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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5 - 11

Word Master

Improve vocabulary skills with this simple competitive game.
5 - 11

Describing Pictures

A very fun activity which increases describing (and listening) skills.
5 - 11

TOAS - Think of a Sentence

A fun filler involving the creation of strange sentences based upon a given set of letters.
5 - 11

Barrier Games

Print a copy of one of these Smart Notebook slides, and ask a child to describe it.
5 - 11

Good Afternoon Your Majesty!

A fun guessing game which requires good listening skills, and lots of silly voices!
5 - 11

Tic Tac Toe Game

A simple game which can be used to teach almost any topic.
7 - 11

Harry Potter Wordsearch

A wordsearch based on the Harry Potter books.
5 - 11

Guess the Celeb

A fun game in which children have to guess the name of a famous person.
5 - 7

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

Heads and Tails

A fun game that helps to expand children's vocabulary.
5 - 11

Names

A fun game where children think of words (in specific categories) beginning with certain letters.
5 - 11

Step Words

A great English game to help your children think about spelling.
5 - 11

Transformations

A fun game that can be used to help children think about spelling.
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