Today's activity is called "Paper Plate Clock", and it is a fun and creative way to engage with crafts and learning about telling time. In this activity, we will be crafting a paper plate clock, and then using it to sing nursery rhymes that involve clocks or telling time. Follow the instructions below on how to make a paper plate.
Once you have completed your paper plate clock, it's time to use it to sing nursery rhymes! Some nursery rhymes that involve clocks or telling time include "Hickory Dickory Dock", "Grandfather's Clock" (linked below), and "Hey Diddle Diddle". Sing along with the rhymes and use your paper plate clock to practice telling time.
This activity is a great way to encourage creativity and learning about telling time in a fun and interactive way. It is also a great opportunity to practice language skills and hand-eye coordination.
• Folk Art Acrylic Paint Set
• Number stencils
• Foam pouncers
• Paper plates (various sizes)
• Popsicle sticks
1. Laying out all paper plates on work surface and depending on the shape and size of your plate, paint either the front or back side.
2. Once the paper plates are dry, pick out your stencils and arrange them onto the plates at the 12,3,6, and 9 o’clock positions. Use foam pouncer to dab some paint and apply it onto the stencil on the plate.
3. To make the clock hands, cut a Popsicle stick so that it fits the face of your paper plate clock nicely. Apply a coat of contrasting paint and let it dry.
4. Once everything is dry, use a dab of glue to attach the hand onto the clock face at midnight. Repeat for as many clocks as you wish!
5. Use rolls of tape to secure the plates onto the wall as decorations
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