10 Terrific Time Resources


Written by Holly (Teach Starter)

Teaching the concept of time to young children has always had the stigma of a challenging endeavor. However, by using a variety of hands-on resources and visual reminders, the challenge can be made more enjoyable for both the teacher and students. Check out some of our amazing ideas and time resources in this blog.

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1. Block Clock

Use LEGO, Duplo or cheap blocks to show the five minutes between each number on the face of a clock. Creating the face on a large piece of paper allows for the numbers to be written and a hands-on activity is created. Have kids create their own clock in small groups. Alternatively, create it as a whole class and then have students create different times on the clock.


2. Paper Plate Clock

Use our 12 Hour Clock Template to create a paper plate clock with a split pin holding it all together. A great hands-on activity that children can use again and again. Children can use their paper plate clock as a visual reminder to help when completing other time related activities.

Paper Plate Clock

3. Polygon Puzzle

Something for the older kids, when learning about 12 hour and 24 hour time, use this fun polygon puzzle! Print out our Polygon Puzzle on coloured paper and laminate for an activity you can use again and again!

Time Polygon Puzzle

4. Time Dominoes

Use our Time Dominoes in small groups or as a whole class activity. Students need to match the correct analogue time with its digital version. This domino activity is also available in five minute intervals.

Time Dominoes

5. Classroom Clock Flower Display

A cute visual reminder for children when reading the time. Print, laminate and use our Flower Display around your classroom clock.

Flower Clock Display

6. Time Number Line

Print, cut and laminate our time number line. A great visual guide when teaching about time and working with intervals. The number line shows times from 11:45 – 1:10, which can be used when adding or subtracting any time intervals.

Time Number Line

7. Time Bingo

Bingo is always a favourite activity in the classroom. We have a range of time bingo cards suited to the needs of your students.

Time Bingo

8. Create a Watch

Using cardboard and a split pin, have students create their very own watch they can wear in class. You may like to laminate each piece to make sure it lasts a little longer. They can move the hands on their own watch to create different times. So much fun!


9. Digital Clock Template

Print and laminate our Digital Clock Template. Use velcro dots to easily change the numbers and time on the clock.

 Digital Clock Template

10. Telling the Time Poster

Print our Telling the Time Poster on A3 and laminate for a simple visual reminder of how to tell the time.

 Telling the Time Poster

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Comments & feedback

  • Rita Wenrich

    GREAT resources! Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by Rita Wenrich on July 13, 2017 at 6:18 am

  • Umran Topal

    Thank you for these great ideas =)

    Comment by Umran Topal on February 24, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      No worries! You’re most welcome!

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on March 1, 2018 at 11:12 am

  • Jules Mackin

    Love these resources thank you

    Comment by Jules Mackin on April 25, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      You’re most welcome Jules! Glad you found these resources helpful.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on April 26, 2018 at 7:51 am

  • Russell Lindsay

    Thank you, the resources are truly great, and we are using them!

    Russell Lindsay

    Comment by Russell Lindsay on May 18, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    • Royce (Teach Starter) Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hey Russel, thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad to hear you are enjoying these resources.

      Official comment by Royce (Teach Starter) on May 20, 2019 at 7:55 am

  • Carole Martin

    Thanks. The polygon game was a hit in my room

    Comment by Carole Martin on June 3, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      Great! Thanks for your lovely feedback Carole!

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on June 4, 2019 at 7:53 am

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