Rush Hour Game
This fun activity turns practicing telling time into a race to see who can get to the next hour faster. But be careful, in this game, time can go backwards. Your child will have a blast practicing time-telling in this fast-paced game!
What you need:
2 play clocks with hands that can be moved manually
1= move 5 minutes ahead
2= move 10 minutes ahead
3= move 5 minutes back
4= move 15 minutes ahead
5= move 20 minutes ahead
6= move 10 minutes back
What you do:
1. The players start their clocks at the top of the hour. Alternating turns, they roll the die and move the minute hand according to the game code.
2. To win, you must land exactly on the next hour. If you start the game with both clocks on 12:00, the first person to 1:00 wins.
3. If a player goes over or past the next hour, she must return to the top of the original hour and start over. Discuss the times on the clocks during the game.
As your child becomes more proficient with telling time, make a new game code. You can add in times that won’t land on five-minute intervals. For example, 1= move ahead 7 minutes, or 2= move back 12 minutes. Make sure your game code allows a player to land on the next hour exactly!
**This is a guest post from our friends at Eduction.com. As a teacher and mother, incorporating play into learning is really important!