Thursday, November 3, 2016

How to Make a Kinesthetic Clock

I have been seeing this cute idea all of over Pinterest! Unfortunately I couldn't find the person who originally posted it so if you know who did, please leave it in the comments! I would love to give them credit here.  This activity is a great way to reinforce telling time in a kinesthetic way. Tell students a time and have them use their arms to show it on the clock! Check it out below!

Yep... that's me showing 5:00. 
When it was time to start teaching telling time in the first grade classroom I co-teach in, I knew we needed to give this great idea a try! Since I love making classroom projects digitally, I decided to make the numbers on the computer rather than writing them on sticky notes. This also lets me share it with all of you! If you would like to see how I put my clock together and grab the number printable for free, keep reading!



First you're going to need a hula hoop, stapler, laminator, and some heavy duty paper. Print the numbers on the paper (I love Astrobrights!) and laminate them. You'll need to cut out the numbers in the rectangles.


Bright colors make everything more fun, right?
Once the numbers are cut out, you are ready to start stapling the numbers around the hula hoop. Fold the numbers around the hula hoop. I stapled each number three times. Once on the bottom and twice on each side toward the top.

Staple, staple, staple...
Almost there...
Got it!

Staple all the way around to add each number in order.... then you're ready to go! Pretty easy right? OK... now for the freebie! I've uploaded this one to my Facebook Page. Follow the link by clicking here or the picture below to get to my page. On the left side of the page you will see a tab called "Sparkling Fan Freebies." Click the tab to access the Dropbox link. While you're there, check out the rest of my fan freebies under that tab! Be sure to "like" my page to keep up with more fun ideas and freebies!



Happy teaching!,


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