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 backward. This post may contain affiliate links.
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: Purchase from our affiliate link on Amazon!
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 in 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. Find them on Amazon by clicking the link below.
As your child becomes more proficient with telling time, make a new game code.
Rather than just discussing the time, you could also have them keep track of all of the times that everyone lands on while playing.
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!
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If you are a teacher or a homeschool mom you will learn that using manipulatives is always a fun way to teach kids to learn.
This game isn’t only a fun way to use the clocks as manipulatives in the classroom but it turns their learning into a game and makes it fun.
If you have access to a Cricut you can even make these adorable DIY Clocks to help with this lesson.
**This is a guest post from our friends at Eduction.com. As a teacher and mother, incorporating play into learning is really important!