A Summer Camp Necessity

Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places…

Mathnasium review from EveryMomDay.com

Mathnasium: Making Math Fun for My Kids!

My oldest is a bright kid, but math has never been her strong suit. We have struggled for years with trying to help her catch up at home. We were thrilled to discover the Mathnasium – a center that not only focuses on Math, but does so in a way that is fun and customized to the child.

Back To School Wreath

How is it possible that we are already back in school?! Some of my long-distance friends are not quite there yet – having about 2 weeks before they start. Either way, Back to School season is upon us all! When we went out to buy the school supplies we needed, we picked up a couple extras for this month’s wreath! This will look adorable on our front door for the next few weeks, and it would also make a great teacher’s gift!

Fun and Unique DIY School Supplies with Duck Tape! EveryMomDay.com

Back-to-School in Style with Duck Tape *Giveaway*

It’s time for the kids to go back to school – and this year they are going to go back to school in style thanks to Duck Tape! Duck Tape is a great {inexpensive, fun & unique} way to personalize and school supplies and accessories.

14 Super Fun Back to School Traditions

I am still in disbelief that the kids are going back to school next week! Whether you are getting ready to send your kids off for the first time, or for the last time, here are some fun ideas to make back-to-school fun and memorable for your child(ren).

Make a spring-themed flower clock to teach kids about telling time! EveryMomDay.com

Spring Learning Clock

Make a spring-themed flower clock to teach kids about telling time! EveryMomDay.com

This Learning Flower Clock helps teach kids how to read and write the time, when looking at an analog clock.  The petals help them remember what minutes correspond with each number on the clock, and the leaves help them remember what the big and little hands represent.  And it is a cute addition to any wall!

For this project you will need:

  • One clock – preferably one with a yellow frame, the one I bought at Walmart is only available in stores… you could paint a clock if you cant find yellow, or just get creative with colors!
  • 4 Sheets of construction paper in colors of your choosing. (2-petals, 1-stem, 1-leaves)
  • Marker
  • Tape

What you need to do:

STEP 1 ~ Cut your petals: Pick out 2 pieces of construction paper in the color that you would like to use for your flower petals.  You want your petals to be slightly wider than the distance between neighboring numbers on the clock.  For me, cutting each sheet into 8 equal pieces and rounding them out on one end, worked perfectly.  I “played” with it on a scrap piece of paper first, then cut 12 petals out of my pink paper.  Do not label the petals just yet – you will want to wait until after you attach them to the clock to make sure they all “read” the right way.

STEP 2 ~ Cut your leaves: Find the piece of construction paper that you want to use for the leaves.  Fold/cut in half width-wise.  Out of one half of the paper cut a big leaf, and then cut a smaller leaf out of the second half.  I also preferred to wait to label my leaves until I glued them onto the stem later.

STEP 3 ~ Cut your Stem: Take a piece of paper in the color that you’d like your stem, and cut out a straight or curvy line diagonally across the paper – so it is as long as possible, and I like how it looks to have the point of the corner on the “finished” end.

Make a spring-themed flower clock to teach kids about telling time! EveryMomDay.com

STEP 4 ~ Attach your petals: You will want each petal to be centered with each number on the clock.  I began with the 12, 3, 6, and 9, and used tape to secure them to the back of the clock.  The tape should be on the back of the petal and will stick to the back/inside of the frame of the clock.  Then you can carefully crease each petal so its not sticking up in the back.  Fill in all the other numbers on your frame – overlapping the other petals, spacing them evenly, and keeping each petal centered with a number on the clock (not as tough as it sounds, promise!).

Make a spring-themed flower clock to teach kids about telling time! EveryMomDay.com

STEP 5 ~ Label the petals: Take your marker and write the minutes that correspond with the number on the clock, on the petal centered closest to that number.

STEP 6 ~ Assemble and label the leaves and stem: Tape (or glue) the leaves to the stem – one on each side.  I decided to place one behind the stem, and one in front of the stem.  Label the small leave with “hour” and the large leaf with “minute”

STEP 7 ~ Assemble on the wall: Hang your clock on the wall, then use tape to secure the stem/leaves in the correct spot, under the flower and tucking the top edge behind one of the petals.

Make a spring-themed flower clock to teach kids about telling time! EveryMomDay.com

The kids will love how fun and colorful this clock and wall decoration is, and you will love that it will help them learn how to tell time with an analog clock!