10 Minute Tutor Time Activities!

Written by Aaron Betesta

Laughtercise Owner & Facilitator of Fun

What can you do in class for 10-minutes?

 

The 3 form time ideas below all separately take around 5 minutes to complete. So, if you have 5 or 10 minutes to fill, you can take your pick from which ones you want to do. Perfect for 10-minute tutor time activities!

 

What to do during Tutor Time?

 

Whatever you do, make it fun! Pick some tutor time activities that will create smiles and help everyone connect.

Below we’ve outlined 3 form time ideas (some are hilariously funny!) that will make you stand out and be loved by your students. From our activities you will get:

📍 A unique opportunity for personal development from your students

📍 An energy boost for students ahead of any ‘deep thinking’

We’ve delivered our 10 minute tutor time activities to children and young adults in 84 countries. We work with one of the world’s leading online schools and our form time ideas are proven to help children and young adults to bond through fun. They also boost student concentration levels and, most importantly, they create smiles 😁😁😁

 

Tutor Time Activity 1

 

Have you ever put a piece of card on your head and attempted to draw a picture? No? Well, the time to do it is now! This game will create an abundance of smiles! In the below instruction video, we talk through this tutor time activity while using a paper plate. However, a piece of card will work fine.

 

You will need:

📍 1 piece of card per student

📍 1 pen per student

📍 A theme

Instructions:

📍 Step 1 – Instruct students to put their piece of card on their head 

📍 Step 2 – Instruct everyone to draw a picture on to the card. You can pick what they draw. If it’s Easter, you could get them to draw an Easter egg. When Santa’s in town, you can get them to draw a Christmas tree

📍 Step 3 – Instruct everyone to write their name underneath their drawing

📍 Step 4 – Give them 1 minute and get them to draw!

📍 Step 5 – After 1 minute, ask everyone to remove the card and show to everyone around them 

Energising benefits to this game:

⚡️ Everyone’s drawing will be funny, so no student will feel awkward about their lack of artistic ability

⚡️ Everyone will have a great laugh about each other’s drawings (great for student bonding)

⚡️ It challenges students brains in a unique way (great to energise them ahead of a school day!)

 

There you go. One of our form time ideas that’s head (pun intended) and shoulders above other activities! 😄

 

Tutor Time Activity 2

 

Your students (and teachers!) will LOVE this game. They will remember it for years. It is wild and exhilarating! It creates a huge amount of excitement (and competition!).

Check out several teams playing this game 👇

 

You will need:

📍 Paper cups (1 per two students)

📍 To line up tables so students can be facing each other (like in the video)

Instructions:

📍 Instruct each student to face another student

📍 Tell students that you will be shouting out ‘head’, ‘shoulders’ and ‘knees’ and they have to follow the instruction

📍 Tell students that when you shout ‘cup’, they have to grab the cup. First person to grab it wins!

📍 Rotate students so they don’t continually face the same person

Energising benefits to this game:

⚡️ Students concentration levels will be on point when you’re shouting the instructions!

⚡️ Instructed well, this activity has huge potential to bond students through fun competition

 

Tutor Time Activity 3

 

Want to do some activities that will help students to grow?

Well, these two tutor time activities (a 2-for-1 deal for you!) will actually help students brains grow FACT. These two activities are parallel bi-manual movements and doing these kinds of exercises helps grow the corpus callosum part of our brain. A video tutorial is below 👇

 

You will need:

📍 Nothing! This game can be played anytime and anywhere!

Instructions for first activity:

📍 Get students to do a ‘thumb up’ with their right hand

📍 Get students to point their left index finger at their ‘thumb up’

📍 Switch hands! Do ‘thumb up’ on left hand and index finger pointing with right hand

📍 Keep switching! It’s harder than it sounds!

Instructions for second activity:

📍 Get students to do the ‘perfect’ sign with their right hand

📍 Get students to do the ‘perfect’ sign with their right hand AND a ‘peace’ sign with their left hand

📍 Switch hands!

📍 Keep switching! It’s harder than it sounds!

 

We hope you enjoy doing these 10 minute tutor time activities with your students 😁

But before you go…STOP! ⛔

 

Would you like your faculty team to look like this? 👇

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If so, check out our full guide to Team Building Activities that we play in our Laughtercise Team Building Workshops For Teachers.

 

Planning a conference for teachers? Check out our resource of Energisers For Conferences.

 

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