Kindergarten - What Time Of Day Is It?

Time and Measurement
What Time of Day Is It?
Demonstrate understanding concept of time and tools that measure time.
Be able to understand what time is. The different ways that time can be measured. Know how to measure time in both small increments and large increments.

Sample Problems


Would you use a clock or a calendar to tell time?


To count months of the year do you use a clock or a calendar?


Which one takes a longer amount of time a day or a week?

Learning Tips


Have an analog clock handy. Show your child the different hands on the clock. Point out the difference in size between the minute hand and hour hand. If there I a second hand, also point out the differences. Show your child how the minute hand moves from one minute to the next in 60 seconds. Clap 60 times in a minute to show how quickly a second passes. This is also a fun way to reinforce the concept of a second. Compare how quickly the minute hand travels once around the clock to the hour hand. The minute hand goes from the twelve to the twelve and the hour hand only moves from one number to the next.

To explain the concept of an hour, compare it to a task that may take an hour. Ex: Having dinner, getting ready for bed, etc.,

Finally compare an hour to a day. Explain that a day is when the sun comes up in the morning until they go to sleep and wake up the next day. Tell them that there are 24 hours in a day.


A calendar will need to measure longer periods of time. Show them how a calendar uses days, weeks and months to measure time. Each day has its own special number on the calendar. Seven days come together to make a week. You can explain how everyday they go to school and a weekend make a week.

Then show them how four weeks make a month (along with a couple of extra days).

Seasons are made up of three months. Their summer vacation is a season.

A year is made of four seasons. The student may have a harder time understanding this. Explain to them that their birthday is celebrated every year.


Explain the difference between morning (they wake up and get ready for school), noon (lunchtime and when the sign is at the top of the sky, night (the sun has gone down and the stars are out). Go over activities that happen during thee times of the day.

Extra Help Problems


The student will be asked to put time in order fro least to greatest.


One minute one day one hour


One week one day one minute


One month one week one year


One second one week one day


One minute one month one day


Another worksheet will have pictures. Following the picture will be the choices: morning, noon, night. The student will be asked to circle the time of day that agrees with the picture.


Waking up in the morning. morning noon night


The moon is outside. morning noon night


Doing homework. morning noon night


Lunch in the cafeteria. morning noon night


Eating pancakes. morning noon night


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