Telling Time Games for Kids

This post is sponsored by TIMEX. All opinions are my own.

Learning to tell time and read a clock is an important life skill for children that also strengthens basic math skills such as counting, addition and subtraction. Get your kids to practice telling time with two fun printable games, as well as with a new (and free!) interactive app - TIMEX Time Machines.

FREE printable games for kids to learn how to tell time and read a clock. Features a roll & cover game and a draw the time game. Also featuring a FREE interactive app from TIMEX to practice time-telling concepts.

Free Printable Time Telling Games

These free printable games are perfect for beginners as well as kids who are more advanced. Practice telling time by the hour, half hour and quarter hour.

In the Roll & Cover Game, children roll 2 dice, add them up, and cover the clock that shows that hour. Repeat until all clocks are covered. Any small object can be used, or kids can simply use crayons or markers to color each clock as they play.

The Draw the Time Game is more advanced but can be customized to your child's skill level. Includes cards that show digital time by the hour, half hour and quarter hour. Use all of the cards for the most difficulty, or only the ones that your child is familiar with.

The game is played by picking up a card, reading the digital time, and drawing that time on a blank clock. (adding the hour and minute hands) The game sheet indicates where you start and finish. To play with multiple players, print off more copies of the game sheet and race against time to see who finishes first.

For another Time telling activity, see the following post:

Free TIMEX Time Machines App

TIMEX has released an awesome new app where kids can practice their time-telling skills while traveling in a time machine! The game features 3 levels where kids will read digital and analog times, time words, and also add time. What a fun way to reinforce both math and reading skills!

The TIMEX Time Machines app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. It is perfect for ages approximately 6-9 years.

This interactive game is a great way for kids to have fun while learning. There is a "learning mode" and "practice mode" that actually teach the concepts of time-telling, parts of a clock, AM vs. PM, and clockwise vs. counter-clockwise.

LEVEL 1: Time Stopper

The clock hands are spinning and the player is given a digital time. They must tap on the clock to stop it when the hands are positioned at the correct location to match the digital time.

LEVEL 2: Counting Time

The player is shown a clock with a certain amount of time shaded in. Using buttons below the clock, they must add up minutes to match the amount of time shaded on the clock.

LEVEL 3: Rocket Time

Clocks are falling down from the top of the screen and the player must move their spaceship to catch the clocks that match the time words on the screen.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Timex. The opinions and text are all mine.


Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

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