Speaking of games, I realized that I’ve never posted my classes’ all-time favorite: El bebé malo (bad baby), introduced to me by Bryce Hedstrom (well, his website anyway!). You can read the directions on his website; no need to double write them here!
In my class, we alway hide the smallest doll in my Russian Doll set: it’s about an inch tall and a half-inch in diameter. That means that it fits anywhere! My all-time favorite hiding place was inside a plastic baggie that was hidden inside a student’s mouth: yes, that happened.
This game is probably best played when the teachers on either side of you have free periods, because the counting gets LOUD! Remind your classes to start VERY quietly, and to increase their volume in the most minute increments possible. I always post the numbers on the board so that students can read along with them as we count, since it’s hard to focus on the numbers and the action at the same time.