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Telling Time Activity with Free Playdough Mats

Make learning about the time concept fun with this super cute, free telling time activity that uses playdough mats for a hands-on math activity for kindergartners, pre-k, and grade 1 students.  Simply download pdf file with telling time games and grab some play doh and you are ready to work on learning to tell the time. This Kindergarten Telling time activity is great for at home, in the classroom, or as summer learning!

Make learning about the time concept fun with this super cute, free telling time activity that uses playdough mats for a hands-on math activity for kindergartners, pre-k, and grade 1 students.  Simply download pdf file with telling time games and grab some play doh and you are ready to work on learning to tell the time. This Kindergarten Telling time activity is great for at home, in the classroom, or as summer learning!

Telling Time Activity

Telling time can be a tricky concept for children to grasp. Hands-on learning activities like this is the best to teach them about time, while making it fun too! There are digital time cards and time in words. Decide which cards will be appropriate to use for your child.

Telling Time Printables

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template. Print the free clock face and time cards. Laminate it if you wish to reuse it(or use a dry-erase pocket for protection). Provide playdough(home-made or store-bought Play-Doh) and you are all set!
Telling time games

Telling time games

Simply pick a time card and place it in the block provided. Roll a long and a short piece of dough for the clock hands, and show the time on the clock face. If the child is new to the concept, start with the “on the hour” cards. Remember to explain the vocabulary you use- clock face, short/long clock hands, hour hand, minute hand etc.
Learning to Tell the Time

Learning to Tell the Time

Play all the “on the hour” cards a few times until the child understands how the short hand shows the hour and the long one must be on the 12 to be exactly “…o’clock”.
telling the time exercises

Telling the time exercises

When the child understands the concept “on the hour”, you can move onto the half past concept. Explain it like this: The long hand moved halfway around the face(getting to 6), which means that it is halfway around the circle, aka half past 10.
Kindergarten Telling Time

Kindergarten Telling Time

Only move onto quarter to/past and other concepts once the child is ready for it. If a child does not know what a quarter is, he/she will not easily understand the concept. Remember to always keep the activity age/skill appropriate. Bring fun to learning about telling time with this hands-on telling time playdough mat activity! Grab your free copy now!

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Telling Time Worksheets PDF

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Nadia

Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at teach-me-mommy.com about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher.

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