Clock Number Labels
Teaching students to tell time on an analogue clock can be a challenging task for elementary school teachers. Fortunately, we have a fantastic free resource that can make this process much more engaging and effective—the "Clock Number Labels"! This versatile tool is perfect for any elementary classroom where students are learning to tell analogue time and convert it to digital time.
What Are "Clock Number Labels"?
"Clock Number Labels" is a practical classroom resource designed to help students understand the relationship between analogue and digital time. The resource consists of 12 circular labels, each featuring a number representing the minutes as seen on a digital clock, such
as :05, :10, :15, :20, :25, :30, :35, :40, :45, :50, :55. These labels are printed, cut out, laminated, and then attached to an analogue clock to correspond with the clock numbers.
How to Use "Clock Number Labels" in the Classroom
Using the "Clock Number Labels" in your classroom is simple and effective:

Print and Prepare the Labels: Start by printing the 12 circular labels. Each label contains a colon followed by a number (:05, :10, :15, etc.), which mirrors the format of digital clocks. Once printed, cut out each label and laminate them to ensure durability for repeated use.

Attach Labels to an Analogue Clock: The laminated labels are then attached to an analogue clock at their corresponding positions:

:05 label next to the number 1

:10 label next to the number 2

:15 label next to the number 3

:20 label next to the number 4

:25 label next to the number 5

:30 label next to the number 6

:35 label next to the number 7

:40 label next to the number 8

:45 label next to the number 9

:50 label next to the number 10

:55 label next to the number 11

The :00 label can be visually represented by the number 12 on the clock.


Support TimeTelling Skills: With the labels attached to the analogue clock, students can easily refer to these visual cues to help them read analogue time and convert it to digital time. For instance, if the minute hand is on the number 3, students will see the :15 label next to it, reinforcing the idea that the time is 15 minutes past the hour.
Benefits of Using "Clock Number Labels" in Your Classroom
This resource provides numerous benefits to both students and teachers:

Reinforces Time Concepts: The labels help students connect the dots between the analogue and digital formats of time, making it easier for them to understand the relationship between the two.

Promotes Independent Learning: With clear, visible cues on the clock, students can independently refer to the labels when practicing how to tell time, enhancing their confidence and timetelling skills.

Versatile Uses: The "Clock Number Labels" can be used for various classroom activities, including matching exercises, interactive games, and quizzes that focus on reading both analogue and digital clocks.

Durable and Reusable: By laminating the labels, you can ensure they are durable and can be used multiple times, making them a practical and sustainable addition to your classroom resources.
Creative Ways to Use "Clock Number Labels" in Learning Activities
Here are a few creative ideas to make the most of the "Clock Number Labels":

Interactive TimeTelling Challenges: Organize small group challenges where students use the clock labels to match digital times to their analogue counterparts. Set a timer and see who can match the most times correctly!

Analogue to Digital Conversion Practice: Set up a "conversion station" in your classroom where students rotate through different clocks with the labels attached. They practice reading the time on each analogue clock and writing down the digital time format.

Time Bingo: Use the clock labels as a part of a fun "Time Bingo" game. Call out a time in digital format, and students must read their labelled clocks to find the correct time.

Time Story Problems: Encourage students to create and solve story problems involving time. For example, "If the clock shows 3:15, what time will it be in 20 minutes?" Students use the labels to help solve the problem.
Why You Should Download the "Clock Number Labels" Resource
Timetelling is an essential skill that students will use throughout their lives. The "Clock Number Labels" are a valuable teaching tool that makes learning to tell time fun, engaging, and accessible for all students. Whether you're a teacher looking to refresh your teaching methods or searching for innovative resources to support your lessons, this free resource is a perfect addition to your toolkit.
Download the Free "Clock Number Labels" Resource Today!
Bring fun and engagement to your timetelling lessons with the "Clock Number Labels" resource! It's free, easy to use, and a fantastic way to support your students in learning how to read both analogue and digital time. Click the button below to download the resource and start transforming your classroom clock today!