Telling time on an analog clock can be tricky business for young learners. This guided lesson on time helps second graders improve their ability to tell time to the hour, half-hour and quarter hour. Targeted instruction and practical exercises give kids the practise they need to master this important skill. For even more practise opportunities, download and print the time worksheets that correspond to this lesson.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Time Song
Count down a whole hour, in groups of five, in this song that teaches telling time. Join the Wrist Band and a cast of wacky characters as they sing their way through the 12 o'clock hour.
Telling Time Quiz
Which clock shows half-past three? In this interactive quiz, kids practise identifying analog and digital clocks with specific times. Early learners also practise using common time vocabulary, helping them to master time as a real-world concept. After playing, kids will be telling time in no time flat!
Set the Clock: Time to 15 Minutes
Analog clocks may be going out of style, but time-telling is still an important skill. Set the clock to play this game about telling time.
Clock Match: Time to 5 Minutes
Telling time to five minutes with analog clocks is an important skill for year three. Help your child master time-telling with this clock matching game. Kids must match each digital clock to the analog clock that shows the same time. Perfect for practising what the big hand and the little hand on a clock represent, this interactive maths game will have kids telling time in no time.
Stop the Clock!
Speed and accuracy are crucial in this fast-paced time game! Kids must listen carefully to stop the clock once it reaches the target time. Auditory and visual prompts are given to children to remind them of the target time. Answers within a 5-minute window are correct, while anything outside of that must be done again. This silly, fast-paced game is perfect for kids who are working to master telling time.
Set the Clock: Time to 5 Minutes
Floyd is one sleepy dog, and he needs help setting his alarm clock to start his day off right. Kids practise setting the clock to 5-minute increments to match specific times. After setting Floyd's alarm several times, he will either wake up or keep snoozing, depending on how well kids can set specific times. This game is perfect for children who are working on mastering the art of telling time.

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