Let the kids touch and examine the real deal… Most times we give kids a plastic toy the represents a real thing. With good supervision and making sure there are no small parts the older kids love playing with clocks and timers.
To get the kids talking about time I made felt board pieces of different things that happen during the day. The kids have been talking about their favourite time of day, and the order of things that they do every day.
The kids have really had alot of fun making clocks this week. Here is one that we made. We used pastels and then covered it with contact paper so that it didn’t smudge. 4 o’clock was chosen because that is the time we play outside.