For Cinco de Mayo in Kdg. - Plastic egg maracas - plastic easter eggs, fill them with what you want (candy, beans, etc.) 2 plastic spoons, wrap in colorful duct tape or plain masking tape and hand decorate.
Opinion sentence starters- I would create a chart displaying these sentence starters for opinion writing pieces, then refer to these when modeling how to write an opinion piece. Students could use these to start their opinion writing piece.