I have found that BINGO is a great way to get students engaged. This is an elements BINGO game. Students cut out the elements and glue them randomly on to their board. It works best if you time this process so that students don't take forever cutting and gluing.
To play simply cut out an extra set of the elements from the BINGO worksheet and draw an element for each turn. I usually call out different aspects on the element square so that the students have to think and therefore master how to read the squares on the periodic table. For example if I pulled carbon I might say "This element has 6 protons." The winner wins by having 5 elements in a row.