Daily Time-Filler Activities
Other Time-Filler Games and Ideas:
the Balloons - Choose your child of the day by popping
with a Joke! - Start each day with a joke to make
the mornings fun!
of the Day - A great way to increase children's
awareness of the meanings of new words.
the Spellings - Can your class spot your own spellings
- Question of the
Day - Fun activity which encourages research skills.
Your class will love finding out the answers to the
questions (which can cover any subject area).
of the Day - Each day, look at an everyday object
in relation to how it was designed and made.
of the Day - Teach children the meaning of a famous
phrase every day of the week.
Work Ideas -
Charles Applegate has contributed this Smart Notebook
file, containing a huge collection of ideas / activities
which could be used during "Early Work"...
when the children have just arrived at school.
- Definitions -
A great Literacy activity to fill a few minutes, and to
develop use of dictionaries.
Headlines - An enjoyable game which creates interest
in current news issues.
and Crosses - A fun way of questioning children
about any topic.
Questions - A fun time-filler which you can use
every day of the school year.
- Wink Murder! -
A classic game which children love to play!
- Spy in the Camp - Will your chosen pupil guess who is
leading the group's actions?
the Hokey Cokey - Use music to inject some fun into
- Shoot Out - A simple activity which can be used in all
- Odd One
Out! - A simple game requiring children to find
the odd one out in a group.
- If I were... -
Find out what your class would do if they could take on
the role of another person.
- Copying Images - Will your children be able to follow
the instructions and copy the image?
- Title Pages -
A simple way of using a few spare minutes, which reinforces
the concepts you are teaching within your topics.
and Flies - Play this fun version of Wink Wink Murder,
with a froggy twist!
- The Giant's Keys - A popular game which involves stealing keys from a giant!
- The Key Master -
A fantastic game which requires quiet and calmness from
everyone in the class!
- Slam! - A
fast-paced game which can be used within any curriculum
Downs, Thumbs Up! - Children really enjoy this game,
which improves listening skills.
Headlines - Turn a mundane event into a filler activity,
using this headlines activity.
- Chairs -
It's Boys against Girls in this brilliant game, which
helps children to get to know each other.
Orange, Orange - A fun game for circle time which
requires speed and concentration.