Name Puzzles. Do each kid's name in a different color and keep 5 or 6 names in an envelope. (This would be good for kids learning the names of the other kids in their reading group). Can also add a picture to it. OR can use for weekly spelling words
in a Nutshell" bag. Consider using it as the student of the week sharing bag, Challenges students to find items to place in the bag that will tells things that others may/do not already know about them! Could be a fun icebreaker activity.