One of the most downloaded and commented on activities of all of my posted activities was an old post about a 4th grade YICA based game built around the “directions” unit. In the YICA directions unit, they want the kids to actually navigate each other around a room, play acting taxis. But, it sucks. They never want to do it. So, I subbed a board game.
This very simple activity is great for any level, but this particular version is part of the first lesson grouping of the year for 4th graders per the YICA curriculum. Kids gather information about their classmates likes, and then you, the teacher, quiz them on how well they know each other!