At the beginning of the "school" year (get it, ha ha 😉) it is best to do projects that connect the kids faces to their names.
I like the idea of these fish shapes being the border of the names. The spaces in between are where you fill in with design, doodles or zentangles.
For zentangle ideas, YouTube has videos you can run through during class to continually inspire students.
Where I got inspired;
Patterned Name fish from here...
4th grade entangle fish from here;
More Ideas like this can be found swimming all over Arsonia and Pinterest!