Color Mixing Tic-Tac-Toe

Color Mixing Tic-Tac-Toe

We love playing tic-tac-toe at our house! So, I created this color mixing game for a fun twist on a classic game.

Ages:
3 - 7
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. 9 clear cups
  2. water
  3. food coloring
  4. eye dropper
  5. paper
  6. marker
  1. I began by drawing the traditional tic-tac-toe grid with a marker on some parchment paper. I chose parchment paper for easy clean-up, but you can use regular paper if don't have any parchment.

  2. Then, I filled 6 clear cups with water and added in yellow food coloring. That was our "base" color for playing the game.

  3. Then, I mixed water for a blue, red, and another yellow cup. Those served as our "mix-in" colors. I also left an eyedropper there for my daughter to use to dispense the coloring.

  4. I reviewed the rules of the game with my daughter and told her she needed to make 3 colors in a row today. As she thought, we talked about what colors make what when they are mixed together.

  5. She was thoughtful and decided to try for 3 greens in a row. Here she has played (and made) 2 greens and I have made one orange.

  6. This was also special for my daughter because she loved seeing the colors change right before her eyes!

  7. She did it! 3 green in a row and my attempt at some oranges in a row. She beat me!

  8. Have fun playing color mixing tic-tac-toe. After you're done playing, you can just have fun making new colors.