Teaching kids how to tell time takes plenty of step-by-step practice. There’s so much to learn: the difference between the minute and hour hand, what hand to read first, how to count by fives to read the number of minutes – the lessons go on and on. That’s why I was so excited to pull together a go-to telling time activity pack that would keep practice fun for kids and easy prep for teachers and homeschoolers.
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The Telling Time Activity Pack playfully teaches kids the foundations of reading a digital and analog clock:
- Recognizing the hour and minute hands
- Reading the hour hand
- Telling time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter and 5-minute intervals
- Identifying a.m. and p.m.
It’s perfect for first and second graders!
The colossal pack includes loads of variety to keep practice engaging for kids. Children sort events by a.m. and p.m.
Review with some coloring!
Then, pull out a class set of fun-to-play BINGO!
Kids practice telling time to the nearest hour by rolling, adding and coloring the matching clock.
Then, clip the digital time that matches each analog clock.
Since I wanted to make it easy for you to differentiate, I included a set of clip cards and match up cards for each level of difficulty so you can have all of your students work on the same activity but practice their “just right” skill: telling time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter or 5-minutes.
Young mathematicians try their luck with a round of Memory Match Up,
play Telling Time Dominoes,
and join their class in an exciting game of I Have, Who Has.
Finally, they pull out their markers and scissors for a clever craftivity that reviews the parts of a clock and moves on to reading the hour and minute hands to the nearest 5-minute interval.
To help kids remember the telling time rules as you go along, I also included four posters that keep the lessons fresh in their minds!
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