Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Time to the Minute topic on BrainPOP Jr.


Have your child create a “Do Not Disturb” doorknob sign with a clock. Your child can draw a clock, add the numbers, and use a brass brad to fix an hour and a minute hand onto the clock. Your child can decorate the sign by writing “Do Not Disturb” “Quiet Please,” etc. Then each night before your child goes to sleep, have him or her move the hands to show the time. Your child can hang the sign on the doorknob as a way to inform family members that he or she is sleeping. Alternatively, you may want the sign to read “Rise and Shine!” and reflect the time your child needs to be woken up in the morning. There are many ways to use the doorknob sign to help your child become mindful of regular sleep routines.

Ready, Set, Go!

Set all the analog clocks (and even the watches) in your home to a different time. Then have your child walk through the home to find all the clocks and reset them to the correct time. Your child may want to wear a watch with the correct time or reference a satellite-controlled timepiece such as a cell phone. Encourage your child to read aloud the incorrect time on the clock before fixing it. Can your child tell how much time has passed since the incorrect time was correct?

Filed as:  K-3, Math, Time, Time to the Minute