The period dedicated for games should consist of physical activities as well as some mental games. After all, games help the children in their overall development. Games develop team-playing skills as also leadership skills in kids.
They develop a skill of collective thinking and strategic planning and improve levels of concentration. Teachers need to devise some entertaining as well as educative games for the students.
After your announcement, the children try to get through the line of the snakes without getting trapped. The kids who are trapped by the snakes have to join the snakes' team. The one who remains free till all the others are trapped, is the winner. This game develops alertness and strategic planning skills in children.
The team that answers most of the questions correctly is the winner. You can bring variation to this game by introducing a few general knowledge questions or riddles in the questionnaire. This game is sure to help the school kids with their academics.
Another interesting game could be what is known as 'Red light-Green light'. In this game, one student becomes the stoplight while the others stand at a sufficient distance from him/her. The stoplight turns away from the other kids and says "green light".
At any moment after this order, the stoplight can say, "Red light" after which he/she turns towards the kids. During the time between the stoplight saying "green light" and "red light", the other children have to try to touch the stoplight. Anyone found moving after the stoplight says, "red light" is out of the game.
Image tracking games that involve an accurate judgment in clicking a moving object, or similar such games can be played in school.
Vocabulary games make one of the best options for games to play in school. One of the exciting word games is that of building words from scrambled letters. Another game could be that of spotting the spelling mistake in a given word.
A game known as 'Hangman' is played by giving a clue about the meaning of a word to the kids and telling them the number of letters in the words. In a certain fixed number of chances, the kids need to guess the right word.
There can be many such games to play in school. Remember to devise games that are interesting as well as educative. Games in school serve as the best means to develop certain basic skills in children while also providing them with fun and excitement. So, get going!