Animated timers that you can put on the projector. Gives students a visual for the time they have remaining. Plus a fun surprise (noise cue) when time is up! :) Sometimes kids just need the visual rather than a timer on a desk.
STEM idea: One of the most popular challenges is the Spaghetti Tower (sometimes called Marshmallow Tower) challenge. It's actually a completely doable, fun way for your kids to experiment, collaborate, and problem solve. by nina
I don't know if thus would be too much of a distraction.Fun and funky classroom timer! This is candle timer. The candle will start diminishing as the time runs out, and then give out a chiming music at the end!