Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper. They do not write their names on the paper. Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight. At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it. Would be great at the beginning of the year!
They were to write down 20 "things" they liked about themselves inside a drawing of a head Around the outside of the head their classmates wrote things they like about that person. They were asked to put their initals next to what they wrote and not to repeat. The artwork was so powerful.