This game is called “train wreck.” You have two lines of people in chairs, when you yell train wreck, they get up and run to the other side and try to get a seat. Each time take out a chair so there is one less chair than people. Kind of like musical chairs but with …
Shoulders, knees, CUP! Students try to be the first one to grab the cup after listening to a series of commands. Have them break in to pairs facing a cup, then shout Head, Toes, Elbows, Toes, Ears, Hair (really anything will work) and then CUP! The first person to grab the cup moves on, finds a new partner, and the losers sit down. Last person standing wins!
#cupsanddowns is a game where one team tries to turn all the cups upside down and the other team tries to turn them right side up. At the end of the time, whoever has the most their way wins. Simple, inexpensive game that could bring a lot of energy.
Relay Race Tic Tac Toe. You only have 3 items per team (there is never a cats game), so after the 1st three people go, the next people go and move one of their items to a new place. Lots of creative ways to switch this up (create obstacles, 3 legged races, crab walk over to it, etc)