Stand-Up Birthday Clock Card

Lesson #8148

Create a standing birthday clock that can point to the age of a student.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

Create fun birthday clocks to celebrate students. Personalize clocks with the student name and special details. Design clocks for learning fun, where all numbers are shown and students take turn telling time and finding elapsed time.

Recognize a student on their special day with a stand-up card/desk decoration.

15656-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Circles 3" & 2" - Large 15910-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Clock Face - Large 15912-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Clock Hands - Large 18659-TY-Ellison SureCut Die - Tags, Tiny - Tiny

Supplies Used: Adhesive Letters, Brad, Cardstock, Double-Sided Tape, Glue, Pen, Ribbon, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

This idea uses a bottom fold with a base. This fold creates stand-up shapes and letters that have a solid base.

  1. Fold in half a piece of paper that is twice as long, PLUS AN ADDITIONAL INCH, as the LG Clock Face (Figure A).
  2. At the folded end of the paper, fold the paper back again about 1/2" (Figure B).
  3. Place the twice-folded edge of the paper INSIDE the cutting edge at the bottom of the Clock Face feet. The second fold needs to lay flat (Figure C).
  4. Place the die and paper into the Ellison machine and die-cut.
  5. Open the die-cut and re-fold so that the extra fold is now inside the double shape (Figure D).
  6. Die-cut a 3" Circle from a coordinating color. Adhere Circle to Clock using glue, double-sided tape or other adhesive. Turn Clock over and punch through the hole in the center of the Clock so it goes through the circle on the front side.
  7. Die-cut the "bell" portion of the Clock from a different coordinating color. Cut straight across the bottom of the "bell." Adhere bell to top of Clock (Figure E).
  8. Die-cut LG Clock Hands from white construction paper or cardstock. Use adhesive letters or hand print the word "Happy" on the hour hand and "Birthday" on the minute hand. Put a brad through both Hands and secure to Clock (see Main Photo).
  9. Use adhesive letters or hand print the student's name on the Clock.
  10. Double-sided tape or glue may be used to lightly hold the top of the Clock together.
  11. Open the bottom fold to make a platform. The Clock will now stand (see Main Photo).
  12. Die-cut Tiny Tags from cardstock or construction paper. Hand print the words "Time to Celebrate" on the Tag and adhere to the top of the Clock with a piece of ribbon (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

  • Figure D

  • Figure E

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

Math: Measurement

Instructional programs from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 5 should enable all students to understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems and processes of measurement.

  • In Pre-Kindergarten through grade 2, all students should recognize the attributes of length, volume, weight, area and time.

Standards are listed with permission from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, copyright 2000 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). NCTM does not endorse the content or validity of these alignments.

Source: Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

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