Clock Puzzles Busy Bag

My preschooler has started to show interest in telling time lately. He often tells me where the hands of the clock are pointing on our analog clock and is trying to read our digital clocks, too. To help introduce telling time to the hour I’ve made some self-correcting Clock Puzzles for him to play with. I will introduce these and practice with him first by using a clock for him to manipulate and move the hands. Then, I will let him play with the puzzles as a busy bag.

Free Printable Clock Puzzles for a busy bag or a game for kids learning how to tell time. The puzzles are self-correcting and kids will match analog and digital clocks.

Clock Puzzles Busy Bag

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Directions:

To prepare this busy bag, print the free printable clock puzzles. Laminate and cut them apart. Now it’s time to play!

Free Printable Clock Puzzles for a busy bag or a game for kids learning how to tell time. The puzzles are self-correcting and kids will match analog and digital clocks.

 

How to Introduce Telling Time to Kids

To introduce time, I always use a toy clock. I explain that the long hand is for minutes and the short hand is for the hour. Then, I show them that when the long hand is pointing at 12, it means “o’clock”. After that, I usually go around the clock starting with one o’clock and working my way around the clock until I reach twelve o’clock, having the child say the numbers with me. After we’ve gone around the clock, I have them play with the clock by telling them to move the hand to different numbers and practicing saying the time. After that, I may say “Show me 3 o’clock” or let them choose the time to make. We spend a lot of time playing with the clock until I feel they understand the concept. I reinforce this several days in a row by playing with the toy clock and repeating the steps if needed.

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