How to Play Lines and Dots
A Fun Car Travel Game
Printable game pages
Use page 1 for older kids,
and page 2 for preschoolers (fewer dots)
Click the pictures above
to print a full size image
This is a game for two or
1. Print the
template above, OR make your own game board, using a blank sheet of paper
and fill a section of it (or the whole thing) with evenly spaced rows of
dots about half an inch apart.
2. Start the game.
Take turns drawing horizontal or vertical lines between adjacent dots connecting
3. If you complete
a full square, write your initial in the box and take another turn. If
your line creates two boxes, then you get to put your initial in both of
them. Some strategy will be involved to see if you can create more boxes
than your opponent.
4. Continue playing
until all the dots on the page are connected.
5. Count how
many boxes each player has on the page. The player with the most boxes
is a sample lines and dots game that is just getting started:
Tips: Use a smaller
section of the page with fewer dots for younger children and more dots
for older children - maybe even the whole page!
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