Hello, my dear, spooky colleagues & parents!
This short post will share some ideas on how you can use the Halloween telling time worksheets in your classroom or home to practice sight words!
Let’s practice telling time – Halloween mode!
Write the time shown on the Halloween clocks. Practice numbers, saying the time, and holding a pencil! Name the Halloween sight words behind the clocks.
👉 Extend the game by:
- Telling a spooky story – what happened at the specific time?
- Talk about your daily routines;
- Share what did you do at that specific time yesterday;
- Talk about the future and say what are you going to do at that specific time on Halloween.
- Guess the object on the back of the clock;
- Spell the names of the images behind the clock!
Some tips on how to tell the time in English
Use ‘quarter’ for 15 minutes before or after the hour
At X:15 and X:45, we can use the expressions ‘quarter past’ and ‘quarter to’. Using these expressions sounds much more natural to a native speaker than ‘fifteen minutes past’ or ‘fifteen minutes to’. As with ‘half past’ we can only use these with the 12-hour clock.
We only have a ‘half past, never a ‘half to’.
Unlike many other languages, in English we use ‘half past’ to talk about any time ending in ‘:30’. After that we start looking forward and use ‘to’. So, 6:30 is ‘half past six’ and 6:31 is 29 minutes to seven. We also only use ‘half past’ with the 12-hour clock.
Read more tips here.
PLEASE DO NOT PRINT THE FIRST PAGES OF THE WORKSHEETS.
TRY TO USE DRY ERASE POCKETS SO THAT YOU DON’T WASTE PAPER AND THAT YOU CAN REUSE THE MATERIALS AGAIN. Thank you!
What do you think about using this Halloween game to practice telling time? Do you have some other fun ideas on how can this Halloween telling time game be used? If you do, please write in the comments or contact me via the contact page/messenger button at the bottom right corner!