Lynn G, Robins, Until Seventy Times Seven).
At piano lessons this month I'm using a quick egg hunt to start off lesson. A few eggs are hidden around the room with a challenge paper topic and treat in each one. Students race to find an egg, complete the challenge inside, eat the treat and repeat until the first 5 minutes of lessons are up. I make the topic of the challenge pretty general and then match the activity to the current level and needs of the student.
A few sample challenges include:
Expert Ear Training- Chord Changes, Melodic Dictation
Theory Sleuth - One Minute Challenges (Scale Patterns, Notenaming, Quizlet Terms)
Sightreading Superstar or Rhythm Rocker (Piano Teaching Binder)
One Minute Club (Notes in the Fast Lane)
Minute to Win it Challenges