Science Activities for Kids


Race With Time Activity

Learn how to tell time in no time at all with this fun race with time activity. This science activity is ideal for young children that enjoy easy crafts.

What You'll Need:

  • Paper plates
  • Black markers
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Paper brads
  • Pad
  • Pencil

Each player makes their own clock face out of a paper plate, complete with moving minute and hour hands. Mark the paper plate with the hours, as on a clock.

Cut out a big hand and a small hand from colored paper. Attach the hands in the middle of the plate with a paper brad. Now you are ready to play the game! Ask someone to shout out times, such as 1:15 or 2:45.

The first player to move the hands to show the correct time on his or her clock face wins the round and five points on the score pad. The first person to reach 50 points wins the game.

Add more to the game: Score extra points for the player who can name an appropriate activity for the time (such as lunch or bedtime) along with marking the time on the clock.

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