A short "Back to School" activity that incorporates a pre-write and final draft, following directions, cutting, gluing, and coloring.
These mobiles are a great way to assess what your students can do as they follow and complete the assignment. And hang them around the room when done for fun, colorful, student-centered decorations.
To extend the assignment, when complete, have students partner up, learn about each other and then share out to the class.
OR... the next day, share each mobile and see if the class can guess who is who.