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Telling time worksheets are the perfect way to make sure your students understand how to read different kinds of clocks. They’ll be using this necessary skill throughout their daily lives, so it’s important you give them all the tools they need to succeed.

Worksheets let you see what students understand, and where you may need to go back and explain concepts more thoroughly. Creating worksheets can be a time-consuming task, which is why we’ve put together a bundle of time telling worksheets for you — at no cost.

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Our telling time worksheets cover skills for grades 1 through 4 to reinforce your lessons throughout students’ educational careers.

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Free telling time worksheets

Each worksheet comes equipped with an answer key to help you easily mark your class and look for any trouble spots. 

Check out all of our telling time worksheets below:

Telling time worksheets grade 1

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Telling time worksheets grade 2

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Telling time worksheets grade 3

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Telling time worksheets grade 4

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5 Activities to help teach telling time

Worksheets are just one of many ways to teach telling time in an engaging way. Below, we have more activities to help you teach telling time in a way your class will remember!

1. What time is it?

Credit: The Little Big Book Club

Find a template for a blank watch and print off enough for your entire class. Next, make a custom time on each watch and record the time it says on a master sheet. 

In class, hand out each watch to your students and let them decorate them how they want. Then cut out the watches and tape them to your students’ wrists. 

Students then go around the class asking each other, “What time is it?”

Then they record the time on each of their classmate’s watches. At the end of class, go over the times with your students or mark them on your own.

2. The human clock game

Credit: Scholastic

Prepare two piles of paper, each with numbers 1-12 printed on a different sheet along with an additional two blank pieces of paper.

Next, split your class into two groups. Line each group by a pile of paper near an empty space and then give them a time and a countdown. On go, students grab a sheet of paper. If they get a number they become that number on the clock and if they get a blank sheet they become one of the clock hands.

The first group to correctly make a clock with the correct time wins the round!

3. I have [blank], who has [blank]?

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For this activity, make a flashcard for each student in your class and one for yourself to begin the game. Each card will have a time written on it followed by a question that asks who has another time. 

The trick is, the question at the end of the flashcard will only give hints to the next time, but won’t specify what the time is. Students will have to think critically before reading out their card.

An example of a card is, “I have 3:34, who has 18 minutes after 6?”

4. Rock around the clock

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Give students a sheet of paper with a blank digital and analog clock on it. Then play some music and have them dance around the class, similar to musical chairs.

When the music stops, students go to the nearest desk and write a random time in the digital clock. Then start playing the music again. 

When the music stops this time, students go to the nearest desk and must draw hands on the analog clock to match the time on the digital clock. 

Then erase the sheets and start over again!

5. Kinesthetic learning activity

For this activity, get a hula hoop and put sticky notes around it.ach note is labeled with a number from 1-12 to make it look like a clock.

Then get a student to hold the hula hoop and tell them a time you would like them to show you. Your student then uses their arms as the clock hands to demonstrate the time. This activity is perfect for kinesthetic learners.

Conclusion: time telling worksheets

Help your students practice reading clocks with our large selection of telling time worksheets. Worksheets help students practice important skills across all grade levels and can be more engaging than typical homework.

Not only are they fun to do, but worksheets can also give insights into how students are understanding key concepts.

If you’re looking for more worksheets, check out the posts below and help improve your students’ learning experience today!

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