Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Wholeheartedly recommended in the recent Steer report, this TV favourite embraces the multiple choice format and lets teachers indulge their urges to say: "Is that your final answer?"
Use a pot and a book of lottery tickets and draw a ticket at the end of the lesson. The winner gets a night off. Raise the stakes by asking pupils to pay.
I'm a celebrity, get me teaching here
Pick a well-known face and ask the class to imagine how that person might conduct a lesson. So David Beckham might arrange the desks in a four four two formation, for example.
A gentler take on arm wrestling, the winner is the person who can hold the other's thumb down for more than three seconds.
Feel a friend
Introduce massage at the end of every lesson by asking pupils to stand in a line and massage the person in front of them.
Ideas inspired by Rocket up Your Class by Dave Keeling.