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Telling Time Activities

If you want to teach your child how to tell the time, check out this page.

Telling Time for Preschoolers

Time is an abstract concept and children who are under the age of 6 are not able to learn abstract concepts. This is why if you want to teach your child something abstract like time, you should prepare a concrete activity to make it easier to learn. You should materialise the abstract concepts so it will be easier for your child to objectify these concepts.

Clock Craft

Today’s subject is time! We have lots of practical activities that will be very useful for you to teach a abstract concept to your child. Let’s begin. 😊

Activity 1

This clock is made with toy blocks and miniature figures which you can easily find in toy shops.

telling time activity

 Activity 2

You can make a clock using the old CDs at home! 😊

Required Materials

  • Cardboard
  • CD
  • Pin
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How to do it?

Get an old CD you do not use anymore and using the cardboard, create a table clock shape.

Draw the hour and minute hand on the cardboard and cut them away.

Then attach them on the CD with a material such as a pin (so you will be able to set watch).

Lastly, cut away the numbers and paste them on the CD as well.

Your clock is ready!

telling time activity with using CD

Activity 3

Required Materials

  • Carton
  • Plastic spoons
  • Marker pen

How to do it?

Write down the numbers on the spoons one by one from 1 to 12.

Paste the spoons down on the carton in the shape of a circle.

Then make the hour and minute hand using different kinds of spoons.

That’s it! 😊

Telling time
telling time activity with using plastic spoon
telling time activity with using spoon

Activity 4- Monkey Clock

Required Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Bottle tops
  • Pin
  • Paper
  • Marker pen
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How to do it?

Get a round paper plate and paste 12 bottle caps on it.

paper plate telling time
paper plate craft activity
paper plate clock craft

Then write the numbers from 1 to 12 on the tops one by one.

Draw a monkey on a paper and the arms of the monkey will be the hour and minute hand of your clock.

Cut away the monkey figure and paste it on the plate.

Your clock is ready!

paper plate and bottle caps telling time

These clock making activities will be very useful for your child about learning to tell the time. You can tell him/her the hour and ask him to set watch. So he/she will practically learn the time. Hope you enjoy it. 😊

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