New Years Idea: Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.
Thumbprint Self-Portrait. The kids make this based on their actual thumbprint and write a narrative about themselves. how old you are, things you like and don't like, your hopes and dreams for the future. LOVE this for the beginning of school!
Letting Go of Worries: Imagine that there is a tree called the Hug Me Tree.Draw or write about any worries you might have and stick them on the branches. You can use the Hug Me tree at night to leave your worries behind before you go to sleep.