LOVE!!!! Give each person a puzzle piece to decorate... keeping the edges intact so it can be re-assembled. Use for a lesson in acceptance... how each individual piece is beautiful on its own. But what a masterpiece you get when you put them all together! Beginning of the year for team building!
I Can . . . After working with kids with emotional disabilities and the MANY battles because one of my littles did not think he or she could do something, I love this idea. Documenting things they CAN do. It might even be cool to have an exercise where they document each week things they have learned and things they CAN do. Put them all in a notebook to look back at together and see the long list of things they can do and have learned!