I know your students will love this...My son practically went nuts while I was creating this, "I wish my teachers were as cool as you Mom!" And I didn't even pay him to say that!
All kidding aside, your students will enjoy creating an all about them craftivity such as this for Back-to-School. It simply is a printable with directions for them to create a video game player and it gives them suggestions to think about such as their personality traits, favorites, etc.. While making this, I thought of other ways to use this: you could suggest that students make a book character's video game player based on their traits, or they could interview partners and based on their questions/responses they could make what they think their partner's favorite game player would look like. This gets kids of all ages involved and utilizes art in the process. You could even add these to a bulletin board for open house and most likely some of the dad's would even like you more too!