Grammar Games ~Time Clause Game - Get codes for Facebook, Hi5, MySpace and more

This can be played either with past and future time clauses.

Prepare cards. Choose two different colors for the cards. Say pink and yellow. On pink cards, write an activity such as wash the dishes, make the bed, etc.

On yellow cards write a conjunction that is used in time clauses.

Divide the class into two.

Explain the students that they have to choose two pink cards and a yellow card and make a correct sentence.

Draw a tic-tac-toe grid on the board and play the game.

Alternatively you can pass the pink cards and ask your students to write activities on the cards.


Drink coffee





Leave the house After


Run two hours




Collapsed Because


Take the medicine




Feel better The moment
Arrive home Make a salad While




Get back home Sleep When




Feel ill Eat all the chocolate As soon as





Wash the dishes




Watch the movie Before
Wait at the bus stop




Come Until




2 Comments on Grammar Games ~Time Clause Game

  1. Dominique Jones
    August 27, 2013 at 8:52 pm (2 years ago)

    I think this is a great game especially for younger children. It will make them think and it sounds fun putting together the different sentences!

  2. MommaMac
    October 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm (1 year ago)

    I am adding a “comma” card, so they practice when to and when not to use commas.


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