I know other teachers that use this method for stations. Rather than making each kid his/her own copy when you know they will throw it out later, make enough for 5-10 kids to work on it at a time and then rotate stations. I’ve seen teachers use it to make worksheets more fun too because kids are already more engaged when they get to use the dry-erase marker. All of the sudden math facts, grammar, and balancing equations isn’t so bad!
Here are 2 games that I have learned from other teachers ( who would receive credit here if I remembered names!).
1. Ladder races: I play this game to teach conjugating verbs, but I guess it could be played with math problems, English parts of speech, or procedural events in science. Have students sit in rows of 3-6. Copy enough ladders for each team to have one and place in a plastic sheet protector. Give each student his/her own marker. Each student has to fill in a rung of the ladder and then pass it to the next person. The first team to hold their board up in the air with all the correct answers gets 2 points. Each team who is correct after that (within reasonable time limits) gets 1 point.
2. Plaza de toros (Bull pen) – Create a template (or purchase mine on Teachers Pay Teachers) with vocabulary terms and copy enough for students to play in pairs. Give each student a game board in a plastic page protector and a dry-erase marker. Call out a word or a definition (math teachers could call out a mental math problem and have them find the answer). The objective is to be the first player to touch the correct word. Whoever touches the correct word first gets to color it in or write his/her initials in it. I tell students to be fair judges, and if they tie, to each claim half the bull. Students must start with their hands up by their face before each term is called. Before the final term, they put their hands all the way up in the air! (I realize this document is in Spanish. Email me if you want an editable version to adapt for your class.)