Here's a fun activity you could use to begin class or anytime you choose-for any grade level!
Begin by drawing a "Droodle" on the board and asking the class what it represents to them. For example, you can draw a triangle and turn it into a clown's hat. Or the same triangle can be part of a sun's rays, etc.
This handout activity definitely engages students of all ages as they draw an image they visualize for each symbol. Challenge: some students are able to connect all the symbols to form a scene!