Daylight Savings Time & Telling Time

Daylight Savings Time is Sunday. It’s one of my favorite times of the year because we get more sunlight and summer is on the way.  Here’s a great way to help kids learn about the time change and strengthen their time telling skills.


  • Card stock or construction paper
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Brad
  • Sheet lamination (optional)
  • Pushpin
  • Hole punch small size
  • Directions:


  • Cut a circle approximately 7 inches in diameter from one piece of card stock.
  • Cut two arrows for hands of clock from card stick—one 2 inches long and the other 3 inches long.
  • Label the face of your clock with the correct numbers. You can also add add the corresponding minutes (i.e. "5" at the one o'clock position, "10" at the two o'clock position, etc.)
  • If possible laminate the pieces of the clock to increase their durability.
  • Make a hole in the center of the clock with a pushpin and attach the hands using a brad.

Use this clock to practice telling time, to show your child the time when an activity will begin or end, or when you will have a meal or a snack. Explain about the time change that will take place at Daylight Saving Time—and don't forget to set your clock back!

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Terri Fields is the mother of 3 boys, married 12 years and is currently working for MetroFamily Magazine.

She has lived in Oklahoma all her life and grew up in a small town just north of OKC.

A work-at-home mom who tries to keep up with messy boys. The only female (besides the cat) in the house has it’s challenges.  If she ever has spare time she enjoys  looming, make crafts, read magazines, listening to music, playing with the boys and hanging out with her amazing husband.

Terri has a passion for helping families find fun activities and crafts. A little imagination can go a long way.

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