Telling time on an analog clock can be tricky business for young learners. This guided lesson on time helps second graders improve their ability to tell time to the hour, half-hour and quarter hour. Targeted instruction and practical exercises give kids the practise they need to master this important skill. For even more practise opportunities, download and print the time worksheets that correspond to this lesson.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Time SongCount down a whole hour, in groups of five, in this song that teaches telling time. Join the Wrist Band and a cast of wacky characters as they sing their way through the 12 o'clock hour.
Telling Time QuizThis telling time quiz is a terrific way to get second graders started on telling time to the nearest five minutes. In this fast-paced game, kids can spot the clock that's telling the time listed at the top of the game board. With narration to help them along, this interactive game is a maths worksheet come to life.
Set the Clock: Time to 15 MinutesFloyd needs your help waking up! In this maths game entitled Set the Clock: Time to Fifteen Minutes, students are tasked with setting the analog clock to the correct time to wake Floyd up! They'll listen for the time, which will also be displayed on the monitor, then they'll move the hour and minute hands on the clock to the requested time. If they set it correctly, the alarm goes off and wakes up that sleepyhead Floyd. This game is a fun and interactive way for second graders to practise telling time.
Clock Match: Time to 5 MinutesPlay this clock match game and students can learn to tell time to 5 minutes. Students must match up the analog clocks that show the same time digitally. Learning to tell time to the nearest five minutes is typically introduced to students in the year three. Targeted practise like this can help build familiarity with the positions of the big hand and the little hand.
Stop the Clock!Stop the clock when the hands match the time you hear. In this crazy clock game, students will practise telling time to the nearest five minutes. Students enjoy the silly, fast-paced game play, while auditory and visual cues help to keep them on task and on time! This maths skill is especially important for students in the year three.
Set the Clock: Time to 5 MinutesSet the clock for sleepy Floyd in this online game that works on telling time. In it, second graders can find the time that Floyd has meant to set his alarm for and set the hands to match. By telling time to the nearest five minutes, they'll help Floyd get up in time for his busy day.

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