Clock Activity Pack:
2 different answer sheets for differentiation
an answer key/ student self check
Put one card on each student’s desk.
Students rotate around the room collecting the answer from each card.
This could also be done as a scavenger hunt with the cards located throughout the room.
This could also be used as an independent activity.
Cards 17 – 20 require the students to draw the time onto clock faces to the nearest minute. If you do not feel your class is ready for this practice, I have made 2 separate answer sheets, so that you can choose whether or not to include those cards.
An answer key/ student self check sheet is included.
18 cards including three different activities
Name the time
Choose the clock with the time given
Find a clock showing a time between two possible times, example “Which clock shows a time between 12:30 and 1:30?”
These cards are self checking
Directions for Share, Share, Switch
Cut out the cards. Laminate for longer usability. Teachers, if you have more than 18 students, you can copy a set of cards more than once.
Students pair up to share the questions on the cards.
Player One shows his card to Player Two, keeping his right thumb over the answer in the bottom right hand corner. If Player Two answers correctly, Player One gives praise or compliments. If Player Two answers incorrectly, the pair work to figure out the mistake.
Then Player Two shows her card for Player One covering the answer with her thumb. After both cards are understood, the players switch cards and find new partners.
Students can meet with partners more than once as long as they have both had a chance to get a new card.
Students can also use these cards for independent practice, self-check by removing thumb from answer!
A pattern to create an interactive clock
Directions for the Telling Time Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt reinforces telling time to 5 minute increments.
1. Print the Telling Time Scavenger Hunt cards on card stock or brightly-colored paper and cut them apart along the dotted lines.
2. Make copies of the Telling Time Scavenger Hunt questions worksheet. Each student needs a copy.
3. Place the Telling Time Scavenger Hunt cards around your classroom where students will be able to find them. You can put them on chairs, on the computer keyboard, on the back of your classroom door, on the sides of student desks, on the chalkboard, or wherever you like.
4. Students have to search the room and find all of the sentence cards to answer the questions. You can differentiate by having students work alone or with a classmate.
These cards can be reused by asking students to tell what time it was 5 minutes before or ten minutes after the time shown. They could be instruct to determine how long until the next hour, etc.
With the Scavenger Hunt game I have the students complete it as part of a rotation during math groups. I only have 4 or 5 students walking around with clipboards to locate the sentence cards and write their answers. Students needing extra support can be paired with a partner for this activity. I have also done similar activities with the whole class or as a filler for early finishers, especially if you made the cards a little bit tricky to find. My students enjoy this activity.
You can buy two of these activities individually here:
Carousel Clocks for active learning
Telling Time Scavenger Hunt with Interactive Clock Pattern