I'm onto the final few revision lessons and mostly the students just want to sit on their own and revise so I try and mix it up with lots of different little activities so those who can't just sit and revise get some input too, and those who think rewriting all their notes onto little cards is revising also get something more active.
Here are some of the things I or my partner teacher have done (mostly stolen from pinterest or other brilliant teachers):
Revision clocks - a clock face in the middle of an A3 sheet, draw lines out from every 5 minutes to divide up the sheet and write a question under the line that should take about 5 minutes to answer (or draw lines from different points for different lengths). We have blank ones for students to make their own using questions from the textbook.
Organised chaos - write/print simple questions on paper (I do it to cover a whole topic, so general things, but you can be more specific or get students to write their own), give one to every student. If they can, they say the answer outloud to the person next to them, if they're not sure, they look it up, then screw the paper up and throw it, either into the middle or to another student. Repeat. It doesn't matter if they get the same question a few times. Great end to the lesson.
Guess who/what? - there are templates online, get students to make them for homework (they have to print, cut and write in theorists/researchers/key terms), bring them in and play.
The corner game - not sure why, but my students love this. I use the multiple choice questions in the green-haired girl book. There are 4 team captains, each stands in a corner and take it in turn to answer a question. If they get it right, they pick someone to join them, if they get it wrong, the next team gets the question, once all the class are in a team, captains can 'steal' from other teams.
My students are also fans of min-whiteboard quizzes, writing essay plans on the table (board pen wipes off with baby wipes), testing each other using flashcards and there is always a lot of laughter when I attempt pictionary on the whiteboard.
I follow most of these things up by handing out post-it notes where they write down what they struggled with. Sometimes I collect them in (especially early on, so that I can do a quick recap on things), sometimes I just go round and have a quick look to see if there's anything that comes up a lot.
I try to do different games for different topics, so they don't get too bored, but sometimes if they really like something (e.g. revision clocks) I don't mind giving them the resources to do their own if they want to.
I'd love to hear anyone else's revision activities.