I use Rachael Ray's Garbage Bowl when I cook. Great idea for the class, too! Whenever the class is doing a cutting activity, put a "garbage bowl" on the table. It collects paper scraps and eliminates paper on the floor.
I would try as countdown to school, birthday or an advent cal. Question of the Day Calendar.small paper cups, a backboard to hold them, and numbered pieces of tissue paper to cover them. Could do a writing prompt for each day.
Yes/No spoons! Cheap and easy way to let every student actively participate in a lesson : ) a great way to assess and check for understanding for my evaluations. One side could be painted red and the other green so it would be easier to see.