Drawing Big Ben

Products Used

Additional Products

  • Black Fine Tip Marker

Project Details

Students learn how to draw the famous clock, Big Ben.

Lesson Plan Ideas

Developed by: Kathy Barbro, Visual Arts Professional Expert from Dixie Canyon Community Charter Elementary School in Sherman Oaks, CA

Learning Objective

For Grade: 2
Students learn how to draw a landmark clock in England, and use the face for dividing a circle into quarters and then diagramming a chosen analog time.

Applicable Core Standards

Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.

Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths.


  1. Students use the “How To Draw Big Ben” tutorial to make their drawing on the grid paper. While drawing the face of the clock, they will divide the rim into four quarters, a Common Core math standard. They also will choose and diagram the analog time for their clock, another Common Core math standard.

    Step 1


  2. When the drawing is complete, the art is traced with a black marker.

  3. The clock is colored with colored pencils or crayons.

    Step 3


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