Teachers know that every single minute in the classroom matters. This little box of time-fillers helps take advantage of those few extra minutes that naturally occur during the school day.
Presenting the time-fillers on wooden coins, for students to choose from, is a great way to get students involved. Making choices and decisions along with leading (or helping lead) the activities are all great ways to include every student, help build their self-esteem and make them feel special.
All of the time-fillers in this box are geared towards kids in 3rd through the 8th grade. There are time-fillers that draw on lessons from the day, math, estimating/guessing, open-ended questions, discovering their classroom environment, etc. Most of the activities can be done without movement, however, there are a few that require the kids to move around and be a bit more active.
Time-fillers are completely open-ended. You can expand on them by making them more involved, or you can leave them simple and as is.
Your students will look foward to reaching in and choosing a coin from the box. It’s a surprise every single time!
Here are just a few of the Time-Fillers / Classroom Activities you will find in the box:
•Find a long word. How many syllables does it have?
•Guess when a minute (or two) has gone by
•Write w/your opposite hand
•Estimate/Guess # of paper clips, pencils, etc.
The best part is that the time-fillers never get old...students can do them over and over again.
The Teacher Boxes also make great Teacher Appreciation Gifts and End of Year Teacher Gifts.
AGES: 3rd-8th Grade
TIME-FILLERS: 60 Simple Time-Fillers for the Classroom
COINS: 30 natural, wood coins, each measuring 1 ½ inches round
BOX SIZE: 4x4x2