Learning the time is a basic skill that children need to learn from an early age, but learning the time can get a bit complicated, however in this blog we present five simple ideas to help your children.



  • 12×12 green and white paper.
  • Small piece of black paper.
  • Paper Fasteners
  • Scissors
  • Black marker


  1. Cut 1 8-inch circle out of the white paper and another 8-inch circle out of the green paper.
  2. With the leftover green paper, cut about a 4-inch arrow that will represent the minute hand. With the black paper, cut about a 3-inch arrow that will represent the hour hand.
  3. On the white part of the clock, write the hour hands going around with black marker. Very lightly, draw a smaller circle on the inside of the clock and draw lines in between each number.
  4. Write hour and minute on each hand.
  5. Write the minutes going around the green clock and then fasten with the white clock, or you can fasten the green clock with the white, then fold each hour hand back and write the minutes underneath.
  6. Set the minute and hour hand and have them read the time, then they can check the minutes to see if they were right.



  • Cardboard folder
  • Self-adhesive Velcro
  • Cardboard clock
  • Cardboard hands
  • Binder to hold and turn the clock hands
  • Circles from 5 to 60
  • Small cards to write the time.


  1. Draw the clock on a card with the corresponding numbers and paste it on the left side of the folder.
  2. Create the hands and place them on top of the clock with the help of a binder to hold.
  3. Create 12 circles with numbers from 5 to 60
  4. On the back of the circle paste a piece of the self-adhesive velcro and the other part you paste it around the clock.
  5. On the right side also paste pieces of velcro.



  • Flashcard Clock
  • Color Marker
  • Color Playdough


  1. Print a clock and laminate it.
  2. Write the time in the white side.
  3. With the playdough the child has to put the hands of the clock according to the time indicated.



  • Construction paper
  • Clock hat templates
  • Small metal brads
  • Scissors
  • Stick glue
  • Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
  • Clear tape (optional)


  1. Print out the clock hat templates onto construction paper or heavy cardstock
  2. Cut out and assemble the hat by gluing or taping the ends together to make a circular hat.  You might want to put the hat around the child head first to get an idea what size it should be.
  3. Cut out and glue the clock face onto the center of the hat. Secure the clock hands on the hat with a small metal brad.
  4. Have your student fill in the digital time on the small square clocks to match the time written in words.
  5. Students color the small square clocks, cut them out, and glue them around the band of the hat in order.
  6. Students wear their completed hat.



  • 12 bottle caps
  • 1 jar cap
  • Pom-pom
  • Colored adhesive tape
  • Silicon rubber
  • Black marker


  1. First paint the 13 caps of the color you want.
  2. With the silicon paste de caps.
  3. Write the numbers from 1 to 12.
  4. Paste the pom pom in the middle.
  5. Adhere the tapes in the cap


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