My 2nd graders have been exploring their identity. First we created a self-portrait with a 'bad case of stripes' and now they have completed their secret identity masks. Anytime they need to transform into their amazing super hero self, they just put the mask on and save the world.
I recently discovered the book "Leaf Man" by Lois Elhert and it was inspiring. I collected natural materials from my backyard and allowed the kids to compose their own leaf man using those materials. It was a 'cute' project.