Here's a simple game you can play inside on a rainy day.
Start by having students point toward north.
Think about the direction north. Imagine that I asked you to point north. Think about the direction in which you would point. Well, get ready. When I say "north," point your finger north. Ready.......North.
After they've demonstrated their level of spatial relations, indicate which way north actually is. If you're playing in your classroom, you should try to indentify a wall or corner of your room. Then point out and identify the other three directions.
HOW TO PLAY:
Suggestion: As the game progresses and fewer and fewer students are "hiding," you will come upon a situation wherein the navigator calls out a direction and no one is standing there. When this happens we usually allow the navigator to keep calling a direction until he "finds" someone.
Bonus: You can also play this same game using a 4-color overhead spinner.
Little Known Fact: I used to play this game with the kids in my Sunday School class. Instead of the directions, though, we identified the four different areas as Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.