Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Home Made Kids Alarm Clock

Last week I saw this amazing idea somewhere on the web and for the life of me I can`t find it again so can`t credit the creator..sorry!!

With the lighter mornings the 3 boys have been gradually getting up earlier and earlier over the last few weeks and don`t think my sanity can take another 5am wake up call so have made this really easy kids alarm clock.

All you need is

  • a cheap plain clock, I nabbed one from Asda for £2 but am sure you could find one cheaper somewhere. 
  • A green, yellow and red pen or you could even use paints.
  • Some sellotape 
  • 5 minutes to spare!!

All you need to do take the plastic cover off of the clock, section off a section of time on the clock with sellotape and colour it in with the pen/paint. The section that you colour in depends on which suits your family best.

Its so easy to make and the boys can easily understand the rules........

If the little hand is in the red then they have to go back to sleep, its not time to get up. If the little hand is in the yellow then they can get up and play quietly but can`t go downstairs and if the little hand is in the green then they can get up and go downstairs.

Jacob is 5 and can`t really tell the time that well yet but can easily see if its time to get up!!!


  1. What a great idea. I am definitely going to try this as the lighter mornings/evenings are playing havoc with our routine! xx

  2. Awesome! This is such a fab, yet simple ideaM