|Seasonal Decorated Paper Plate used to make a Fun Clock|
At this time of year the children are so focused on the holidays! Use that interest to try some activities that have a holiday theme and are also educational.
A fun paper plate Holiday Clock can be made with the students then used to teach or review Telling Time or Elapsed Time.
You can make lots of clocks with a simple paper plate. Use a white paper plate and paint it a fun color, or use any of the fun colors found at dollar stores (usually 20 plates for $1.00), or a seasonal decorated paper plate found at supermarkets, craft stores, etc.
- paper plates
- sticky foam numbers (or a marker to write the numbers)
- heavy paper or foam to make the clock hands
- paper fastener (1 per plate)
- Construction Paper or Christmas stickers (optional)
- Paint + paint brush, Markers, Crayons (optional)
- Glue (optional)
|Plain Red Paper Plate used to make a Fun Clock|
The Christmas clock pictured directly above was made with a plain red paper plate. The tree in the middle of the plate is a paper gift tag that can be glued or fastened to the center of the plate to give the clock a festive look. Children can also design or color their own trees with drawing or construction paper and crayons. The clock hands are made from foam sheets purchased at a Dollar store. The foam clock numbers were also purchased at a Dollar Store (200 numbers in a package)! A package of paper fasteners was purchased at Staples.
For more examples of paper plate clocks and some cool telling time resources for kids, click on the link below: