Students love to PLAY video games, so why not let them CREATE their own video game (digital story)! This highly ENGAGING activity can be used for enrichment, RtI time, or as a classroom.
Free resources are available here: http://goo.gl/3S4gf
This file contains a set of teacher directions, as well as K-2 friendly student directions and rubric for evaluation of the activity.
This activity is also appropriate for grade 3-4 with no programming experience. The file is a .docx so that you can modify the rubric or worksheet to match various grade levels.