1-2-3 Come Do Some Money-Related 100-Day Activities With Me
Because Presidents' Day is in February, and presidents are often featured on our currency, I taught a themed-unit on money at this time. Identifying coins and knowing their values, was a Y5 report card standard.
Our 100-Day also fell in February, so I liked to give my students some 100-Day coin ativities, to practice and reinforce the monetary concepts I was trying to teach them.
With that in mind, I just completed a "Making Cents On 100 Day" packet. (Play on the word sense intended.) There's a fun variety of different activities included.
I revamped my Y5's personal favorite, which was "earning" 100 dollar bills with their picture on them.
As a motivational incentive, I showed them the play money I had run off on light green paper. I've included a template in the Making Cents packet, so you can make some for your kiddo's too. Trust me, they will get very excited over this!
My Y5's earned bills through out the day for completing tasks, winning/participating in timed-tasks etc. At the end of the day, students could trade one of their bills for one of their friends.
Hopefully they had earned enough of their own, to collect one from each classmate. I never had a child who hadn't earned enough, as my Y5's really enjoyed our 100-Day activities. Everyone stayed focused and on-task.
I also scattered a class set, on our 100-Day bulletin board that said: You Can Bank On Mrs. Henderson's Y5's Being 100 Days Smarter! I made some bills with my own photograph as well. Children could add a cover and staple their bills into a little booklet if they wanted to. Some preferred to take them home loose.
They could also earn a 100 Dollar Bill bookmark. Challenge students to earn 10 different stickers throughout the day, that they can put on the back of their "Ben Bill" and then count by 10's to 100.
Besides these items, the packet also includes a variety of interesting worksheets, where students trace and write the coin words, tell their values, and figure out an assortment of "how many?" problems.
Children get some scissor fine-motor practice in, by cutting and gluing the matching pictures to the appropriate pages.
There are also several worksheets for skip counting the coins, as well as measuring stacks and lines of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.
Finally, there's a 100-Day writing prompt included in the packet as well.
On the one-hundred dollar bill worksheet, students complete the prompt: "If I had 100, one-hundred dollar bills, I would have _______________ dollars! If I had that much money I would . . ." and ends with: How many one-hundred dollar bills would you need to make 100,000 dollars?
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"We've all been counting one-by-one; Hurrah! Hurrah! We've all been counting, oh what fun; Hurray! Hurrah!
We've all been counting one-by-one, and now 100 days are done, so we all go marching up, and down, and all around.
Boom, boom, boom."
These are some different and interesting writing, counting and measuring activities, for your 100-Day celebration, that involve money.
Challenge your students to think about how they might look if they live to be 100. Have them draw a self-portrait or use an aging app to create a photograph. Suggestions and links for apps are included, as well as templates for an "Oldie 100-Day Pennant Banner."
"Reinforce" the 100 number, with this reinforcement hole 100 Day banner. Great fine motor practice too.
Three "counting" crowns for 100 Day. Look closely at the pictures and you will see how students made 20 groups of 5 on the 100 Day Rocks! crown, as well as 10 groups of 10 on the heart crown. The crown with the circle "jewels" on it, has 104 circles and includes a guess-timation activity.
A coloring page for 100 Day, was requested for preschool children to work on as a whole-group activity. You can have older students put groups of 5 or 10 inside the number. i.e. five X's, 5 smilie stickers, 5 dots, 5 stars etc. adding items 'til they have 100 things.
1-2-3 Come Do Some More "Fun-tastic" 100 Day Activities With Me
Terri teaches 3-year-old preschool in Oklahoma, and asked if I could make a 100 Day coloring page for her kiddo's. I put two on a page to conserve paper. Older students could fill up the numbers with groups of 5 or 10 things to add up to 100. (Dots, X's, stickers, etc.) Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day coloring page.
Carleen, in Illinois, requested an easy 100 Day crown for her kinders. If you didn't see the 100 Day crown that incorporated 100 shapes (click on the link to grab it.) In the 100-Day Crown packet, I've included 3 simpler crowns.
Since quite a few people celebrate 100 Day in February, I designed a heart-shaped crown. Run off on a variety of colors of construction paper. Students trim. Using 10 different colored markers, children make 10 groups of 10 dots, inside the 100 number; trim and glue to the center of the heart.
Staple the heart to a sentence strip or bulletin board boarder to make an easy 100 Day crown. If your kiddo's are in PK, you can skip the counting by 10's to 100 dot portion, and simply have them color the number.
100 Rocks! is another easy crown to make. Since it has 5 balls on the top of the points, have students make twenty groups of 5 dots inside the crown, and then skip count to 100 by 5's. I grouped my dots to look like the 5 on a dice pattern. Run off on construction paper, trim and glue or staple to a paper headband.
My personal favorite, is the "circle-jeweled" crown. There are 104 circles on the crown. I purposely did not make 100, as I discovered that no matter what "guessing" activity I gave my Y5's, they were always guessing the number 100, simply because it was 100 Day.
I've included a guess-timation page, where students write down how many circles they think are on the crown and then compare their answer to the correct one. This is a nice review of the math terms greater than, less than and equal to.
Buy a pack of 475 Avery mini-colored dot-stickers for less than $2, and have your kiddo's get some fine motor practice in, while they peel and press the dots on the circles of their crown. Flat-backed rhinestones are also fun, and add that finishing touch. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day Crown packet.
Since the back-to-school banners were so popular this fall, I decided to dream up 2 for your 100 Day celebration. One of the "craftivities" that my Y5's really enjoyed doing, was drawing a picture of how they would look if they lived to be 100.
Before hand, we discussed how a person ages, and things that were typical of the aging process. i.e. hair turning gray and white, wrinkles, sagging skin, the need to wear glasses etc. I reminded them of what "granny" had looked like the day before.
On the 99th Day of school, my 100-year-old granny came to school and read them a few 100 Day books.
This was really me dressed up to the hilt to look like an old woman for story time. Click on the link to check out the details of this fun activity.
After our aging discussion, I gave my kiddo's a construction paper oval and they drew in their details. When they were done, they ran their portrait through the "cruncher muncher."
This is a roller tool that crinkles paper to look like corrugated cardboard. The result was a nice "wrinkled" appearance which you can see in the sample photo. The completed pictures made an adorable 100 Day bulletin board.
This year I thought it would be fun to make the self-portraits smaller and have students draw themselves inside an oval. When they are done, they choose a colored pennant and glue their photo in place.
Punch holes on either side of the pennants and tie together with yarn. Hang as a border on a hallway wall, or suspend from your ceiling.
I've included templates for the first and last pennants, as well as one for the boys, plus one for the girls. Make sure to make one of yourself. Click on the link to view/download the Oldies One Hundred Day Banner.
If you're a tech type of person, you may want to download an aging app. After over an hour of research, I found that the 2 best apps that will age a photo, are Oldify and Aging Booth. Both have been given 4 to 5 stars depending on the review page you're on; and both cost .99 cents.
Since there were more positive reviews about Oldify, I downloaded that. It has the added bonus of being able to record your voice. The eyes blink, the mouth moves and your photo appears a bit "real".
Make sure you "play" around with whatever you decide, as I didn't find Oldify all that easy to figure out. You can always Google the app on YouTube, as I did find several tutorials over there.
There are quite a few free "age me" apps, but "you get what you pay for" seems to ring pretty true here. Instead of, or in addition to, having students draw themselves at the ripe old age of 100, you can take a head shot of each of your students, age them with the app and then print them off.
I'm sure they'll find this loads of fun. If you have a Smart Board, you could demonstrate the process and then have students create their own. These would look awesome on the Oldies Banner.
A simpler banner, involves reinforcement holes. Since they are pretty inexpensive, (you can buy a pack of 924 for less than $2) I liked to use them quite a bit with my Y5's. Peeling and pressing them on something, was great fine motor skill practice.
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"We'll start our day with a great big grin; because our 100 Day celebration, is about to begin!"
1-2-3 Come Put Together Some 100-Day Puzzles With Me
It's been a busy day, so I only had time to design a special request. Audra, from Pennsylvania, as well as Kimberly from Arizona, asked if I could make some 10-piece number puzzles to help their Y5's and K's celebrate 100-Day. Both teachers plan to use them as a whole-group activity.
These puzzles help students learn to count backwards from 10 to 0, forwards from 1-10, or skip count by 10's to 100.
Since these are for a 100 Day celebration, I decided to make 7 of the 9 puzzles with numbers that skip count to 100 by 10's.
You can laminate and use the puzzles as an independent 100-Day center or run off copies for each child to take one home for more practice.
They also make an interesting piece of art when the pieces are glued to a sheet of construction paper with a little space between each piece.
Students can make a 100-Day puzzle flip book by stapling the mixed up pieces to the top of the numbered grid. Children flip through 'til they find the puzzle they are working on, and continue flipping until they have found all of the pieces necessary to complete the picture.
The packet includes 3 pictureless templates to help younger children complete a puzzle, or to use to make the flip books. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day Puzzle Packet.
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"We've been together for 100 days,
Learning and growing in so many ways,
We've come together to sing and say,
Happy, Happy, Hundredth Day!"
Help students learn to count backwards from 10 to 0, forwards from 1-10, or skip count by 10's to 100. You can laminate and use them as an independent 100-Day center or run off copies for each child to take one home for more practice.
For some extra math fun on 100-Day, students use a highlighter to color in specific numbered boxes to reveal the hidden mystery picture. To make this a bit more difficult and involve even more math, have students solve addition and subtraction problems that will equal the numbers in the boxes.