Today I am sharing some more clock games to add to your collection. These ones were a great hit with my 3/4s. The first two games are four-in-a-row games and can be played as single or multiplayer. I had shared a few four-in-a-row games before which were focused on minutes. You can find them here. These new ones are all about reading the clocks, hours and minutes, and finding the digital clock version of the time on the board. I have also added a version of the game with AM PM on the clocks to practice the 24-hour clock. As always there are google slides versions of the game for remote learning. More details below.
Game 1- Four in a row
- print out of the game board
- one 6 face dice
- place marker for each player
- color pencils or whiteboard markers if you laminate the board.
How to play
The players take turns rolling the dice (start from the left upper corner) and moving along the clocks. They can move in any direction. They read the clock they land on and find and mark the time on the grid. They try to get four in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally. They also try to stop the opponents from getting 4 in a row. The times on the grid repeat so that gives them a bit of a chance for strategy. Also, since they can move in any of the 2 directions they can choose the clock that helps them get four in a row or block an opponent. This game can be played as a single-player game as well. The player rolls and sees how long t takes to get 4 in a row.
Two boards are given for this game, the one below is used to practice the 24 hour clock time. For the 24 hour clock time the players need to match the clock they land on with the 24 hour clock time on the grid.
Game 2 – Bingo
You can play this game as a bingo game with the whole class or group. Use the board below for the bingo games. Each player/pair/team needs to have the board (you can print in black and white one or laminate more boards). I have laminated 25 of them because I use them in single-player/student activities as well.
The players are asked to mark/hide with black colorany 6 of their tiles one in each row. (this will make each cards different). The teacher or one of the students in the group rolls the dice. They move on the board along the clocks and show the one they landed one. I do this on the smartboard or on my shared screen or they do it in their groups. They tell the time and the students that have it mark it with a different color than black. The first player to mark a whole row or column wins.
There are two boards for the bingo game as well, one simple and one with AM,PM fro the 24 hour clock time.
Find the pdfs to print below
Find the free google slides version of the games below. The google slides version uses a spinner instead of a dice.
I hope that you find the games useful.
Check out our collection of print and digital activities that includes
- Explanations for each concept, o’clock, half past, quarter past and to, minutes, seconds,
- Understanding the clock- placing the numbers for hours and minutes.
- Reading and writing time to the hour.
- Reading and writing time to the half-hour.
- Reading and writing time to the quarter-hour.
- Reading and writing time to the nearest 5,10,25,20 minutes.