I use this as a spelling center activity for 1st grade Treasures, On My Way to School. I use it more like a connect 3, but it can be used as tic-tac-toe as well. File includes game board and spelling card set (9 words/pictures). I do not use the review words so I add one additional high-frequency word, but you can edit the game board and words to your preference.
To use: Print a set of cards and game board for each student (I usually have 4-6 students in a center). Player one will choose a card for their pile and say the word player 2. If player 2 spells the word correctly they will place a game marker on the picture that corresponds to the word on their game board, then players will switch roles. When a player connects 3, both players will clear their game boards and continue playing until it is time to switch centers. My students love this activity and it is a great way to practice spelling!