So after a week of hard work (or during indoor recess) I try to incorporate games that don't involve my students staring at a computer screen.
Instead I created a really inexpensive floor game that has become a huge hit in my classroom.
The project was SUPER easy and cost me pennies.
I used a $1 tablecloth from the Dollar Store (which I cut to size) and made the pieces out of construction paper. After a little measuring and a lot of cutting we had a great life size checkers game, which got kids moving and away from their computers.
The project was fun and easy, so much so, I allowed my students to make the next game. They decided to go with Tic Tac Toe. Before the actual construction of the game, I had the students come up with a plan and then discuss and delegate the execution. The children had a blast making it and had even more fun taking turns playing.
What was great was how much pride they took in their work; it was really awesome to see.
At the end of our brain break time or recess, I have the children fold up the tablecloths and place all the pieces in a gallon size ziploc bag for easy storage.
Let me know if you try this idea out in your classroom.