Project Title: Counting the Hours
Description: Students make paper watches and document the most important time/hours of their day. A great way to introduce responsibility and discuss how students spend their time.
Project Ideas: responsibility, mental health, intrapersonal,
Grade Level: preschool early elementary
Materials: construction paper, scissors, glue, markers, crayons, colored pencils,
Anticipatory Set: Make a diagram of a clock face. Discuss different activities that might happen during each time. Make a second clock diagram to present with examples of your favorite times of the day.
Anticipatory set and open discussion on why keeping track of time is important (10 minutes)
Have students cut out a long rectangular strip and a circle from their construction paper (5 minutes)
Have students pick 3-4 of their favorite times of the day and mark it on the circle, the watch head. (10 minutes)
Then students can begin to decorate their wristbands and watch heads with different elements of their favorite times of the day. (10 minutes)
glue wristband and watch head together ( 5 minutes)
Students can spend the remainder of class presenting their watches and talking about what times are most important to them. (10 minutes)
Huffington post – A visual timeline of how historical figures spent their days (there is a Benjamin Franklin one near the bottom)
hautehologerie – The history of watches and telling time