This year, I have tried to use more manipulatives in my class. I always have a link to Quizlet with our vocabulary. Quizlet (http://quizlet.com) is a wonderful website for students to practice their vocabulary, and many students find it beneficial. I also found out that I could print out the vocabulary list as flashcards.
As a warm-up, I have students organize the vocabulary words into groups. I will have them group them by verbs, people, places, things etc. I have the students work in partners. While this activity is not overly active, it allows some movement. After we completed this once, I had a student ask to do this activity again. It is the perfect warm-up activity while I check homework.
As a warning, I do like to cut the words by myself. I am lucky to have small classes; however, you could ask the first period to cut the words.