Students stand in a circle and go around it counting 1,2 or 3 numbers at a time. Whoever says 13 is out. There are many variations. With Kindergarten I have them say only one number until about December. Then they can say 1,2 or 3 numbers at a time. With the second graders on up, they can count 1,2 or 3 numbers at a time but they can´t repeat the same number of digits the person before them said.
2. Heads up, seven up.
Only with fifth grade I have seven students. I usually have four. Instead of saying the students´names when guessing, I have them hold a vocab card or we use one of the colors they are wearing.
3. Four corners
To practice vocab I put four vocab words in four walls of the room. When music plays, the students dance around. I count 3,2,1, and on cero I stop the music. All students must be near a picture or they are out. I have a second set of cards with the four vocab words in my hand. Then I draw a card. Whoever is in that corner sits in the middle of the room. The last student standing will call the words on the next game.
4. Soft, Loud
I love this game to practice hard to pronounce words especially. We choose a vocab card and a student to go outside. Then, we hide the card somewhere in the room. When the student comes back we guide him-her to the card by getting louder as he-she gets closer.
5. Cake walk
To practice colors with the little ones. Or it can be used with numbers or any other vocab. Put cards on the ground with the vocab word. Play music and students walk around. When the music stops, make sure everyone is on a vocab card and call one. The winner (s) can get a sticker if you want.