Analog and Digital Time Activity

Lesson #10213

Create clever digital and analog Wristwatches!

Create handy digital and analog wristwatches to demonstrate time and the passing of time. Students can discuss the relative time events occur throughout the day. Students will wear the wristwatches and adjust the time throughout the day to reinforce concepts.

Work with individual students to reinforce concepts of time. Students can take digital and analog clocks home for practice. Advanced learners can be introduced to elapsed time.

Assemble and decorate fun digital and analog Wristwatches for understanding time and calculating elapsed time.

30273-DC-Ellison SureCut Die - Wristwatches - Double Cut 30320-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Common Core Mega (65 Die Set) 30321-Prestige Pro Super Saver w/SureCut Common Core Mega Set

Supplies Used: Black Pen, Brads, Cardstock or Construction Paper, Colored Pencils Scissors, Tape (Double-Sided)

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the Wristwatches using various colors of cardstock or construction paper.
  2. To create a digital Wristwatch, cut a small piece of paper and adhere behind digital watch face. Layer and adhere to a watchband. Label the time with a black pen and embellish as desired.
  3. To create analog Wristwatches, layer a watchband, watch face and hands. Assemble with a brad. Label with a black pen and embellish with colored pencils as desired. (see Main Photo).

Mathematics, Grades K: Measurement & Data

K.MD 4a. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts time (e.g., morning, afternoon, evening, today, yesterday, tomorrow, week, year) and tools that measure time (e.g., clock, calendar). Name the days of the week.

Mathematics, Grades 3: Measurement & Data

3.MD 1. Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.

Source: Common Core State Standards - Math Content

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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