Time can be defined in math as the ongoing continuation of events from past to present to future. Time is measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and so on. I am sure you are part of our amazing learning group Love Is Play-Based Learning! Kindergartners always fascinate about the time. How to understand? How they can read time? What is the time right now? What do 10 minutes really mean? And so on…There are ample questions that go on in their curious minds. Here, I have come up with Top 5 ways to introduce the concept of time to kindergarten kids. So. Let us get started with the fun lesson :
1.Art And Craft Activity To Introduce Concept Of Time To Kindergarten Kids
Making an analog clock with the minimum materials available at home. It will give a chance to develop fine and gross motor skills and it will deeply involve Tactile sensory experience. I am sure kids will engage themselves deep into this creative activity. You can simply let them imagine and let them be creative and it will be easy and fun to introduce the concept of time to kindergarten kids.
- Cardboard sheet or empty cereal box cut into a circle.
- Alternatively, take a paper plate
- Bottle caps
- Safety scissors
- Permanent marker/Whitner.
Steps Involved To Make Handmade Paper Clock To Introduce Concept Of Time To Kindergarten Kids:
For details and the steps involved in making the paper clock introduce the concept of time to kindergarten kids, You can get every detailed bit in the video below. Follow the steps and your handmade analog clock is ready.
B.Handmade Wrist Watch
We have made a cute tiny wristwatch for kids. We have used minimum materials available at home to do this craft with kids to introduce the concept of time for kindergarten kids. For details please have a look at the video below to catch up on all the tiny bits.
2.Use Of Handmade Clock In Pretend Play
Play is the best way when learning happens. You can use the handmade clock to pretend play and hang it on the wall or on your toys to make it as a wall where you can show and tell time while playing.
- One of the amazing examples of pretend play is To Learn Living Room Lesson For Kids With Pretend Play And Craft. You can get every detail here. Videos you can check above for pretend play in the living room.
- You can even Make Pretend Play Washing Machine Toy to play with.
- Another example is To Make Toy Bed For Kids And Learn About Rooms In The House.
3.Hands-on Activities To Introduce Concept Of Time To Kindergarten Kids
The best way to learn is to have hands-on experience with the clock. In this way, kids learn best when they get their hands on their handmade clock. Let them adjust the time. Let them be free to move the hour and minute hand. Recognition helps a lot. Kids can closely observe every detail on the real clock. Let them observe how the minute and the hour hand moves?
4. Using Skip Counting Technique
As skip counting is introduced to kindergartners. Let them recall the skip counting of 5 till 60. When they proceed let them understand When it begins with 5 ..10..15.. and so on. It starts from 12 which is considered as 0. When we proceed, we have to observe the long hand which is the blue color in our handmade clock. When it goes to 5 minutes it will move from 12 to 1. And you can go on till 60. How To Teach the Double Numbers Or Doubling In Kids?
5. Time Game
Playing games and learning in that form is always fun and engaging for kids. You can start with a wonderful game known as “Time Game”:
- Any number of players can play.
- Each player will get a turn.
- One player will showcase the time.
- All others will guess, the one who guesses it right will get a point.
- The one with maximum points wins the game.
Alternatively, You can get turn by turn. Everyone will get a turn. When it is your turn the other player will tell you to show time on the clock.Like for example show 10:20 on the clock. The game goes on like this.
Its Right Time To Introduce Time To Introduce Concept Of Time To Kindergarten Kids
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