One of my favorites is Jedi Mind Numbers. On a hot day such as today, students practice patience, teamwork, and counting as they attempt to count to a defined number (usually 10). The catch is that all eyes have to be closed and only one person can say the number at a time. You'd be surprised how much of a challenge is, and how busy it keeps them when the classroom, car, or bus are too hot for movement! Also check out these Rainy Day / Indoor Game videos on how to keep busy!
EveryDay Math incorporates tons of games into its lessons, which can be photocopied or played online during a Game Center literacy station. Spelling and vocabulary words can be turned into word searches and puzzles (Shrock Guide), flashcards (Spelling City), or games either by students or me. My students also love Sparkle, which can also be played in a car or on a bus. The Guess Who board game or question game (see video below) are also great.
Check these sites out... you (or your children, depending on computer access and ability) can create your own Jeopardy games, Who Wants to be A Millionaire, Big Wheel, etc.
How to Purchase Everybody Wins: A teachers guide to customizing games for any curriculum Dr. Jeff Ertzberger UNC Wilmington
Click the Game Board to Play Interactive Boggle
Click the Game Board to Play Scrabble