These clock crafts and telling time activities help kids learn how to tell the time to o’clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to and to the nearest five minutes. They’re great for kids in First Grade and Second Grade.
Animal Clock Crafts
Making a clock is a great way to introduce kids to the features of an analogue clock. I focus teaching kids the numbers, hour hand and minute hand.
Preparation – Print the template you like the most. The kids can make a cat, mouse, lion or bear. You’ll also need a few basic craft supplies such as scissors, glue, split pins, crayons and pencils.
How to Make the Clock – First write the numbers one to twelve around the clock. Then decorate the clock with crayons or pencils. After that cut the clock and hands out. Finally attach the hands with a split pin in the middle.
Variation – You can also make these plates on a paper plate. If choosing this option, get the kids to paint the paper clock first and allow it to dry. Then decorate the paper plate version of the template.
Time Bingo Game
This game is suitable for 2 – 6 players and is an awesome way to help kids read analogue clocks.
Preparation – Print and laminate the resources for added durability. I find it helpful to store the bingo cards in snap lock bags.
How to Play – Begin by giving each kid a bingo mat and ten counters. Then explain that “bingo caller” calls out a time and if a player has that clock on their mat, they need to place a counter on it. The first player to cover all of their clocks needs to call out “bingo” and is declared the winner. Encourage the kids to look at the bingo caller card if they forget what a specific time looks like.
Variation – The kids can also play a matching game, where they match the time cards to the clocks on the mat.
Telling Time Worksheets
I love worksheets that make it easy to differentiate. So I’ve made worksheets that focus on o’clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to and five minute increments. There are also worksheets with mixed times to help kids revise what they have learned. These time activities focus on teaching kids to read analogue clocks, write times and draw clock hands. All of the worksheets come with an answer sheet to make marking super easy!
You can check out some examples of the worksheets below.
More Time Activities
You may also love the following apple time math center. The kids can make the various times using playdough or an erasable marker. Learn more here.