Monday, March 3, 2014

"Telling Time" with Skylanders

A great way to teach telling time is by using left over paper plates from your birthday party.  (A plain white plate will work too!)
Use a Sharpie to write the numbers 1-12 and the minute lines. We took two strips and cut ends to form a point  - one shorter than the other. We used a brad to attach strips to the middle of the plate.
Begin by introducing the hour hand.  Keep the minute hand (the longest hand) on the twelve and move the hour hand around the clock.  "It is __o'clock." Talk about events during the day: breakfast, school begins, lunch, dinner, bedtime, etc.  Eventually move to the half-hour, and then counting by 5's.  

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