Before I started teaching in my current district I was a a substitute in a different district. Even though I had spent a good time with the kids in the class I subbed in, I hated when the plans ran short or when there was an odd few minutes. I have put together a few simple games that require very few materials (if any) to fill the time. Some are just for fun and can be a reward and others can be academic.
The three activities in the packet are
Silent Ball- This game is a great way to end the day as a reward or spend a rainy day recess. Both boys and girls love it! The only material needed is a soft Nerf or squishy ball. I used one of those stress balls that was shaped like an apple.
Four Corners- Classic game with an academic twist
Guess My Magic Number- This is a math game that kids love and develops number sense! Win-win situation!