Malachi and I came up with this fun game idea. It’s Tic-Tac-Toe – only with chocolate kisses instead of X’s and O’s. This, of course, turns the game into Kiss-Tac-Toe.
I think this is incredibly clever. But then I realized that I have teenagers and overemphasizing the word “kiss” or suggesting that they give these fun gifts to their friends and Bible class teachers is probably weird and embarrassing. I’m not entirely above embarrassing my children on purpose, but I suppose this time I will refrain from insisting that my 13-year old give Kiss-Tac-Toe gift packs to his peers at church and on the basketball team.
What is my plan then? Well, first of all, Malachi and I have had a pretty good time playing 47 rounds of Kiss-Tac-Toe with a variety of Christmasy game boards. It’s almost torture for him to avoid actually eating the game pieces, but just like embarrassment, I’m not above torture in the name of winning a game. Competitive? Me? Oh no. Not much. (Sometime I should tell you about our family’s Kiss-Tac-Tournament.)
My ultimate plan with these game packets is to put them together with a few other fun items for some of my retired lady friends who share an apartment complex in town. They meet in their community room daily and play games together for hours. I think they will get a big kick out of these Christmas-time game boards and game pieces. I’ll package them up with fuzzy socks, pretty soap, a mini-calendar, and some baked goodies.
How to Put Together Kiss-Tac-Toe Gift Packs
1. Print the game boards, gift tags, and instruction card. (Access instructions below). I recommend printing the game boards on heavy white cardstock.
2. Cut them apart and put one game board and an instruction card into a sandwich-sized zip-lock bag.
3. Put 10 chocolate kisses into each bag – 5 each of 2 different colors.
4. Seal the bags. Fold the gift tag over the top and attach with ribbon or a stapler.
Even if you don’t package these up to give away, you might have fun leaving game boards and chocolate kisses around on tables in your house for people to play during Christmastime. It’s just silly fun, you know? I like silly fun. (As opposed to non-silly fun? Whatever.)
You know what I’m thinking now? I should make Christmas Bingo Boards. We could play it with M&Ms. I can’t believe all the candy talk going on here right now.
Are you having a fun Christmas season?
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I love the idea! I tried to download this but it didn’t work. What can I do?
Uh-oh, I’m not sure why it wouldn’t be working for you. It’s working on my end. Email me if you can’t get it to download and I’ll send it to you that way! (laura @ heavenlyhomemakers.com)
Oh, this would be awesome for Valentine’s Day!!! If you can find it in your heart to create valentines boards, I would be ever so grateful! :)
Ooh, good idea! I’ll try!
Debbie W. says
I know this was almost a year ago, but was curious if you did end up making a Valentine one? I would definitely be interested in that as well. :) Thanks!
Yes, I did!! https://www.heavenlyhomemakers.com/free-printable-valentine-learning-activities-and-a-new-kiss-tac-toe-game
My neighbor has nine children…..six of them have the chicken pox. This will be a perfect treat/distraction for them! Thanks!
Aww, that’s a great idea. Very thoughtful and fun!