Pinner writes: I've used feely boxes for years, primarily as a hook to introduce new lessons. I like the simplicity of these. I also like the idea of using a number of them to introduce textures, shapes, etc.
Mirrors at the art table: Mirror- Drawing center for self-portraits. i compiled it into a book at the end of the year and titled it watch me grow with a pic of the kid from the first day and the last week.