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.
Digging for dinosaurs snack! Layered graham crackers, oreos, pudding, etc. with plastic dinosaur "buried" inside. I have to use this idea for Dig Into Reading 2013 Summer Reading Club! Use Scooby Snack graham crackers instead of dino toy