I know, I know Christmas is over! :) However, I am just going through pics now due to technical difficulties.
I came across this very simple book that gave me a very challenging idea:
It's a book of different trees decorated for different animals/people. So the horse's tree has carrots. the cat's tree has fish, etc. I wanted them to show what a tree for a specific character would look like.
Originally, I had them fold the paper to give them 4 squares and gave them characters from the Wizard of Oz (which we had just finished reading) to decorate a tree for. That proved to be too difficult. So I changed it mid-way through and asked them just to design a tree for me. What would Miss Trayers' tree, the teacher's tree look like?
This is what some of them came up with:
This is a wheelchair tree.
A tree decorated with paper.
Various things including a pencil and pencil sharpener.
A glue stick tree.