40 Time Vocabulary Words

K-3 Teacher Resources – 40 Time Theme Words – Printable words related to time – Ideal for reading and writing reference.

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Time Vocabulary Words

  • Ideal for literacy and maths reference and activities, as well as classroom bulletin boards and display.
  • Matching Time concept book here.

Time Vocabulary Words List

before, after, during, morning, afternoon, midday, noon, night, today, evening, yesterday, tomorrow, day, sunset, sunrise, future, past, present, then, now, when, early, late, soon, days, weeks, months, years, midnight, time, clock, hours, minutes, seconds, o'clock, a.m., p.m., centuries, decades, seasons

Plus spare blank cards to write your own words.


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How to use this teaching resource

  • Brainstorm more time words to add to the list.
  • Use as reference during morning storyboard and calendar time – Today is…. Yesterday was…. Tomorrow will be……
  • Again, there are lots of phonics opportunities for loads of ‘word play‘ – particularly compound words for example – sun-set, sun-rise, after-noon, mid-day, mid-night,
  • You can make these words smaller size by using the reduction settings on your printer and just printing off black and white copies, these smaller sizes are great for cut and paste activities such as cutting out the words and pasting them in alphabetical order, or into the phonics categories as mentioned above
  • When not being used on a wall display, place them in labelled boxes, or hanging pockets for continued use and reference.
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    Comments & Reviews

    • how can I add words to the blank boxes?

      Comment by Archived Message on January 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    • Thanks Barbara – you can only add using handwriting Barbara.

      Comment by Archived Message on January 26, 2014 at 11:40 pm

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