ideas contributed by Danny Kreft
Danny writes: 'All you need is a set of flashcards on whatever you are teaching at the moment. Five pupils are given a flashcard each. The others shut their eyes, and put their thumb up. The five with the flashcards walk round and squeeze (gently!) the thumbs of one person each and return to the front. The five people whose thumbs were squeezed put their thumb down immediately (so no-one else touches them). They then stand up and try to guess who squeezed them by saying what is on that person's flashcard. If they guess right, they take that person's card for the next round.
Also try "Skywriting" a word that the children have learnt. This involves you writing the word "in the sky" with your finger facing them. You have to learn to write backwards so it appears forward to them!
Ever tried reverse Bingo? They all stand up and if you call any one of their numbers they have to sit down, because they're out of the game. Winner is the last one standing!'