Hands-On Math with Pond Telling Time Hourly Puzzle

Puzzles are one of my favorite ways to learn. I know that I get asked a lot for more telling time printables, so now we have a telling time puzzle with a pond theme.

The telling time puzzle works on matching hourly times. It is a great way to review matching the digital clock to an analog clock.

Plus, it is a free puzzle that you can grab and use in learning centers.

Free Pond Telling Time Puzzle - work on telling time hourly with this fun puzzle - 3Dinosaurs.com

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This is a great addition to the pond printables on the site.

What is Telling Time?

It is the ability to look at a clock and know what time it is. You start with learning hours and work to adding minutes.

The pond telling time puzzle printable works on telling time by hours with analog clocks and digital time.

The simple puzzle answer mat has 12 clocks that have hourly clocks. All of the analog clocks show the time hourly.

Free Pond Telling Time Puzzle - work on telling time hourly with this fun puzzle - 3Dinosaurs.com

Each piece of the puzzle has a number in the lower-left corner of each piece of the puzzle that will match a clock on the mat. I printed the puzzle pieces on cardstock and laminated them.

Free Pond Telling Time Puzzle - work on telling time hourly with this fun puzzle - 3Dinosaurs.com

Things to use with the Pond Telling Time Puzzle Printable

Ways to Use the Pond Telling Time Puzzle Printable

There are loads of different ways to use the puzzles, and I’m going to show you a few of them.

Preparing the Mat

One thing that I love to do with the matching puzzles is put wall putty on them. This makes the pieces of the puzzle stick in place. You can see I place a small amount of it on the corner. I like the putty because you can reuse it, and I don’t need to use something that is one-time use, like velcro. But if you plan to use this in the learning center, a lot of velcro might be better.

Free Pond Telling Time Puzzle - work on telling time hourly with this fun puzzle - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can see how the puzzle pieces don’t fall off when they are pressed onto the mat.

Free Pond Telling Time Puzzle - work on telling time hourly with this fun puzzle - 3Dinosaurs.com

Setting up the Telling Time Puzzle for a Math Center

You can see below one simple way to set up the puzzle for a learning center. The mat is next to the puzzle pieces.

Free Pond Telling Time Puzzle - work on telling time hourly with this fun puzzle - 3Dinosaurs.com

Doing the Puzzles

They pick up the pieces and place the matching times in the correct spot.

Puzzle in a Sensory Bin

I love to mix things up, and one fun way to do that is to up the puzzles in a sensory bin. I like to use rice for this because the puzzle pieces fit in nicely with the rice. We use the Life cycle of a frog and frog and turtle toob in the bin.

Free Pond Telling Time Puzzle - work on telling time hourly with this fun puzzle - 3Dinosaurs.com

They pull out the pieces, and you have the time on the card revealed.

Free Pond Telling Time Puzzle - work on telling time hourly with this fun puzzle - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you will find in the Free Pond Telling Time Puzzle

  • Pond themed puzzle telling time by the hour
  • 12 piece puzzle
  • 2 pages
Free Pond Telling Time Puzzle - a fun 12 piece puzzles for telling time by the hour - 3Dinosaurs.com

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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