# 7 Engaging Telling Time Activities

Are you looking for some easy ideas to add to your unit on telling time? Try one of these telling time activities to add some quick & easy fun to your 2nd or 3rd grade lesson plans Super Teacher!

## Telling Time Activity #1: Disney World Wait Times

For this activity, you’ll need to download the My Disney Experience app on a mobile device and create a login.

Then, you can click on “Tip Board” to see maps and wait times for rides in all of the Disney World parks.

You can display maps of the park or scrollable lists with wait times for every ride in each park.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train currently has the longest waits in the Magic Kingdom Park, and is perfect for a real-life math question. How long would you have to wait to ride? 120 minutes = 2 hours. Gah!

How long would you wait in line to ride Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean? 70 minutes + 65 minutes = 135 minutes = 2 hours and 15 minutes

How much longer is the line for Peter Pan’s Flight than Space Mountain? 90 minutes – 70 minutes = 20 minutes.

This is an engaging real-life math activity you can come back to over and over again, plus it gives you a reason to watch some of your favorite Disney World rides on You Tube. Fun!

## Telling Time Activity #2: Cell Phone Time to the Minute Scoot

This activity follows the typical around-the-room “scoot” format, except instead of putting typical task cards around the room, every student gets a task card (in the shape of a cell phone) that they carry with them to share with other kiddos to complete this assignment.

It requires copies, but it’s free and FUN

## Telling Time Activity #3: Telling Time to 5 Minutes Game

In this telling time game, all you need is the game board, dice, and counters.

Students roll a die, find a clock with the corresponding number, and if they can say the time correctly, they get to cover the clock with a counter.

## Telling Time Activity #4: Telling Time Challenge

For this telling time extension, students are tasked with creating a classroom schedule based on a table of subjects with time descriptors such as “quarter to 9” and “5 minutes past 12”.

Students will use the information in the table to fill out schedule cards with the subject name and the time on digital and analog clocks.

Then, have students cut apart the schedule cards and arrange them in the correct order.

## Telling Time Activity #5: How to Tell Time Video

This video gives a nice overview of, plus practice telling time on, an analog clock.

## Telling Time Activity #6: Telling Time Song

This video includes a jaunty song about telling time, focusing on extending the hour and minute hands to check the hour and minutes when telling time.

## Telling Time Activity #7: Ready, Set, Show! Games

If you’re looking for a fun paperless practice activity, you can grab Ready, Set, Show! Telling Time from one of the Super Teacher stores.

The slide show includes 153 telling time problems organized into the following sections:

• Student intro and instructions
• 1 Practice question
• 48 telling time problems to the quarter hour
• 84 telling time problems with other 5 minute increments
• 20 challenge questions with times to the minute
• Editable teacher slides and instructions (in PowerPoint version only)

So, whether you want to practice time to the hour, half hour, in 15 minute increments, or to the minute, you’ll be all set.

You can find Ready, Set, Show! Telling Time at the Super Teacher site store here or at TpT here.

Looking for something more advanced? Ready, Set, Show! Elapsed Time was just recently released. You can find it at the TpT store here or at the site store here.

This resource includes 81 elapsed time problems organized into the following sections:

• Student intro and instructions
• 1 Practice question
• 20 problems with elapsed times to the hour
• 20 problems with elapsed times to the quarter hour
• 20 problems with elapsed times in 5 minute increments
• 20 challenge problems with elapsed times to the minute
• Editable teacher slides and instructions (in PowerPoint version only)

I hope these ideas help add an easy activity or two to your measurement unit.

Comment and let me know which one you think might work best for you!

Have a fab day Super Teacher,