Have the students draw a picture of themselves in the middle circle. Then they can color the pictures in each favorite box and anywhere else where they can add color. Next, they will cut the two sides and bottom lines of the box to make a flap. Do this to each box. They may need help with this step. Next, the teacher can either staple page 1 and page 2 together of have the students put a dot of glue in each of the 4 corners so page 1 and page 2 are together. When they lift the flap up, they will draw a picture of what their favorite thing is for that box.
This is a great activity for the beginning of the year and a get to know you activity for the students which can be displayed in the hallway!
Have the students fill out the balloons with pictures and/or words. Color the balloons with the empty spaces also. Cut out both balloons. Have the students fold their first balloon on the dotted. Glue the first balloon onto the other balloon on the backside of the dotted line and the basket of the balloon. There is an extra set of balloons to use as needed. Attach yarn or string to the back of the balloon and hang up to display.