Tell The Time Learning Clock
Several old CDs and their jewel cases
Dry erase markers
To make this hands-on, educational activity, you will start by leaving an old CD in its jewel case. Then, using a dry erase marker, add numbers 1-12 to turn the CD into a clock face. Remove the paper insert, trace it on a plain piece of paper and cut it to size. Replace the insert with the blank paper. Make several slips of paper for each jewel case for repeated uses.
This activity can be used two ways. On some of them, you will write a time on the paper in words or numbers, ie. 7 o’clock, or 7:00. Then have your child draw clock hands on the CD with the dry erase marker to represent that time. On others, you will draw the hands on the clock face with the dry erase marker, and have your child identify the time in words on the paper. Either way, telling time has never been so much fun! This even makes a handy take-along activity to keep little hands and minds busy during road trips or in waiting rooms.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.