This PDF is an activity that you could use in the beginning of the year to get to know your students as well as learn a bit about what they remember about nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
The activity has them create a collage of adjectives that best describe them, nouns that they love, and verbs that they do well. It also requires them to add three pictures and put a hidden message in their collage. I have also included an example for added clarification.
It is a lot of fun to have the students share their collages and get to know them! I have the students keep journals, and I use these collages to decorate their notebook covers. I hope you find it useful!