Springy up your telling time activities with this cute analog, "clock-apillar" craft and game.
- “So much fun!”
- “Easy to use.”
- “Students and parents loved it!”
- “Great review activity.”
There are several ways you can use the patterns, so it's easy to diversify your lessons.
Teachers can make masters of a time to the hour, as well as time to the half hour clock-apillar, laminate, trim and glue together.
Hang the clock-apillars up as a spring “anchor chart” bulletin board.
I’ve included 2 posters for the center of you display.
Play a whole-group game.
Make extra clock-apillars, but don’t glue the body-segment circles together. Put Velcro dots or magnet buttons on the back, so you can “build” a clock-apillar.
Pass the clock body segments out to your students. Call for a time.
The child holding that time, shows it, then helps build a clock-apillar by fastening the circles to your flannel board in the appropriate space, or places their circle in the correct position on your whiteboard behind the caterpillar’s head.
Use another set as sequencing puzzles for an independent math center activity.
Assign time to the hour or half hour, and have students make their own clock-apillar.
- "Kiddos loved this. It was a nice display piece. Differentiation options made this suitable for all students."
- “Super-cute and engaging!”
They can simply glue one together, or make it a game, and have students pick a partner and take turns rolling first one dice to get times 1-6, and then roll 2 dice, add them together, to get times 7-12.
The child who completes all of their clocks first, is the winner.
So that the clock-apillars aren’t too long, I’ve provided a smaller template for children to use.
They simply glue the head, clock-apillar segment, plus the 12, mini clocks to a long strip of construction paper, then play the game.
I've also included a blank assessment worksheet for analog as well as digital time, that you can program however you want.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy practicing analog time to the hour and half hour with a little caterpillar friend.
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