While sitting at our morning meeting, students pass a koosh ball around the circle. When their turn comes, they throw the ball in the air and clap once before trying to catch it again. If it drops they are out. Each round we increased the number of claps before attempting to catch it again.
The students were asked to list 3 things about themselves that others may not know about them. They then crumpled the paper up and threw it around the room as I yelled "snowball fight". Next they picked up a piece of paper that was near them and tried to find its owner by rephrasing the sentences as questions.
Coconut, Palm tree, Volcano, King/Queen
Similar to rock, paper, scissors (RPS) students start faced off as coconuts (hands around knees waddling on the floor) and place a game of RPS. The winner becomes a palm tree (hands waving above head) and the loser remains a coconut. Each player then tries to find a similar student and plays RPS again, trying to work their way up past volcano (hands erupting) to become a King/Queen (one hand behind back, other fist in the air signifying their power).
Zip Zap Zoom
One student stands in the middle of the circle. He/she approaches a student on the outer circle and says "Zip", "Zap", or "Zoom". And the selected student must respond before the middle person counts to 15 with the their name, or the persons name next to them using the following rule:
Zip = person to right
Zap = person to left
Zoom = their name