Everyone gets a square with a quarter circle, this is the end result- could be a good ice breaker beginning of year activity. Each student decorates the square and includes their name. Nice way to decorate the bulletin boards in the beginning of the year!
Use clear plastic plates to make a "snow globe" winter scene. The teacher had kids write about "if I were in a snow globe." but I think I'd do a writing exercise more like "What I like about winter." or "What I would do in the snow.