When I saw this idea on Pinterest (from Mrs. Dahl’s Classroom) to make a paper plate clock for learning to tell time, I knew we had to do it!  Gresham is ready to learn how to tell time, and we have been needing to just sit down and work on it.  Easier said than done at my house sometimes!  Yesterday, we got out paper plates and made this clock in five minutes.  Gresham is thrilled.  He keeps getting it out and saying, “Look Aidan!  I know what time this says!  It’s 3:30!  Look!  Now I made it say 4:15!”

We also have the Judy Clock, and it is very helpful.  I like them both for different reasons.  The Judy Clock has hands that really work – if you move the minute hand, the hour hand comes along at the appropriate rate.  What I really like about this paper plate clock is the flaps that lift up to show the minutes.  Super idea!

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  1. dua khan Nov 29, 2012

    wowwww nice clock

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    1. Eunice Mar 13, 2013

      How wide is a tab?
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      1. Karen W Dec 20, 2014

        Love this idea.

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        1. Rob Dec 26, 2014

          Just a word of caution, it looks like Mrs Dahls Classroom is now being used for spam. Be careful.

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          1. Sarah Dec 27, 2014

            Thanks for the heads up - I will remove the link!

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          2. ธิฐิรัตน์ Oct 28, 2015

            good

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            1. Nehemia Oct 19, 2016

              What's the gold pin in the middle called?? that holds the hour and minute hand to the plate?

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              1. Sarah Oct 20, 2016

                It's a paper fastener or also called a brad.

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              2. Erin Jul 6, 2018

                Love your homemade clock! I linked to it via my blog. https://mommysuburbia.blogspot.com/2018/07/can-your-child-tell-time-on-analog.html.

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