Your students will love reviewing telling time to the hour, to thirty minutes, to fifteen minutes and to five minutes with these set of task cards and a play dough mat. Telling time can be a difficult task for young learners, but what better way to learn and review than with play dough!

This set comes with a play dough mat for practicing the hands on the clock. The task cards give children direction of which time to use.

– Life Over C's Time play dough mats for hands on learning

Recommended Grade Level:

Materials for the Time Play Dough Mats

  • Paper
  • Laminating Materials
  • Book Ring
  • Paper Cutter
  • Play Dough

Students will create the hands of the analog clock for the times shown on the time task cards. These task cards are separated into 10 levels for ease of printing individual concepts. Students will use play dough or dry-erase markers to create the hands for the clock to show the time on the task card.

– Life Over C's what time is it? mat

I recommend printing on card stock and or laminating the cards for durability. The play dough mats must be laminated or stored in a protective sleeve.

– Life Over C's telling time task cards

Table of Contents:

Page 4: Full-Size play dough mat

Page 5: Small play dough mats, cover cards, 2 cards for Set 1

Page 6: Time on the hour (There are also 2 cards on page 5 for this set.)

Pages 7-10: Time on the half hour (Sets 2 & 3)

– Life Over C's multiple level time task cards

Pages 11-14: Time on the :15 (Sets 4 &5)

Pages 15-24: Time on the :45 (Sets 6-10)

Page 25: Direction cards for each set

Pages 26-28: Differentiated levels of recording sheets.

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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