says:

    It has been a real success, the kids were playing with it quite a bit today. It was so easy, you guys should definitely make one as well.

  7. That looks like a fun game of tic-tac-toe. I will definitely try that with my little ones. Another grat nature book is called “Earthways”, fun crafts based on the seasons.

  8. Petit Filoux says:

    That’s really clever!! And a good way to save on paper too 😉 – it’s great to teach kids about resusing things and not wasting resources, especially if they can do it while having fun!

  9. French Knots says:

    What a charming idea, my children love hunting for treasures in the garden and this is a lovely way to play with them.

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