Tic Tac Toe’s not just for Xs and Os. Why not have a TicTac Toe game going as an opening activity that helps set the stage for your lesson? Here, our own, Louise, used a paper plate as the game board with flower buttons verses seeds (or beans) in a garden version of the game helpful in setting the stage for a lesson of the Garden of Eden or Jesus’ Prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane.
You could use use other items to set your stage. You could use US pennies and a foreign coin (or plastic play money) before you discuss the money changers in the temple.
Or maybe you could cut some small shapes add glue and glitter to one set and sand to another set. You’d have grains of sand verses stars in the sky to illustrate a lesson on Abraham.
Feel free to share other ways you can shake up a game of Tic Tac Toe!