So I have to go back to school on Monday (that's only 5 DAYS away!!). I have been trying to think of all the fun things we do on the first 2 days (1/2 days actually). It's been so long I am having a hard time to remember them all.
Don't worry I did remember one great activity! Each year during the first 2 days we make a coloring book! I have the kids use their black marker to draw a picture on a plain piece of typing paper. The only rule is that they can't color it in. They love this because A) they get to use markers B) they get to draw ANYTHING they want! I do show them some samples, I normally make a page or two for the book.
When they finish I make a cute little cover, send it to central copy and have them make and bind a copy for each kid.
We used ours all year last year. They kept it in their desk and pulled it out during fun time or inside recess, and when we had a bit of extra time during the year.