Every student is a piece in your classroom puzzle. Use this template for each student to decorate and cut out a puzzle piece. Glue the pieces together on a poster board to hang in the classroom to remind students they all have a place and fit in.
Basically, you make the quiet critters with a pom-pom, heart-shaped foam piece (for the feet) and mini wiggle eyes. I tell my students that my "quiet critters" need a friend to take care of them, but they only can survive/like QUIET friends.