Making time

Image of paint handprints

Create a handmade clock!

What to do

  • Get some plain paper and draw around your child’s hand 12 times, colouring in each outline with a bright colour.
  • Give each hand a number from one to twelve.
  • Cut them out and glue in the correct position around a circle.
  • Add a long hand and short hand using a pin in the centre of the circle and your homemade clock is ready to go!

Support from the Play team

“This activity has lots of hidden play moments, and can be adapted – maybe not hands, maybe feet! Using lots of creativity, this game will also encourage your child to learn about numbers and telling the time. Setting the clock throughout the day can help with routines, planning and encouraging children to look forward to things.”