I play 'Beat the Teacher' - hold your hand in the air, five fingers up. Say "Five, four..." while you put two fingers down, continue to count down silently, by the time you get to zero the whole class should be silent. If I get to zero and they're not, I get a point. If they beat me, they get a point. At our school we run a system where teamwork earns the class a token (which can be traded for rewards), so at the end of the week the winner (me or them) gets a reward - token for them, a pat on the back for me.
Some extra things - I teach grade 6 (12 year olds). When I first introduce this we discuss how to quieten down - eg: if you see/hear me starting to count, how do you get others to be quiet without calling out?; no name and shame if there is one person who is still talking after I finish counting). I vary how loudly and how quickly I count down, depending on how many kids I've got/how loud they are/what type of work they're doing - however, I've done this successfully over a week-long camp with over 100 kids.
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