Spending Your Hours

Use 24 small objects to help your group think about how they spend their time each day.

Gather 24 small items for each person in your group. (i.e. M & Ms, dice, buttons, pennies, etc.) Give each person a set of 24 items and tell them that each item represents one hour of their day. Have them group their items according to the time they spend in different activities each day (they can do this on the floor or on a table). For example: 7 buttons in a pile for hours that they sleep, 1 button for the hour they eat each day, etc. Ask them to share what they spend the most time each day doing and what they spend the least time doing. Ask the whole group what this exercise tells them about their way they spend their time.

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