For the first day of school, I make these little puzzles for the kids to do when they get to their desks. I got these at Oriental Trading. They come whole and white. I just used Mr. Sketch markers to color a design. Some years I have used Sharpies too. Next, I break each one apart and put each one in an envelope with the student's name on it and put it at their desk.This is a good icebreaker too as most all kids love puzzles. As you can see, they are all different. I always hear students asking table mates, " What does yours say?"
So you can see that it does not take too much time to do this and it' s inexpensive as well.