Tic Tac Toe
play a game/ review schoolwork
Primary Market
Education, Pre School, Primary Ed
Character Focus
Teamwork, Decision Making, Critical Thinking
Items Needed
stickers if you are having kids be the pieces
The Activity Time
10 minutes

tic tac toe

We used the large green toobeez attached with balls to make a tic tac toe board.  then to play the game, use the balls as O’s and 2 small green toobeez laid on top of each other to make X’s.

Some additional ideas to make this work for a large group of kids would be to put them on teams. Designate what team they are on( by a colored sticker on them maybe) and have the kids stand in the Tic Tac Toe squares instead of using X’s and O’s

Also, you could use this as a review game for school subjects. (spelling for example) They spell the word, if they get it right they get to place a piece (or have a team member go to a spot on the board) If it’s spelled wrong, the other team gets to put a piece on (or go to a spot)

Joe Donahue is the manager of day-to-day operations and the person who originally conceived of the TOOBEEZ product.

Joe had a vision to create a life-sized Tinker Toy(TM) for families to play with to help reconnect with each other. It took four years of business planning, market research, manufacturing trips, endless conference calls with engineers, designers and patent attorneys but finally on September 21, 2003, the Toobeez product was born!

Often referred to as Giant Tinkertoys(TM), Toobeez is a life-sized construction building system comprised of interlocking tubes and spheres that can be linked together to create anything imaginable, from a simple cube shape to a complex structure like a lemonade stand, house, airplane or submarine. Just connect, twist and create!

Initially, Toobeez was sold exclusively to the specialty toy market, but due to its open-ended nature, it didn’t take long to realize the versatility of the product and the many different ways it could be used.

Today, the Toobeez system is currently being used by educators, team building/training professionals, occupational and recreational therapists, camp counselors, Boy and Girl Scout troops, church youth groups and the list grows every day. There is even a group of forward thinking dog trainers who use Toobeez to create challenging courses for agility training (we're not making this up)!

Armed with the knowledge that there was more to Toobeez than just a toy, Joe reached out to industry experts and educators with the goal of developing a collection of materials that provide activities, educational tools and lesson plans for use with Toobeez. Among the topics covered: team building, math, language arts, occupational therapy and special needs and senior needs. Currently under development is a corporate team building workbook and a physical education activity book.

Whether in a playroom, classroom, corporation, camp or healthcare setting, Toobeez aims to provide every participant with a positive, healthy and fun learning experience!

Since the inception of Toobeez in 2001, it has been the company’s mission to connect people, inspire creativity and foster imagination. As a testament to their roots, Joe and the entire Toobeez team continuously strive to deliver a quality product that promotes connection and teamwork to ultimately bring people together.
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