Sunday, February 3, 2013

XOXO - A Valentine's Tic Tac Toe!

I'm so excited to be offering my first ever FREE printable to all my sweet friends for Valentine's Day!  This is a quick, easy and inexpensive idea that's perfect for classroom treats!

In years past, I have almost always done photo cards (featuring MY little sweethearts of course) but between our family vacation last month and an out-of-town obligation next week, pictures just weren't going to happen.  But you know what they say . . . Desperation, no, procrastination - uhm, wait . . . oh yes, "Necessity is the mother of invention."  Or PIN-vention in this case anyway!

This is definitely a 'copycat' project I pinned earlier this week in anticipation of our upcoming Valentine's activities, including TWO classroom parties now that both Sheep and Snacks are both in school!  And a big shout out to Jodi for the idea and instructions!  You can check out the original version and other great ideas for kids at
Valentine's Tic Tac Toe
Valentine's pinspiration from
Honestly, I would have just used Jodi's version myself because it is adorable, but I have been using my color printer A LOT lately and decided to try making my own version without the colored background to conserve ink.  I also wanted to personalize it with Sheep's name . . . and add a cute poem for the instructions.  I know, it's a sickness of some sort. {Grin.}
Ironically, the final version ended up with some cute, heart, COLORED clipart as the background - so much for conservation!  I did make a version without the background though, so for those without a color printer or who actually do want to conserve their ink, it will still work for ya!

These little treats print up four to a page and cutting lines are included to help you out!  They are approximately 4" X 3" and fit perfectly in a standard-size treat bag you can find in the candy or cupcake aisle.  Sheep stuffed and I stapled and together we knocked out 24 of these in under 15 minutes - now that's sweet!

Now, I know what you might be thinking . . . While these treats are pretty darn cute, they could use a cute topper as well to really 'complete' the project.  I thought the same thing (I wanted to add X and O stickers on the kisses too  - Like I said, it's a sickness), but Sheep seemed satisfied with them 'as is', so 'as is' they are.  My over-embellishing genes have obviously been diluted by her father!  But if you are similarly afflicted so inclined, you can grab these adorable, free, printable treat toppers here and they would be a fabulous addition!

DIY Valentine's Day Free Printable Treat Bag Toppers
This is my first attempt at file-sharing, via Keep & Share, so let's hope this works!

Happy Valentine's Yall!


  1. This is cute! And clever! I love the idea of adding something else to the treat with the game.

    I'd love it if you would share this over at F-it Fridays this week. :)

    1. Thanks Chrissy! I'd love to! Can't wait to see what you've got going on!

      Happy Valentines!

  2. Any chance you can email me the template? I would love to use it. It is super cute!