Fun and Exciting Time Games and Activities for Kids

Fun and Exciting Time Games and Activities for Kids

Telling the time has never been easier, thanks to a wide range of fun and educational games! This is an excellent whole-group activity and fun time games for children are great for developing gross motor skills.

Let’s have a look at them!

Why Is It Important to Teach Your Children About Time? 

The concept of time management is vital in today’s world. Kids need to learn to manage their time and stay organized. This concept of game time for kids helps them learn to organize their time and deal with unexpected situations. 

Best Time Games for Kids 

These circle time games for kids can be played on a large dry erase board or large pieces of paper. Here’s the list.

1. File-Folder Time Game 

What You Will Need

  • Craft knife and scissors 
  • File folder
  • Post-it notes and other peel-and-and-stick labels (optional)

Instructions 

  1. There should be a printout of the template. Drill holes in the clock body and the two clock hands to secure the components of the clock hands.
  2. This illustration shows you how to cut and fold your pivot.
  3. Insert the pivot through the clock’s hole from the back, as indicated in the illustration. 
  4. Make a new dial for the watch. To make it fit through the opening, you’ll need to wiggle it about a little.
  5. Close the door after inserting the two clock hands into the pivot. The hour hand appears first, followed by the minute hand.
  6. Attach the red pivot cover to the pivot by applying a little adhesive to the top of the pivot. Make confident that none of the glue gets on the clock’s hands or face.
  7. Check to determine whether the clock’s hands are free to wiggle and spin around. Remove the remaining letters and numbers from the board to begin playing.
  8. For starters, you may choose a question from the list or come up with one of your own, such as, “What time is it?” 
  9. In addition to manipulating the clock hands and locating the correct digital clock numbers, children may also jot down the relevant sentences for the notepad.

2. Tell The Time Game 

What You Will Need

  • Cut out the game cards from the downloadable clocks.
  • Just a few pieces of checkers, chess pieces, or Legos.

Instructions 

  1. Choose one of your children or students to be the first to go to the field by laying down all of the game cards.
  2. When the analog clock tells it’s time, Player One picks the location he intends to indicate with his marker and checks the time. 
  3. A player must then find a game card that matches the time of the analog clock.
  4. It’s possible to cover the analog clock with one’s hand when the player finds a match.
  5. The game is done as soon as one player gets four consecutive wins or all the other players have filled in the spaces.

3. Plastic Egg Time

What You Will Need 

  • Plastic eggs – a dozen
  • Marker pens

Instructions 

  1. Grab a dozen of these plastic Easter eggs.
  2. Separate the tops from the bottoms by chopping them in half.
  3. Bind the tops and bottoms together with colors that do not coincide
  4. On one side, write the time digitally (3:00) and on the other, in words (three o’clock), using a black permanent marker. You may even be able to sketch an analog clock once in a while!
  5. After the eggs were cooked, the students were separated into small groups, and the individual egg pieces were hidden throughout the classroom.
  6. Then have a search for eggs!
  7. Tell the kid how many puzzle pieces there are.
  8. Spread out all the halves and have the youngster link them one by one.
  9. Afterward, they’ll hide the answers again for the following group to verify.

4. Time Game Freebie 

What You Will Need

  • Two game boards
  • Two sets of cards
  • Two sets of the 12 possible ways to say each thing twice

Instructions 

  1. Write “Time is up!” on five different shapes/cards. 
  2. Students participate in this game in pairs, with one partner placing a digital time on their board’s corresponding clock. 
  3. They must refund the digital time if they have already covered that period. 
  4. Return one of the times you previously matched if you receive a “Time is up!” card.
  5. The player having the most matched times on their card wins.

5. Apple-themed Time Tell 

What You Will Need 

  • Cardboard or paper
  • Pouches for laminating (option, but for durability)

Instructions 

  1. Print the puzzles, laminate them, and then cut them out.
  2. You have the option of using cards from one of four tiers. You can tell how long it’s been since you’ve woken up by looking at the clock.
  3. Individually or in combination, you may utilize all of the levels in this program.
  4. You may add a little mark on the backs of the matching pieces to make the puzzles self-checking.
  5. After putting the puzzles together, the youngsters may easily verify their work using a dot in a different color or a little symbol.

6. Time Sensor Bins 

What You Will Need 

  • 12.5 gallons of water (separated)
  • Colored food dyes (black, purple, blue, and yellow)
  • Disinfectant
  • Zip-top packages of four gallons each
  • a single bin for each sense (we use a plastic tub, shoe boxes, cake pans)
  • Cards to pass the time for free (download at the bottom of the post)
  • Sheets are laminated (optional)

Instructions 

  1. To begin, color the rice using food coloring.
  2. Fill each of the four zip-top bags with 3 cups of rice. After that, ten times pump the hand sanitizer into each bag of rice on top.
  3. Next, add food coloring to the hand sanitizer puddles in each bag. To get deeper hues, use more food coloring.
  4. Seal the bags and smash the rice around until all of the food colorings have been absorbed. Per bag, it took about 1-2 minutes.
  5. After that, remove the bags from the refrigerator and let them air dry for at least one night. The sensory bin may be put together by pouring the rice into your selected container in a zigzag pattern.
  6. Make a big pile of clock cards and place them throughout the sensory bin.
  7. Ask your youngster to go through the sensory bin and locate all corresponding items.

Top Time Activities for Kids 

Top Time Activities for Kids

If you’re looking for entertaining and time-saving activities for teaching your kids to tell the time, go no further than this list!

1. Use a Hoop 

What You Will Need 

  • Hula-hoop
  • Tapes
  • White-board
  • Black marker pens

Instructions 

  1. Attach a hula hoop to a whiteboard and write numbers around the circle’s interior to create a ‘clock’ with the numbers.
  2. You may practice telling time to the minute by cutting small notches around the inside of the hula hoop to practice speaking time to the second.

2. Clock Hat 

What You Will Need 

  • Heavy-duty sheets or construction paper
  • Templates for clock hats may be found at the bottom of this page.
  • Metallic dowel rods and scissors, tiny
  • Crayons, marker pens, or coloring with a little adhesive
  • Transparent sticky tape (optional)

Instructions 

  1. Print the clock hat templates onto sturdy cardstock. Then run it through your printer in 8.5 x 11 format.
  2. Cut out the hat and glue or tape the round ends together. Put the hat on your student first to get a feel for the fit and comfort.
  3. Cut and attach the clock face on the cap. A little metal brad secures the clock hands to the cap.
  4. Fill in the digital time on the little square clocks to match the textual time.
  5. Color, cut, and glue the miniature square clocks around the hatband.
  6. Ask your kids to don their finished hats!

3. CD Clock 

What You Will Need 

  • One CD or DVD 
  • Pipe cleaner (cut in half)
  • Two Buttons (Dimensions: 1/2-inch to 1 inch)
  • Permanently colored ink (fine tip)

Instructions 

  1. Write numbers on the CD to make a clock face. Put four tick marks between each of the numbers to indicate the minutes.
  2. Allow one end of the pipe cleaner to protrude farther than the other when folding it in half lengthwise. To make a circuit, insert the bigger end of the pipe cleaner into a buttonhole and then the shorter end into the other buttonhole. 
  3. Both ends of the pipe cleaners should be tucked inside the hole on the back of the CD before feeding it through (the side without the numbers). Make sure the CD’s button is fully pressed into the CD’s side until it’s secure.
  4. As illustrated in the image below, you may add a second button to your bracelet by slipping a pipe cleaner through one hole and a double buttonhole on the other. Push the button all the way down until it is firmly pressed on the CD’s clock face side.
  5. To ensure the button is firmly connected to the CD, re-twist the pipe cleaner two more times. This hands-on clock for learning to tell time has now been built.

4. Wristwatch 

What You Will Need 

  • Split pins
  • Scissors 
  • Pen 
  • Paint 
  • Pencils 
  • Stickers 
  • Gems 
  • Diamonds
  • Tape / Washi / Sticky tape
  • A few authentic timepieces to contrast with your home-made timepiece

Instructions 

  1. Make a wrist cuff from paper rolls by slicing them in half.
  2. Decorate your cuff in any manner that you like. – It’s up to you, and you may use paint, pens, stickers, anything.
  3. After that, you’ll need to create the clock’s face.
  4. Make your clock’s hands into two. 
  5. After that, secure your timepiece with a split pin.
  6. Push the split pin through the clock’s hands, the clock face, and the cuff.
  7. The split pin’s ends should be folded back to fit snugly against the cuff’s inner side.
  8. To prevent them from poking your child’s wrist while they wear their watch, secure them with some sticky tape or washi tape.

5. Playdough Clock Mats 

What You Will Need

  • Play-dough – 2 colors
  • Plastic sleeve protector
  • Card with clock print (without the hands)
  • Black marker pen

 Instructions 

  1. On paper, print off the playdough mats for use.
  2. Roll the clock’s hands with playdough while wearing plastic sleeve protection.
  3. Make snakes out of playdough to make clock ‘hands’ (one shorthand and one long hand)
  4. A dry-erase marker and an eraser are needed for this task.

6. Build a Snowman clock 

What You Will Need 

  • Printable clocks
  • Cardstock\Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Brads made of metal

Instructions 

  1. Print and duplicate the printable on cardstock paper to make the clocks more durable.
  2. Make a snowman clock for each kid, along with a half-sheet of numbers and hands for the watch.
  3. Glue the numbers onto the clock, cut out the clock hands, and color them in.
  4. Make each hand distinct by coloring it in a different shade. Then, using a brad, assist children in attaching their clock hands to the middle.
  5. After the clock was made, kids were ready to tell time with their snowman cutouts!

Our collection of interactive time games for kids includes various entertaining and exciting activities that will provide you with a diverse range of learning opportunities for your children. Check them out and make sure your child’s hands are kept occupied!

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