Yes! You get to know your students, and they get to know each other.
Not just their experiences and preferences, but also their accomplishments, hopes, and dreams.
I love to see how this back to school icebreaker evolves. You can do the very same activity twice, at the start of the school year and at the end, and see how the kids have changed.
I hope that you, dear teacher, make a lovely back-to-school motivational craft box, too. And watch your self shift by the end of the school year.