time capsule in a tube: Chdn traced their hands, drew a self-portrait, filled in a list of favorites, and thought of three things they want to learn about. We also cut a string to mark each of their heights.
Back to school idea - "We're looking back on summer, this is what we see!" Have students draw pictures of things they have done over summer break in sunglasses. You could also do it for things students are looking forward to this year.