Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Parts of a Clock topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Clock Walk

Go on a walk around your home or neighborhood and look for clocks. Have your child describe what the clock looks like and how it tells time. Is it a digital or analog clock? Does it ring at the hour? Have your child point out the hour and minute hands on each analog clock and point out which numbers refer to the hour and minutes on each digital clock. Ask your child to explain which clock is easiest to read and why.

Tick Tock Parts

Show an analog clock to your child and have him or her point out the parts of the clock, including the face, minute hand, and hour hand. Then have your child draw an analog clock and label the parts in his or her notebook. This way, a reference guide to reading a clock will always be handy. Your child can also take notes about the function of each part—-the face shows the numbers, the hour hand points to the hour, and the minute hand points to the minute.

I’m Late! I’m Late!

Discuss the importance of being on time with your child. What happens if he or she wakes up late? What happens if he or she is late for the bus or arrives to school late? Explain that people use time to schedule the day and it is important for your child to be punctual. How might a doctor feel if a patient arrived to an appointment late? Set up a morning and evening schedule with your child. What time does he or she wake up? When is his or her bedtime? Post the schedule so your child will be accustomed to planning ahead and understand the importance of being punctual.

Filed as:  K-3, Math, Parts of a Clock, Time