Teaching time does not have to be hard! Introduce concepts such as time to the hour, time to the half hour, time to the nearest 5 minutes, and much more through the use of math videos. We have put together a list of fun, appropriate, and informative math videos that will help your students understand telling time. Enjoy!
Basics of the Clock 1st Grade (4:00)
Although this video says it is for 1st grade, its a great introduction for 2nd grade as well! It goes over the basics of the clock and how to tell time with the hour and minute hands.
Learn How to Tell Time on a Clock (7:26)
This video is super detailed and covers everything from the hour hand, minute hand, and how to read a clock; to the time of day and time passed. Filled with graphics and little stories, this informative video is great for a comprehensive teaching on telling time!
Telling Time to the Half Hour | Songs & Rhymes (10:01)
This video is a bit on the longer side but is engaging with a rhyming, song-like way of explaining the different aspects of the clock and telling time. Timothy Time, the “Clock that Rocks”, naturally knows how to tell time and loves sharing his enthusiasm throughout the video along with his bird friend Kuku. It covers much more than just telling time to the half hour, so if you have the time, check it out and see if it works for you!
Learning the Clock (5:32)
This is a great, easy-to-understand video that teaches 1st and 2nd graders how to tell time! It is interactive and asks questions, giving space for students to answer as they follow along. Kids will learn how to tell time with the hour hand and the minute hand using a regular analog clock and a training clock.
Quarter Past, Half Past, Quarter to (2:34)
This short, fast-paced video is perfect for teaching the verbiage “Quarter Past, Half Past, and Quarter to” to students who already have a basic understanding of time. Shows both analog and digital time in a repetitive, song-like manner and is great for an introduction to different ways to tell time!
Telling Time Task Cards
Teaching students how to tell time to the nearest hour, half hour, and five minutes can be tricky. Telling time task cards are the perfect activity to get your students excited about practicing their telling time skills! Click here to purchase the Math Task Card Bundle.
NUMBEROCK did it again! This video is fun, engaging, and has a great catchy tune that will help students learn how to specifically identify time down to the minute. After this video, students will be able to understand the difference between AM & PM as well as brush up on skip counting by 5.
Time: Seconds, Minutes, and Hours by StoryBots (1:25)
This is a great, super short video on the concept of seconds, minutes, and hours. Although it does not cover telling time on an analog or digital clock, it would be a great supplement to help learn the passage of time during the day. Easy-to-understand song with fun robots and graphics!
Tell Time with Mulle Meck (7:11)
This video is actually demonstrating an app but has great graphics and clear instruction for telling time! This video covers the concept of the 24 hour day, along with how to tell time with hours and minutes. Comprehensive and fast paced, it has quite a few quick review practices at the end.
Are your students learning how to tell time? These math puzzles are a fun way to practice this important skill! Solve each problem, arrange the pieces in order from least to greatest, and if it makes a picture, it’s correct! Click here to purchase the Math PUzzles Bundle.
Learn to Tell Time #1 | Telling the Time Practice for Children (4:13)
Perfect for a review, these videos have a repetitive chant, “What time is it?” along with music that gives it a flash card-type feel. Fast-paced and easy to catch on, students will learn both digital and analog time telling to the hour!
Learn to Tell Time #2 | Telling the Time Practice for Children (4:13)
Video number 2 by this author, these review videos have a repetitive chant, “What time is it?” along with music that gives it a flash card-type feel. Fast-paced and easy to catch on, students will learn both digital and analog time telling to the 15 minutes!
Learn to Tell Time #3 | Telling the Time Practice for Children (4:13)
If the first two videos work for you, keep going with video #3 in this telling time review, telling time to the half hour!
Learn to Tell Time #4 | Telling the Time Practice for Children (4:13)
The last installment to these review videos, students will go over time to 45 minutes. The hour hand is adjusted in this one to account for time passage but the correct hour number is highlighted to help students recognize the time. Happy reviewing!
Math Resources for Your Classroom
- Math Puzzles
- 1st Grade and 2nd Grade Math Notebooks
- 1st Grade and 2nd Grade Math Centers
- Math Task Cards
- Math Toothy®
- 1st Grade and 2nd Grade Math Exit Tickets
- 1st Grade and 2nd Grade Spiral Math Review Sheets
- 1st Grade and 2nd Grade Color by Number Sheets