Clock Hop

The Clock Hop Floor Mat offers a kinesthetic opportunity for children to learn to tell time and to skip count by fives.

Grade 1 - Grade 4


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    1. Walk and Count the Hours

      Have your students start at one and step on each number while saying the number as they walk around the clock.

      Grade 1

    2. Jump by Fives

      Have your students start at START HERE. Have them hop around the mat on the blue multiples of five while they say the numbers out loud. As the student hops...READ MORE

      Grade 2

    3. Jump by Fives – Backwards

      Have your students start at START HERE. Have them jump the multiples of five backward, beginning with 60. Continue one rotation around the clock. Follow the above instructions for staying...READ MORE

      Grade 2

    4. 1/4 Fractions by Colors

      Explain to your students that this clock is split into quarters (1/4 sections). Have students jump on each quarter and say “¼ (one quarter); 2/4 (two quarters), which equals ½...READ MORE

      Grade 3

    5. Create the Time

      Write different times on notecards. Have your students use cardboard hour and minute hands, a yardstick and ruler, or their own bodies to create the times. Grade 1-Time to the...READ MORE

      Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

    6. What Time is it?

      This is the reverse of the ‘Create the Time’ activity. Place the cardboard hands or the yardstick and ruler on the mat and have students name the time. Grade 1-Time...READ MORE

      Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

    7. Duck, Duck, Goose

      In this activity, twelve students sit around the clock, one student on each of the multiples of five. One person is “it” and walks around the mat. As they walk...READ MORE

      Grade 2

    8. Clipboard Math

      Clip a time worksheet on a clipboard. (3 worksheet options are provided below or use your own!)Have your students figure out the answers to the clock problems by walking or...READ MORE

      Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

    9. Partner Clock

      Have two students sit in the center of the clock. One student is designated as the hour hand, the other the minute hand. Announce a time (or have another student...READ MORE

      Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

    10. Adding and Subtracting Time

      Write +5, +15, +27, -30, etc. on notecards. Have a student create a time on the clock (yardstick and ruler, cardboard/paper hands, their arms and legs). Have the student select...READ MORE

      Grade 3

    11. Elapsed Time

      For this activity, you will need two sets of clock hands. Place each set of clock hands at different times on the mat. Have students determine the difference between the...READ MORE

      Grade 3

    12. Angles

      Have students create different angles on the mat using the clock hands. Ask them to relate the angle they make to the time. Examples: What time would make a 90...READ MORE

      Grade 4