Are you interested in an activity that will help your child review his Bible memory verses while giving him an opportunity to stretch his legs and move about?

Play “Tick, Tock, Stop!”

This is the seventh in a series of posts offering Bible Study and Scripture Memory activities for children.

Suggested Ages: 2-8

You will need an open floor space to create an imaginary clock face using your Memory Verse Cards (MVC).

How to play “Tick, Tock, Stop!”


1. Circle

Lay the MVCs on the floor in a large circle. This circle becomes the clock face.

2. Stand

Have your child stand in the center of the circle. His arms will become the clock’s arm by holding both of his arms out in front of him, with his hands clasped together.

3. Turn Around

Have your child slowly turn around with his eyes closed staying in the center of the circle as you slowly say, “Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick tock, tick tock……”

4. Stop!

When you say, “Tick, Tock, Stop!” he is to stop and open his eyes, keeping his arms outstretched in front of him.

5. Say

Look at the MVC on the floor that his hands are pointing to. Say the Bible verse together.

6. Continue!

Turn the MVC over after you have said the Bible verse. Continue this pattern until all the verses on the “clock face” are turned over. If more than one child is participating in this game, they can take turns being the clock arm. Have fun!


Tick, Tock, Stop! can be played with as few as four MVCs, placing them at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock.

Tick, Tock, Stop! Can be played with 12 MVCs, placing them at each imaginary number space on the clock face.

Tick, Tock, Stop can be played with many more MVCs as well! If you have more than 12 MVCs, you can put a pile of multiple MVCs at each number space, or create a larger clock by placing the MVCs as if each MVC stood for a minute space on the clock.

Take Turns: You and your children could take turns being the one to say “Tick, Tock, Stop!” and the one to be the clock arm.


Enjoy Playing “Tick, Tock, Stop!” as part of a simple Bible Time with your child. Follow three steps:

1. SING: Start with singing a song to the Lord.
2. BIBLE: Play “Tick, Tock, Stop!” following the directions above.
3. PRAY: Then talk to God in prayer.


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“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.”

Jeremiah 15:16