Instead of lamenting on the worst first day of school I have had in 27 years of first days of school (since I was four). I am going to offer you a post copied wholesale from my pal Barrie over at One Switch.
JUNGLE interactive is one of a number of free on-line art activities from NGAkids. These can work well for artists using a single switch with a little help. In fact, there's even an "Auto Jungle" button, which you can click on to create an instant jungle. Good creative fun, if a little slow to load initially.