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

Play “Tick, Tock, Stop!”

Suggested Ages: 2-10

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

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. Their arms will become the clock’s arm by holding both of their arms out in front of them, with their hands clasped together.

3. Turn Around

Have your child slowly turn around with their 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!” they are to stop and open their eyes, keeping their arms outstretched in front of them.

5. Say

Look at the MVC on the floor that their 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 child 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 (KJV)

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

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