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Telling Time Coloring Worksheets | Free Printables


Don’t you love how time gets away from us?

Whether I’m sitting down for a second to look at Facebook, chatting with a friend, or trying to get the house cleaned, time always seems to fly past me.

I want to teach Telling Time Coloring Worksheets to my children.

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Clock Recognition

We live in a world where time is incredibly important. Just be away from any time-telling device for a short period of time, and we will feel lost. Even though telling time is an important skill, the concept of Telling Time Coloring Worksheets is very difficult for many children.

Not only do they have to remember which hand is the minute and the hour, but they also have to remember that when using the minute hand, they have to count by fives. 

Even if we try to simplify Telling Time Coloring Worksheets by just using a digital clock, we still complicate it for our sweet kiddos by saying things like “half past,” “quarter past,” and “quarter past.”

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11 Fun Activities of Telling Time

One of those abilities kids are so delighted to claim they have mastered is “I can tell the time!” Even though digital clocks make it easier these days, kids still need to learn how to read analog ones. Try some of these entertaining interactive lessons, and the students will be telling the time in no time.

Setting an Everyday Routine of Telling Time

Once your child is familiar with the components of a clock, we can begin showing them what time to the hour looks like. Teach them to use the hour hand to first determine the hour.

We can give our children a schedule so they become used to the hour hand. They can understand what time means by having opportunities to “find” time to the hour on a digital clock. If bedtime is 8:00 p.m., we could inform kids that they must go to bed when the clock reads 8:00 p.m.

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Color the Hand Hour

Who doesn’t love coloring? Make some paper clocks with the time written on them and ask them to color only the hour hand and the clocks. Colors help them to engage in various activities.

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Half-Hour Telling Time

Introduce time to the half-hour once the youngster has a firm grasp on telling time to the hour. They ought to become adept at visually identifying hours like 3:30, 6:30, or 11:30. It is important to remember that the hour hand isn’t always pointing directly at the large number when you start this step. Inform the child that we always glance at the large number that follows the hour hand.

Children may spend some time in the stage of time identification during the half-hour. They must learn to count by fives in the meantime.

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Interval Time

How the spaces between the numbers on an analog clock function is another key idea that students need to understand. Simple as it is, this coloring exercise makes the concept more clear.

Understanding that the number one also signifies five minutes, the number two also means ten minutes, and so on, is one of the trickier components of telling time. I ask my child to color the minute intervals.

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Times Past 30 Minutes

Reading times like 3:45 or 6:55 can be confusing because the hour hand is getting close to the next hour at these times. When a clock reads 3:50, for instance, young children will frequently interpret it as 4:50 since the hour hand appears to be pointing to the number 4. When your child is ready, pull out the play clock and let them watch as the minute hand circles and the hour hand slowly advances from one number to the next.

Work on timings like 40 and 45 minutes after the hour, and so on. Finally, proceed to minutes such as 50 and 55 after the hour.

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Match the Time

Now it’s time for a test. Teachers or parents can make a sheet like the one in the photo and ask the student to match the correct answers.

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Quarter Past Hour

Each of the four equal portions of an hour is known as a “quarter of an hour” and has a duration of 15 minutes.

As a result, 15 minutes, or the 14th of 60 minutes, is what is meant by one-quarter of an hour. For example, if the minute hand is pointing at 3, and the hour hand has just gone past 4 but has not yet reached 5, the time is a quarter past 4.

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Second Hand of the Clock

The hand on an analog clock that rotates the most quickly is called the second hand. It displays the duration in seconds. A complete minute’s worth of rotation lasts for 60 seconds.

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Unicorn Clock

Children love unicorns. Right? That’s why I give them a time, for example, “4:24:05” and ask them to draw a unicorn clock, set the time, and color the unicorn clock.

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Get a Gift!

I want to give a clock to my child to encourage him to learn time, which will make him more attentive and also increase his knowledge. After that, I ask him to set an alarm according to my preference.

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Making a Clay Dough Clock

Making a clay dough clock enhances children’s creativity and engages them in an effective activity. Teachers can ask their students to make a clock with clay and set an alarm for their clay watch.

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Download Free Printables Worksheet

Download the attached Worksheet and have fun playing with the children. It’s a terrific idea to play games with kids to help them practice Telling Time Coloring Worksheets.


These kinds of Telling Time Coloring Worksheets activities to enhance our children’s general knowledge. And coloring makes them more creative and active. 

Have fun!


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