For attendance? A quick get to know you/math (counting and graphing) activity. Later in the year students can generate the questions and write them. Place on light colored paper, laminate, and questions can be added with white board marker.
Shaving foam and powder paint mixing and mark making. This is another good example of AFFINITY SPACE and it has all the facets of triggering curiosity- Empowering Pedagogy for Early Childhood Educators
Help children to develop good writing skills with this fun feather writing activity, use real or fake feather sand write in the salt or sand tray with shapes that make letters or letters that they knew then erase them and start again.