Practice telling time with your child. Start by making this simple clock together. If you like this craft, check out our What's the Weather? craft - another simple craft to help your child learn about the weather.
What You’ll Need:
*Large paper plate
*Large brad fastener
*Craft foam or construction paper
*Number Stickers, optional
*Find the clocks in your house. Point out both digital and analog clocks and explain how they tell us what time of day it is. Talk about why it's important to know the time: to be at appointments, to get to the bus stop, etc.
*With pencil, lightly write the numbers 1 to 12 around the plate, as in a clock. Make sure they are evenly placed. and that the 12 & 6 and 3 & 9 are opposite each other. Go over the pencil with marker, or cover with the number stickers.
*Cut out two arrows from the foam or paper for the minute and hour hands. One should be able to reach from the center of the plate out almost to the edge, and the other should be an inch or two shorter.
*Punch a hole at the ends of the arrows and one in the center of the paper plate (you may need to use the pencil for the paper plate).
*Use the brad fastener to attach the hands to the plate.
*Send us a picture of your kids and their clocks and we may post it to our site! firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Learn to Tell Time: a free online game that teaches kids how to tell time with bright, colorful graphics and fun activities.
*PrimaryGames.com: a free online game that helps kids practice telling the time.