Do you get distracted by your students and forget to take attendance?
I usually remember, unless the kids are super excited about a field trip or a holiday party like Valentine's Day!
Put this on their desks and tell them you want to see who can neatly color the most hearts before you finish taking attendance.
THEN once you are done taking attendance, you can declare a winner.
Allow them more time to color while kids turn in their valentine cards, bring you gifts, or whatever else you need to get done in 5 minutes on Valentine's day