Clocks and Telling Time Ideas

Engaging Time Activities

This is my first year of teaching time. Teaching Kindergarten, I was never allowed to really teach time, so being my first year in 2nd grade, this is something new. It is tough getting the :05 minutes to stick in their heads! Practice, practice, practice. It is very draining! But the kids love it, they are asking what time we are going to do everything so they can see how far away it is. Here are some clocks and telling time ideas your students will enjoy.

Lakeshore Learning

Lakeshore Learning has amazing telling time activities! Ten come per pack. My kids really like them!

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Telling Time activities- hands on math activities to help your students learn how to tell time and work with clocks

Lakeshore Learning has amazing telling time activities! Ten come per pack. My kids really like them!

Clocks and Telling Time Ideas from Pinterest

I found two pins on Pinterest I did in my classroom, and my kids LOVED them!

Student working on giant clock face in the classroom

This is the original pin I found on Pinterest: you can find it in my math board. Put a hula hoop up on the board and have students write the hands.

Suggestions:

Use two hula hoops and have board races.

Use two different colored markers for the minute and hour hand!

Telling Time activities- hands on math activities to help your students learn how to tell time and work with clocks

This is also the original pin from Pinterest, not my own craft, find it here! Use a cut-up sentence strip, glue, paper plate, and a brad. When you fold the sentence strip cut-out in half, you’ll put the clock number on the front, and the minute that is represented under.

Math Unit

Here is a look at the math unit I’m using when teaching time, too. It comes with posters, mini books, centers, worksheets, and interactive notebook activities.

Telling Time activities- hands on math activities to help your students learn how to tell time and work with clocks

The posters and mini books that are included help the students learn about telling time to the hour, half-hour, quarter-hour, and 5-minute increments. The posters also help students remember the hour hand, minute hand, and A.M./P.M.

 (Link: Time Pack )

Telling Time activities- hands on math activities to help your students learn how to tell time and work with clocks

In the pack, there are also hands-on math centers. Each of the four centers covers time to the hour, half-hour, quarter-hour, and 5-minutes. Plus, they each come with a recording sheet.

 (Link: Time Pack )

Telling Time activities- hands on math activities to help your students learn how to tell time and work with clocks

Finally, there are lots of practice activities for students to complete independently. There are worksheets and interactive notebook pieces to cut and glue into a notebook.

 (Link: Time Pack )

Telling Time activities- hands on math activities to help your students learn how to tell time and work with clocks

(Link: Time Pack )

Telling Time activities- hands on math activities to help your students learn how to tell time and work with clocks
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