Product search  
Like us on Google+
visit our facebook page

3 Minute Sand Timer

This product belongs to the following categories:
Simply Special Resources Catalogue - Time - Timers

Product code: B5143
Sand timers are ideal for helping young children develop an understanding of time and help with daily routines. Our sand timers are sturdy and durable with moulded end caps and thick wall surrounds. The three minute sand timer contains yellow sand.
  • Early concept of time
  • Aids concept of “finished”
Weight: 200g

Price: £10.41
£12.49 inc VAT
3 minute sandtimer

Play Ideas

Sand timers are an ideal way of representing time elapsing in a concrete and visual way. Our range of sand timers have been selected because they are large (16cm high) and simple as well as being very very robust and therefore particularly appropriate for young children.

There are many ways a sand timer can be incorporated into daily activities to help to mark short periods of time or to set a time limit and generally reinforce the fact that an activity is now "finished"


-          Allow your child to watch a video – only until the sand runs through!

-          It will be time to leave home and go to school when the sand runs through

-          It will be time to get IN to the bath when the sand runs through   OR

-          It will be time to get OUT of the bath when the sand runs through

-          It will be time to finish with the puzzle and move on to look at the book when the sand runs through

-          It will be time to wash hands and have tea when the sand runs through


The 3 minute timer is appropriate for children who understand that they need to wait or can carry on with an activity for a bit longer but need some reassurance as to when they must finish. 1 minute sand timers and 5 minute sand timers are also available.  


I am sure everyone will have their own uses for these timers – so please do let me know of any that have been particularly effective.

Other customers who bought the three minute sandtimer have also bought the following sandtimers:

One minute sandtimer (green)
Two minute sandtimer (pink)
Five minute sandtimer (blue)
Ten minute sandtimer (orange) or a
Fifteen minute sandtimer (purple)



Printer friendly version