Human noughts and crosses

Includes: Indoors, Group games

Activity time:
< 10 mins


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Noughts and crosses with chairs

This fun game builds cooperation and teamwork.


  1. Place nine chairs in a square, three chairs by three chairs.
  2. Split your girls into two teams, the noughts and the crosses. Give out the bibs or neckerchiefs.
  3. The girls from each team then take it in turns to sit on a chair.
  4. The aim is to get a line of noughts or a line of crosses.

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Safety notes

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Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

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2 adults needed