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Best End of School Party Games for Kids: Frisbee Tic Tac Toe & More

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Backyard Frisbee Tic Tac Toe and Clown Water Pumper Games How To. 2 Fun Outdoor Games and Backyard Games for Kids That Make for Perfect End of School Party Games.

With the end of the school year comes end of school year parties. And since I love planning school parties, I (of course) got involved!

This year, I wanted to come up with some great outdoor games for kids to play. These games were a huge hit – just as much fun as my Grinch party for my daughter’s class and my backyard carnival games party. And I’ll definitely be adding it to the other backyard games we play on family game night, like backyard Yardzee.

Because we had so much fun with them, I wanted to share them here.

First, I’ll share my super easy giant backyard frisbee tic tac toe game, the a fun game to play with water pumpers!

DIY Giant Backyard Frisbee Tic Tac Toe

For my son’s end of school year party, I made a giant firsbee tic tac toe game!

A game board to play backyard frisbee tic tac toe is made out of a shower curtain and painters tape and is set on a green lawn

This game is so easy to make, and the kids loved it.

I bought a cheap shower curtain and cheap painters tape from Dollar Tree, and taped out a giant Tic Tac Toe grid with the tape on the shower curtain.

So far, so good, right?

Then I set out 6 frisbees. The kids had to stand behind a line and throw the frisbees onto the tic tac toe grid in order to make a vertical, horizontal, or diagnol line with their frisbees (just like in tic tac toe).

It’s not as easy as you might think it is, and the kids loved it. I’ll definitely be using this over the summer too as an easy DIY backyard game for my kids and their friends, and also for family parties!

How to Make My DIY Giant Backyard Frisbee Tic Tac Toe

If you want a printable instruction card for my frisbeen tic tac toe grid, scroll to the end of this post!

Frisbee Tic Tac Toe Materials:

Instructions to Make the Tic Tac Toe Board:

  • Lay out a shower curtain and tape a 3 x 3 grid onto it using painter’s tape
  • Set out a throwing line from which players must stand. Use a stick, tape, etc., or whatever you have lying around.

How to Play Frisbee Tic Tac Toe:

  • Each player stands behind a designated “throwing line.”
  • Players take turns throwing one frisbee at a time until one player has achieved 3 in a row with their frisbees. As with regular tic tac toe, the 3 in a row can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal.  

Quit Clowing Around Water Pumper Game

The other game I prepared was this “Quit Clowning Around” Water Pumper Game.

It was even easier!

I made up these clown signs, had them laminated, and stuck the onto some stakes.

The kids used water pumpers to aim and shoot at them. At least, they shot at them for a little bit.

Eventually they just started soaking each other, which was also fun!

Clown images are colored, laminated, and attached to garden stakes as part of an outdoor end of year school party game.
An outdoor backyard party game for kids is set up on the lawn of a school, with  cars parked in the background. The game shows clown images on garden stakes  driven into the grass.

It was a great day weather wise and I didn’t even get a headache! There’s something about me and going in for these class parties that I ALWAYS come out with a headache! But not today! Feeling great! Well, aside from the fact that I’m about to bawl because my kids are another year older…

What are your favorite games for end of school parties?

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Gigantic Backyard Frisbee Tic Tac Toe

A game board to play backyard frisbee tic tac toe is made out of a shower curtain and painters tape and is set on a green lawn

Backyard Frisbee Tic Tac Toe is a fun outdoor game for kids and family that's easy and cheap to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Materials

  • Plain shower curtain
  • Colorful painters tape that stands out from the shower curtain color
  • 6 Frisbees (ideally, 3 frisbees in one color and 3 frisbees in another color. If you don't have 2 sets of different color matched frisbees, just make sure players remember which frisbee belongs to who).
  • A stick or something to indicate where players must stand to throw their frisbees from

Instructions

How to Make the Tic Tac Toe Board:

  1. Lay out a shower curtain and tape a 3 x 3 grid onto it using painter's tape
  2. Set out a throwing line from which players must stand. Use a stick, tape, etc., or whatever you have lying around.


A game board to play backyard frisbee tic tac toe is made out of a shower curtain and painters tape and is set on a green lawn

How to Play Frisbee Tic Tac Toe:

  1. For a 2-player game, have both players stand behind the designated throwing line.
  2. Taking turns, each player should throw 1 of their frisbees, aiming to hit one of the tic tac toe squares taped onto the shower curtain.
  3. Continue alternating throws until 1 player gets 3 in a row - all 3 of their frisbees in a line (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) within the tic tac toe grid.

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Tuesday 27th of October 2020

[…] Frisbee Tic Tac Toe from A Turtles Life for Me – This is a great twist to Tic Tac Toe that can be played inside or outside! […]

Jessica

Saturday 2nd of June 2018

How do you keep the shower curtain down?

Natalie

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

We had U-shaped pins that you use for gardening or to hold tents or other things into the ground. We used duct tape to create a square on each corner of the shower curtain and then we could push the pins through that so the shower curtain wouldn't tear. Here are the pins we used: https://amzn.to/2Hn9HSM

natalie

Thursday 4th of June 2015

love the tic-tac-toe and shooting clown idea. was looking for out door things to do with the kids

Jamie

Friday 28th of June 2013

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Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate

Wednesday 5th of June 2013

Hi, Natalie! LOVE this post!! Thanks so much for sharing! :) Stopping by to let you know that I featured your Frisbee Tic Tac Toe on my blog today as one of my favorite Summer Fun pins! http://www.chattingoverchocolate.com/2013/06/pinteresting-ideas-for-summer-fun-with.html ... Wishing you and your family a terrific Summer! :)

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