Fingerprint poetry is a great way to start a poetry unit or the beginning of the year. High school or middle school students can really express their individuality. Could blow up a photocopy of the child's finger print and use the lines as guides.
"Musical Painting" - With music playing, students stamp colored circles onto a black background; each time the music stops, they take their paper to a different station and use new lids/colors. **what do you think Liz?