tic tac toe | music time activity with free printable

lds music tic tac toe game

on my first sunday as the new music time leader in our ward i needed an activity that the kids would have fun with and really enjoy because, well, you know, i wanted them to think i was cool, haha.

and so along with bubblegum ben, (which was a huge hit, by the way!) i saw this tic tac toe idea from this site and am so glad i did because it jogged my memory of when i did this in music time several years ago. it’s a game that never goes out of style! so, i went ahead and pulled out my x’s, o’s, and numbers (printable at the bottom of this post).

here’s how we played.

1. use magnets to arrange the numbered squares on the blackboard.

2. separate the room into two different teams – the x’s and the o’s. one person from the x’s team gets to come up and choose a number on the board.

3. ask them the question that you’ve written on the back of the number (one pertaining to the song you’re going to sing). if the person who came up to the front cannot answer the question, they can ask their teammates and teachers for help. if they can’t get it, then the question gets passed to the other team.

4. the first team to get three in a row wins! (if you don’t run out of time!)

this is also a fun game to play for family home evening or after general conference – do a lesson or watch a talk and just ask different questions to see if your kids know the answers!

to make the game, i printed out these numbers (see printable at bottom of post), cut them out, and mounted them on yellow cardstock. laminating would be a good idea so they can be used over and over again.

numbers for lds music tic tac toe game

then i printed the x’s and o’s (x’s onto 5 sheets of red cardstock and o’s onto 5 sheets of blue cardstock). again, cut them out and laminate them.

x's and o's for lds music tic tac toe game

the only other things you need are post-it notes to write your questions on and post on the back of each number, and magnets. all the game pieces can be stored in a file folder in your primary cupboard. easy! and fun. they had a blast! and i hope i made a good first impression! 😉

post it questions

what you need for lds music tic tac toe game

click here for your free printable!

i just want to note that the fonts used here are are from dj inkers: dj cheer and dj blocks.

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  1. These are so cute! I love the fonts too! Thanks for doing all the hard work. :)

  2. Julie Romans says:

    I love it! My sis in law just got called as the primary chorister. I’ll send the site her way! This could be a fun FHE too! Thanks! And yes, thank you for doing all the hard work. :)

  3. Savanna Gardner says:

    When do you sing the songs? After each question? Should all the questions pertain to the same song we are singing?

    • Hi Savanna! On the back of each tic tac toe number I write a question pertaining to a particular song. For example: “What are the Primary Colors?” and then when they guess the answer (Red, Yellow, & Blue), we sing the “Primary Colors” song. Then we move on to the next question/song…. Hope that helps!


  1. […] -tic tac toe game: this game is great if your primary kids like a little competition. but if that doesn’t go over well with your group, make it a group effort and see how many times/ways they can get three in a row. my folder includes: tic tac toe numbers 1-9, x’s and o’s, post-it notes to easily exchange the questions/songs on the back of the numbered cards, instructions in the event i need a substitute. […]

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