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Telling Time Board Game

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 10 pages | Grades: 2 - 3

Practice representing time on analog clocks, digital clocks, and word form with this board game.

⏱️ Telling Time Game – Practice Time to the Minute with a Competitive Board Game

Get your students excited about learning to tell time with this fun, engaging game! Students will practice representing different times in digital form, word form, and by drawing the correct hands on the clock.

To play, each player gets a copy of the analog clock answer sheet, digital clock answer sheet, and word form answer sheet. Each sheet can be placed in a clear plastic sleeve and used with a dry-erase marker. Players will take turns choosing cards and performing the action on each. If the answer is correct, the player gets to spin the spinner and move their game piece. Whoever gets to the end of the board first is the winner!

Through this activity, students will show they can read analog clocks, write time in word form, and draw the correct hands on an analog clock to show the time.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by using the fishbowl method before playing: a small group sits in the middle, encircled by their classmates, and models the activity for the students to see. 

 Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Students who need more of a challenge can play an elapsed time version. For example, the student may choose a card and have to write what time it will be in 5 hours. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Allie Kleijnjans, a teacher in Pennsylvania and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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