English Time Fillers

Explore our range of short, educational English ideas that can be used when you have a few spare moments in the classroom.

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What am I?

Children ask each other questions to work out the object chosen for them.
7 - 11
Harry Potter Wordsearch with Questions

Harry Potter Wordsearch with Questions

A Harry Potter themed wordsearch with questions to answer.
5 - 11

Guess the Celeb

A fun game in which children have to guess the name of a famous person.
7 - 11

What's the Object?

An exciting describing game, which can be played in teams. All necessary resources are included and available for printing.
7 - 11
Harry Potter Wordsearch with Questions

Harry Potter Wordsearch with Questions

Another Harry Potter themed wordsearch with questions.
5 - 11

Animal Alphabet

A simple activity which can be used for fun, or to extend children's vocabulary.
5 - 11

Guess the Celeb 2

A whole class game, where the class has to guess the person who is being described.
5 - 11

Where am I?

A fun guessing game, in which children have to identify their location (as represented by a picture of a place) which is hidden from their view!
7 - 11

Animal Endings

Can you think of an animal which begins with a specific letter? This game is great for building vocabulary, and can be used with lots of topics.
7 - 11

Just a Minute

A good game for encouraging listening skils and the development of vocabulary.
5 - 11

Magic Pen

This activity involves the whole class creating a story together. The story is not written down, and is made up spontaneously by individuals in the class.
7 - 11

Which Pupil?

Can your children guess which pupil has been chosen using clues based on their initials?
7 - 11

Bingo

Play Bingo in your classroom (the educational version)!
5 - 11

Recognising Sounds

A quick game to encourage children to recognise the sounds used at the start of words.
5 - 11

Who am I?

A guessing game which involves good drama skills!