I've redone my Open House documents and thought I'd share! Here are a few things I do on our school's Open House night (usually several weeks into the school year):
Raffle - I usually run to Dollar Tree and create a goodie basket of school supplies, fun erasers, etc. for a student to win. I leave the prize sitting on my desk all day for the kids to ogle at! When parents attend Open House, they enter their child into the drawing. I honestly think this helps with attendance because the students beg their parents to come so that they can be entered into the drawing! Sneaky, I know. ;) The following day, I do the drawing in class.
Poem/Letter to Parents - I found a poem online a few years ago that I have my students copy on a writing template. They leave this poem on their desks for their parents to see. I lay an envelope and stationary on the students' desks so parents can write a note back to them.
Mystery Students - My students create portraits of themselves and fill out a clue card to hang beneath it. Parents then try to guess which picture is their child!
Reading Survival Kit - I put together "Reading Survival" baggies for families to take home!
Click on the image below to download my Open House Packet with these activities!