Learning how to tell time is an extremely important skill to teach to every child. They’ll be using this skill for the rest of their lives. But it doesn’t have to be boring! Check out these resources to keep your learning fun and engaging.
Fun Ways to Teach Telling Time
Zingo Time-Telling – A wonderful way to turn challenging time-based math into a fun game for the family! In this time-telling version of our popular Zingo! game, players learn to read the hour and minute hands on an analog clock and make the translation to digital time.
Perfect Timing – Learn to tell time in this fast paced cooperative game. The goal of this game is to get the clock to the right place in time.
LEGO Time Teacher Watch – Kids will love building this LEGO watch and clock and be extra motivated to learn how to tell time.
Roll & Read the Time Game – Get lots of practice reading clocks with this free printable game!
Rock ‘N Learn: Telling Time – Timothy Time,
The Clock that Rocks, and his comical friends, Digi and Kuku, teach kids how to tell time to the hour and minute using a traditional analog clock with hands. Students also learn about digital clocks, days of the week, months of the year, counting by fives, and more.
Time Dice – Jumbo twelve-sided dice that make practicing time telling fun!
Time Matching Game – Grab any extra Easter eggs lying around the house and make this fun time matching game.
Telling Time Flash Cards – These colorful, easy-to-read cards feature analog clocks and time in numbers and words. Great for test prep and review!
What Time Is It File Folder Game – With clocks and watches all around us (and never enough time in the day!), children will love learning to tell time with this free file folder game. Tick, tock, tick, tock…
My Book of Telling Time – This workbook uses a variety of activities to keep children engaged and learning to tell time down to the minute.
Time Bingo – The classic game in a version to practice telling time.
Hula Hoop Clock Activity – Take you learning outside with this hula hoop clock activity!
Slam Dunk – Race around the basketball court matching analog and digital clock faces!
Shape Sorting Clock – This preschool-friendly clock features color-coded minute and hour hands that spin around with a simple push…but no matter where they point, it’s always time for learning and fun!
Clock Playdough Mats – Your children will be delighted to practice telling time with these free clock playdough mats.
Telling Time Placemat – Mealtime can be fun and educational! This double-sided learning placemat can help your child practice reading analog and digital clocks and writing the time.
What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf? – Watch out for Mr. Wolf at dinner time! This fun board game will help children develop analogue and digital time telling skills.
Clock Puzzle Busy Bag – Use these self-correcting clock puzzles during independent learning time!
Time Telling Game – Reinforce time telling skills with this fun game!
Story Telling Time Game – Combine story telling and time telling practice with this creative game.
Kids Telling Time App – Travel through the four rooms of a house filled with clocks and help Ticky The Mouse collect the cheese and eat it by setting and telling the correct times on analog and digital clocks.
If you have an Apple device, you also might want to check out this list of time telling apps for iphones and ipads.
Need some more help teaching a child to tell the time? Here are some tips for teaching telling time you might find useful!
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