Telling the time games – Kindergarten to 7th Grade

Telling the time games for kids – math games for children in Pre-K, Kindergarten 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade and 7th grade. Featuring telling time games:  time Rally games, time fling the teacher, time concentration game, time snakes and ladders, time crocodile board game, time pirate game, time catapult game, time time challenge quiz, time click map games, time pirate at sea game, time moon shoot game, time en garde duel game, time walk the plank game etc. More below >>>

Telling time kindergarten classroom catapult game

Telling time kindergarten classroom catapult game
Have fun playing this Telling time kindergarten classroom catapult game.

Telling time kindergarten classroom pirate game

Telling time kindergarten classroom pirate game
Have fun playing this Telling time kindergarten classroom pirate game.

Time click map game

Time click map game
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Time crocodile game

Time crocodile game
Have fun playing this Time crocodile game.

Time kindergarten classroom moonshoot game

Time kindergarten classroom moonshoot game
Have fun playing this Time kindergarten classroom moonshoot game.

Time kindergarten classroom spin off game

Time kindergarten classroom spin off game
Have fun playing this Time kindergarten classroom spin off game.

Time pirate game

Time pirate game
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Time related activities rally game

Time related activities rally game
Have fun playing this Time related activities rally game.

Time units memory game

Time units memory game
Have fun playing this Time units memory game.

Time walk the plank game

Time walk the plank game
Have fun playing this Time walk the plank game.

Time with clocks memory game

Time with clocks memory game
Have fun playing this Time with clocks memory game.

Time

Historically, mankind has always found ways of determining how time changes across the span of seasons, weeks, years and especially days. Many indicators served the early man in determining how time changed for example:

  • People relied on when the sun rose and set and on the position of the midday sun to determine periods during the day.
  • Others understood it was morning or evening depending on outdoor temperatures.
  • For others, the changing seasons indicated a major change of time during a year.

These factors only gave a broad indication of what the time is or what period of the year it was. However, over time, much precise techniques and tools were invented e.g. the hour glass and the water clock. From the 1300 hundreds clocks, almost as we know them today, were invented. The only difference was that such clocks only indicated different hours e.g. 1 o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock etc. The need to calibrate time further led to the division of time into hours, minutes and seconds. It is worth mentioning that some devices today go up to milliseconds.

The importance and application of time in our daily activities is very important and it is important to start teaching kids to be time conscious. This will enable kids to be more responsible in planning their activities like getting ready for school, meals, activities, cooking etc. Furthermore, using stop watches for timing some activities like games, sporting activities, exams, group contests etc, builds the spirit of alertness amongst kids.

Teaching time to kids

The importance of teaching kids how to tell the time is almost unlimited. It is for this reason that several school curriculums across the world have lessons for kids on telling the time. This is common in math, language art and science curricula for primary schools. Teaching a lesson on time usually starts in kindergarten when kids are introduced to recognizing a clock and its parts. The minute hand and the hour hand are very important parts of a clock which kids have to familiarize themselves with. In such lessons kids learn that the hour hand is the short hand and points to the minutes while the long hand is the minute hand. A clock face has numbers from 1 to 12 which represent the hours; kids learn to say e.g. 1’o’clock, 2:00 o’clock …. Right up to 12:00 o’clock. At this stage it is important for parents or teachers of kindergarteners to use a clock face whose parts can be easily manipulated so that kids can visually understand how a clock works.

When kids understand how the hour hand works in pointing the different hours, it is important when they reach 1st grade to start teaching them about minutes past hours, beginning with 30 minutes past the hour. E.g. 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 etc. After grasping such skills, it is good for teachers to proceed to telling time at a quarter past, five minutes past and finally at less than 5 minutes past. A good way to reinforce such skills is to print out telling time worksheets and getting kids to trace the time while learning to say it. Kids can also be made to draw clock hands, representing specific times on worksheets that have empty clock faces. It is always important for teachers to blend teaching methods with fun games online, apps on telling time for kids, card games, board games and all that kids will find interesting and funny. Telling the time games are the focus on this page.

Much advanced lessons on telling time are: teaching kids elapsed time with two clocks e.g what time it will be one hour later and so on. Children can also be introduced to time word problems, time logic activities and more related math problems involving converting time scales e.g. from hours to minutes, seconds, days and more. These activities are suitable for children in 3rd grade.

Other things kids can learn on telling time is about daily activities, A.M. and P.M, periods of a year, seasons, number of days in the different months in a year and finding out how many minutes it takes to complete tasks and so on. Math lessons on telling time goes right up to 7th grade in primary schools and such activities become varied and complex, though fun.

Resources on telling time for kids on Math4childrenplus

This website has carefully combined a series of math resources which can help kids to learn and understand how to tell time in different ways. There are interactive fun games on time, math cartoon lessons, math worksheets on time, board and card games on telling time. Also featuring are math tests on telling time which teachers and parents can use both at home and in the classroom. These resources were created with the need of all kinds of learners in mind e.g. the visual and kinesthetic learners but more importantly, kids with autism and ADHD would find our games really exciting. These resources are all free; feel free to share them with your friends and classmates.

Children can have a hard time learning things that they don’t feel curious about. This is the reason why there are so many kids out there who don’t seem to enjoy learning math or a lot of other classes in school. We need to understand that the mentality of a kid in regards to the kind of knowledge they want to learn is not going to change simply because we tell them that learning math is important for their future. They will continue to look for things that they enjoy and have fun doing.

More stuff: The website math4childrenplus.com has dedicated an entire section of the site to games that have fun and enjoyable content but also help the children learn in the process. This is made possible by the use of cool flash based game that are easy to lead and can be played directly from the browser of your computer. The time games take care of a lot of important ways in which time related to mathematics and kids can play games with racing cars, pirate ships, sword duels, memory challenges and many other fun genres. This is the perfect way to help children learn more while having a good time.