The All About Me bags are my favorite back-to-school activity. My students loved it as well. I've used them with fourth and fifth graders, but they can also be used with other grades.
Students simply fill a lunch sack with items that represent themselves and "show and tell" the items, introducing themselves to their classmates.
Teachers begin by filling their own bag and introducing themselves to their students. Then they explain that the first homework assignment of the year is for them to do the same.
This product includes tags that can be printed and attached to paper lunch sacks. Each tag includes a short description of the assignment and a place to write the due date.