These hourglass timers are perfect for kids who need visual reminders rather than auditory (such as our timer cubes that beep when done). Different colored fine sea sand flows through the hourglass, which is protected within a plastic cylinder, to let us know how much time has passed. The pack contains 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, and 30 minute timers. You can use them in conjunction or separately. We like to use the 3-minute one for putting toothpaste on the brush and brushing teeth. For homework, we put on 15 and 30 minutes so we know when half of a page of homework should be done (but of course, that always depends) or the 5-minute one for a stretch break while working on a project. For morning prep, kids can put on the 1, 3, and 5, to see how fast they can get dressed. The uses are limitless for kids across the kid-spectrum as well as parents and adults who are time-challenged. Hopefully you'll find them as helpful as we have.
The cylinder is made of strong PVC, the hourglass is borosilicate glass. Height 13cm, diameter 6cm. Colors vary and time is not 100% accurate.