Grade Levels: K-3

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

What Time Is It?

Have your child make a clock out of a paper plate and construction paper. You can use a brass brad or a pushpin to connect the hands to the clock. Then name off different times to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour and have your child show the time on the clock. Remind your child that at half past the hour, the hour hand is halfway between two numbers. Then do the activity in reverse—move the hands on the clock to show a time to the hour, half hour, or quarter hour and have your child write and say the name. Encourage your child to write times using numbers, words, or numbers and words.

Plan a Family Day

Together with your child, plan a day of fun and games with the family. Your child can make a schedule showing times to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour and write down or draw pictures of different events. Events might include going to the park, making a meal together, reading a book together, making an art project, or working on a project in the backyard. This activity also provides practice making realistic estimations about how long different activities may last.