There are some things that I thought my eldest had grasped successful and in fact school had told us that it was under control but when we were completing some homework at the weekend I realised that the understanding wasn’t really there. Telling the time and applying calculations to that was one of them. You know things like what time will it be in 15 minutes – so for this weeks Early Elementary post I returned to the basics of Telling Time and we used our Body to do it.

Get kids moving whilst learning to tell the time - easy no prep activity to help children with telling the time

Learning Objectives

  • Tell the time – o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past the hour

Telling Time – Body Clock

This was another quick activity to set up after school and because it got my oldest moving was a great way to trigger different aspects of the brain than just sitting reading, listening or writing.

Get kids moving whilst learning to tell the time - easy no prep activity to help children with telling the time

Using our arms like the hands on the clock we told the time – remember that what you see is a mirror of what they say because the first time I shouted a time 3 o’clock he had his hands placed at 9 o’clock and it took me a while to figure out that he was placing his hands so that he could read them correctly not me.

Get kids moving whilst learning to tell the time - easy no prep activity to help children with telling the time

I introduced half past, quarter to and quarter past and then asked questions like what time will it be in half an hour, 15 minutes making sure that I kept to the 15, 45 and 30 minute intervals.

Get kids moving whilst learning to tell the time - easy no prep activity to help children with telling the time

More body themed learning activities for Primary Kids

STEM Respiratory System Investigation Asthma versus Healthy from Life Over C’s

What’s Inside Your Blood – An Edible Model from Preschool Powol Packets

Human Body Printables for Kids from Living Life and Learning

Telling the Time – Body Clock from Rainy Day Mum

Human Body Games for Kidsfrom The Natural Homeschool

5 Senses Unit from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Hands-On Learning about Taste Budsfrom Look! We’re Learning!

Bones from Sugar Aunts

Human Body Math from Planet Smarty Pants

Parts of the Eye Painting from Still Playing School

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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