FREE Insect Telling Time Puzzles

Some of my favorite memories as a kid was playing outside in the summer chasing frogs and catching insects. Tap into your students' love for the outdoors with these fun Insect Time Puzzles. Your students will love them!
FREE Insect Telling Time Puzzles - these are such a fun way for kids to practice identifying time on a clock to the half hour and hours. Perfect hands on math activity, telling time games, math centers, homeschool, kindergarten math, prek, first grade, grade 1, 1st grade

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Telling Time Puzzles
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Insect Time Puzzles includes 24 puzzles, covering time to the hour and half hour. Each puzzle has two pieces. One piece has a jar and a clock and the other puzzle piece has a bug and the time written out.


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Preparing Insect Time Puzzles

It is recommended that you print these on cardstock or laminate prior to use. This will allow you to reuse this printable year after year! Next cut out each puzzle. I always find it easiest to use a paper cutter to cut out all 24 puzzles first and then go back and cut the puzzles out with scissors.



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Doing Insect Counting Puzzles

Students will start this activity by placing all of the puzzles pieces on the floor or table. A student will first choose any piece they want. This student chose a clock face that showed 3:00.

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Next, the student sorted through all of the puzzle pieces looking for the "3:00" puzzle.

As they complete each puzzle, they will set it to the side so that they have enough room to complete the remaining puzzles.


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They will continue to follow these steps until all puzzles are complete!

Differentiating Insect Counting Puzzles

If you think that your students would be overwhelmed with all 48 puzzle pieces at once, start small. You can give them only time to the hour first or provide them with only a handful of the puzzle pieces. As they master those, you can slowly add in more.

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.