These first grade time activities help kids to tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analogue and digital clocks. They include a fun clock craft, worksheets AND an assessment!
Analogue Clock Craft
Whenever I’m planning a telling time unit, the first activity I always think of doing is a clock craft. It’s such a fun way to teach kids the features of an analogue clock such as the hour hand and minute hand.
Clock Dude Craft
Preparation – Begin by printing the template on cardstock for added durability. Next grab some crayons, a writing pencil, scissors and a split pin.
Instructions – Start by writing the numbers around the clock. Then decorate the clock and cut out all of the pieces. I find it helpful to get the kids to color the hour hand red and the minute hand blue. After that you’ll need to insert a small hole in the center of the clock and both hands (I often use a safety pin to do this). Finally push the split pin through the center of the clock to secure the clock hands in place.
Telling Time Worksheets
The following worksheets help differentiate learning for your students. You can choose from worksheets that focus on o’clock, half past or a mix of both. There’s also a mix of both analogue and digital clocks. I’ve included a few examples of the worksheets below, you can learn more about the other worksheets here.
First Grade Telling Time Assessment
Other Time Activities