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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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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