If you are a parent, then you know how hard it is to get children back into school mode when the first day sneaks up. This year, I wanted to jump in front of the soon to be war path my lovely six year old would cause and prepare a schedule to slowly transition us. Mornings have never been a problem in our household - it’s bedtime that my little gladiator dislikes. “I hate sleeping!” “But what happens if I never sleep again, mommy?” Just a few of the lovely comments I get to hear before tucking him into bed every night.
I’ve noticed that Aiden does better when there is a schedule in place - things tend to go more smoothly. So, I went to my happy place on the internet and searched through Pinterest for any ideas that may help us this time around. That’s when I came across this beauty. A DIY after school clock for kids! Yes! Not only does it put a schedule in place for children to visually see, but it helps them learn to tell time. Double win!
I am a mom on a budget so I did some searching and found this black wall clock at Target for only $3.99 - Target wall clock. You can save an extra 10% online using discount code -HOMEDEAL. Then, of course after purchasing the one from Target, I saw that IKEA has a basic wall clock for only $1.59 right now for family members!!! Found right here - IKEA wall clock. I definitely should have went with IKEA on this one, lol!
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Your finished product should look similar to mine below :)
Personally, I like the legend in the frame - it gives it a fancy look. I've seen the legend made with different colored construction paper or even a dry erase board with different colored markers. Anything works, just use your imagination and it will come out great! I mean, who doesn't like a project that is cheap and easy to make and teaches kids not one but two things! I love it and I hope you do too!
Monika Monroe is the creator of This Nerdy Mom, a diverse collective of moms bringing you the best recipes, product reviews, advice, and some laughter in your life. Find more budget friendly life hacks at This Nerdy Mom.
Growing up in a colorful Caribbean family as a first-generation American gave me an appreciation for different cultures. I gravitate towards things that are eclectic, ethnic, vintage, colorful, and have multiple influences. My training in theatrical costume design satiated my obsession of different time periods and places and gave me a creative outlet through millinery and costume construction. I love hat making because hats are nostalgic yet timeless.