I agree with the sentiment: That is a lot of verbs to cover. I suspect that much of your classes would have been dominated by drilling and writing exercises, but not real application of the material.
I completely agree with Eric on TPR. It's a good tool to reinforce language. You might also try using the words you're teaching in pre-written dialogues, along with gestures and emotions (which you've written as cues). This adds realism and context to the vocabulary, making it much more memorable.
A couple of weeks ago I went to a presentation on role-plays. The presenter does a lot of role-plays in his classes, filming final projects of skits written by his students. You could also try this approach, perhaps as a term project. It would give the students a great chance to use the words they've learned, incorporate some other ideas and vocabulary, and basically be a lot of fun.