Quiet critters: In times of quite needed, pass out quiet critters. Take away from those caught talking. At the end of the activity, anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, or whatever system used.
Julia Donaldson's Gruffalo is a story with lots of humor, cool rhymes and text. It is a great story to act out with funny voices. Check out these DIY: Wooden spoon Gruffalo puppets. How cute and easy for small hands to use!