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Big Tac Toe

Contributed by Desiree


When done in prone, this activity provides core strengthening, upper body strengthening, and proprioceptive input.


Construction Paper, Crayons, Markers, Masking Tape , Pen, Scissors


Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Core Strengthening (?)Strengthening of the muscles that work on stabilizing the entire body. Some of these muscles include the abdominal muscles, pelvic muscles, low-mid back muscles, and the hip muscles., Crossing Midline, Cutting, Fine Motor Control, Head/Neck Extension, Motor Planning, Proprioception , Sensory Processing, Shoulder Strength, Social Interaction, Upper Body Strength, and Visual Motor


Help the child cut 4 equal pieces of masking tape. Each piece should be about 3 feet long.

Use the masking tape pieces to make a large tic tac toe board on the floor.

Use the construction paper to cut shapes (each player should have his own shape). You will need 5 pieces of each shape. Let the child help you with cutting of the shapes.

If working on writing skills, each player can write his name on his shapes.

Instruct the child to lay prone next to the tic tac toe board.

Using the pieces you cut, play the tic tac toe game by placing the pieces while keeping your body prone and reaching with your arms out to place the pieces on the board (i.e. crossing midline).

For grading: instead of writing your name on each shape, you can write your initials or any other word as appropriate.
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