Learn To Tell Time

by Niclas Marie

Telling time is an important thing to know how to do and can be very useful in your daily life. Clocks can help you wake up in time for school, tell you when it's time for lunch, and alert you when your favorite TV show is about to come on. Learning how to tell time can be fun when you use games, activities, and exercises to practice reading, writing, and setting clock times. Once you've learned how to read a clock, you can put your skills to good use. Use these resources to boost your clock skills.

Learn to Tell Time (PDF)
Here is a good starting point to learn the basics of telling time.

Telling Time Activities
Create-a-Reader presents five telling-time activities with a quiz portion to test your newskills.

Giraffe Pull
Tug Team Giraffe Pull is a challenging multiplayer game that lets students play a game of tug-of-war while they practice telling time.

Interactive Teaching Clock
These practice analog and digital clocks show moving clocks down to the second and can be set to the time of your choosing.

Time Maze
The Time Maze game asks students to make their way through the maze by listening to times and choosing the right answer to gain points.

Learn to Tell Time
Recommended for children in grades 1 through 5, this time-telling game has a time-travel theme and four levels of difficulty.

A Timely Tale
Have students fill in the story, which includes a series of questions on different times of the day.

Snap Dragon – Tell the Time
Tell the time by following the directions on the screen, which tell students what time to set their clocks to.

Virtual "Time" Book
Click through the virtual "Time" book to listen to the chimes of Big Ben, practice writing numbers, complete matching activities, and more.

Telling Time
Choose the right time from a list in this time-telling game created by HMH School Publishers.

Interactivate: Clock Wise
Enter the times on the clock to practice setting clocks using AM and PM settings.

Bang on Time
This time-telling activity requires students to read the time in words and then stop the clock when the hands reach the right positions.

Telling Time and Reading Clock Hands
In-depth information about the parts of a clock, how to read a clock, and AM and PM, as well as several practice questions on the bottom of the page.

Flip Time
NASA presents the Flip Time airplane-themed game, which tests students' memories and clock skills.

Clock Talk Games
Clock Talk games help students practice telling time in hour and half-hour increments by moving the hands of the clock to match the time shown.

Learn How Sundials Work
Students can learn how sundials were used in the past to tell time by looking at the shadow cast by the sun as it shines on the sundial.

Telling the Time
Choose from three time-telling activities: Telling the Time, AM or PM?, and The 24 Hour Clock.

Clock Memory Game
Match Up Time asks students to match the analog clock with the digital watch time to create pairs.

Telling Time Quiz
Listen to the time by clicking the "play" button and pick the correct answer in this Telling Time quiz.

Under the Sea Time Activities
With an under-the-sea theme, this online activity has two math/time topics for students to complete: Passage of Time and Calendar.

Telling Time with Word Problems
Designed for first- and second-grade students, the Rags to Riches activity uses word problems to teach students how to tell time.

Hickory Dickory Clock
Click on the right analog clock to match the time given and watch the mouse run up the clock to get the cheese.

Difference Between Two Times
This timetable activity is recommended for students in grades 3 through 5 and involves reading the time and solving one-step and two-step problems.

Telling Time Exercises
Khan Academy provides telling-time videos to watch and fun, interactive exercises for students to try on their own.

Measurement: Tell Time
Learn important time-telling vocabulary, sing karaoke with a time-telling song, then test your clock skills in this step-by-step activity.

Just in Time Game
Roll the dice and move your pawn along the printable clock-themed game board, which asks the players to read the time as they land on each clock.

Telling Time Activity
This multi-level time-telling lesson asks students to read and set the time using a variety of clocks.

Identifying Time
Students can compare the hands of an analog clock with the numbers on a digital clock in this online activity.

Time to the Minute
In this online video, students will learn how to tell time to the minute and review counting by fives to count the minutes up to sixty.

Adding Time
Use this online activity to practicing adding time with hour and minute markers on an analog clock.

About the author

is the founder and CEO of TimeCenter Online Scheduling and lives in Helsingborg, Sweden. He loves to code beautiful and simple web apps, and occasionally enjoys a game of blitz chess.

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