Clock Hands That Erase!

Clock Hands That Erase! lesson plan

Keep up with the time! This erasable clock face is perfect for practice!

  • 1.

    Learning how to tell time? The hands on this clock are erasable, so students can set the time again and again.

  • 2.

    On a white paper plate, students draw a clock face with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Space the numbers evenly. Add designs around the clock, minute marks, or other decorations.

  • 3.

    Students partner with a classmate. Draw an hour and minute hand. Students take turns reading the clock and telling the correct time. Erase the time and continue playing.


  • LA: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points.
  • LA: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
  • LA: Recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.


  • Students make a list of activities that they participate in daily and assign an approximate time that they perform these activities. With a class partner, students identify an activity and ask their partners to identify an approximate time for the activity using their clocks.
  • Small groups of students can study time zones in the world. A member of the group can identify an activity and an approximate time for performing that activity. (Example: Dinner is at 5 PM) Other team members identify the time of that the tine in another time zone when it is 5 PM in their time zone. Each team member will illustrate the time in the alternate time zone on their respective clocks.
  • Each time a team member draws a time on the face clock, other team members write the digits that make up the same time on a digital clock.