Great watercolor study - have them practice different watercolor techniques, cut it out and arrange it, then cut words out of magazines
Students must find 20 adjectives that describe themselves.--Good first day of school activity to get to know students
similes and metaphors flap book. Kids loved making it and it creates a great understanding of the difference between similes and metaphors.
Just Dance Kids videos: Anytime I notice that they need a quick break, I tell them we are going to "get our sillies out" and they get so excited. It takes less than two minutes to complete the video, but it makes such a difference in their attentiveness and focus after that. Oh, and did I mention that it's fun?!?