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5-Minute Coloured Block Timer Video

Teach Starter Publishing
5 mins | Years: F - 6

Try this fun 5-minute class timer to keep time during classroom games and help keep your class on track.

Set a Timer for 5 Minutes!

When you need to time those 5-minute activities in the classroom, it helps to have a fun timer that doesn’t require a complicated setup while students get antsier and antsier in their seats. This video is just the thing! The Teach Starter teacher team created it to give teachers an easy option for timing activities in class.

All you have to do is hit play! The timer will count down 10 seconds, then tell students the 5 minutes have begun. Digital time will then count up on the screen from 0 minutes to 5 minutes.

Best of all? A set of 5 colourful blocks will appear on the screen to provide your students with a visual reference point. As each minute passes, another block will be colored in until all 5 blocks are full.

Fun 5-Minute Classroom Games to Help Fill Time

Do you have a spare 5 minutes to fill up with an activity during the school day? Turn on the timer, and try any of these quick 5-minute classroom game ideas from our teacher team!

  1. Play Word Chain to give your students practise with both vocabulary and phonics skills. The premise is simple! You start with one word, and the next person has to say a word that starts with the last letter of that word. For example, if the word is ‘maths,’ the next word could be ‘super.’ Go around the classroom with each student adding their own word to create a ‘chain.’
  2. Project a fun Hangman alternative game onto your whiteboard and play as a class. How many words can your students guess in just 5 minutes?
  3. Play I Spy with a geometry twist. Instead of hinting at the item they spy by sharing its colour, you can bring maths into the equation. Students can share the shape of the item for classmates to guess while the timer runs.

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