In first grade, kids will learn how to tell time using both analog and digital clocks, a skill that can be tricky to master. Give kids lots of extra practice with this guided lesson in first grade time, designed by our team of curriculum experts and teachers. If kids need extra support in a printable format, check out the accompanying time worksheets.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Telling Time Song
Tick-tock goes the clock! In this telling time song, kids learn how to tell time to the hour and half-hour. In addition to showing corresponding times on analog and digital clocks, this song and animation also cover the difference between the big hand and the little hand. Kids will love this song so much, they won't realize that they're retaining important information about reading clocks.
Clock Match: Time to Half-Hour
Time can be a tricky concept to master, but it's a crucial life skill. Help your child learn to read analog clocks with this matching math game. Kids must match each digital clock to the analog clock showing the same time. With enough practice, early learners will be able to read the big hand and the little hand on an analog clock easily to tell the time.
Telling Time in the Sky

If your kid is always asking, "What time is it?" help him learn to figure it out for himself with this time-telling game. First he'll listen for the time and then he'll scan the clouds to find the corresponding clock. Learning how to tell time is tricky business and the more practice your kid can get, the better. Especially now that digital clocks have become the norm, it's always beneficial to squeeze in a little extra analog clock review.

Telling Time Story
Tick-tock! What's on the clock? Help kids master telling time with this adorable poem. Focused on a girl's typical day going to school, this rhyming story helps early learners understand the concept of time to the hour and half-hour, along with analog visuals to practice recognizing specific times.
What Time Is It?

Tick-tock! In this interactive math game, kids will learn how to tell time with analog clocks by correctly identifying what time it is the the hour and half-hour. Early learners will pick up important concepts, such as the minute hand being big and the hour hand being small, to help them remember how to tell the time every day.

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