## Print and Go 100 Day Activities

1-2-3 Come Do Some 100 Day Activities With Me

It's that time of year when we're getting close to the 100th Day of school.  This was one of my personal favorite celebration days.  Over the years I had collected so many super-fun math and writing activities, that I decided to have a 100-Day celebration week, so I could get it all in!

Today I'm featuring some of my favorites, which have been up-dated this past week. The 100 Day, "Flip a strip" booklet is a quick, easy & fun 100 Day "print & go" activity that your kiddos are sure to enjoy.

Children can do this independently during your 100 Day celebration, or as a whole group; read the simple sentences, students then take a moment to complete the task. When the booklet is completed, go back and skip count by 10s to count the 100 things.

You can also send this home a few days prior, to be completed and then returned on 100 Day. The booklet can simply be the "strips" or add a bit more pizzazz and have students staple it to the "color me" base.

100 Day just isn't complete without a celebratory crown.  I've included six in the 100 Day Craftivity Crowns packet.  All involve a bit of counting practice.

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 math activity.

My personal favorite is the “100 Days Smarter” pencil crown, where students write things that they’ve learned in the past 100 days, that they are especially proud of.

Choose one, or give children a choice
You could also make a sample of the “jeweled” crown, adding extra pizzazz with flat-backed rhinestones attached with glue dots.

Pass the sample around and give children 10 seconds to look it over, “guess-timating” how many circles (jewels) are on the crown, then complete the worksheet.

The child with the correct guess, or the one closest to that number is the winner of the “special” crown.

Finally,  the 100+ One Hundred-Day Number Puzzles, are also easy-peasy and a ton of fun. I’ve included a huge variety that count by 1s to 10, count backwards from 10 to 1, as well as skip count by 2s, 3s, 5s & 10s.

There are 112 in all. Some are vertical, while others are horizontal and feature a nice assortment of themes.
Pick and choose your favorites to make a collection of choices for your students.

Print, laminate & trim the full color options and use as an independent math center
Use the black & white ones, so that students can color & cut up their own puzzle.

For an interesting “craftivity” have students glue their puzzle to a sheet of construction paper.

Remind them to leave a little bit of a gap between each numbered strip, to create an especially cool mosaic effect. Completed projects make a cute bulletin board.

I’ve included a “We are 100 days smarter!” poster puzzle, to use as the center of your display, along with a “My students are 100 days smarter! They know how to . . .” writing prompt poster, that you fill in with what you’ve taught your kiddos.

To mix math with literacy, have students complete the “Proud to be 100 days smarter!” writing prompt and glue it to the back of their puzzle, then suspend from the ceiling.

Besides the full-size puzzles, I’ve also designed a set of “Happy 100 Day!” 4-on-a-page mini puzzles, as an inexpensive little surprise for your students.

They feature a vibrant, rainbow-colored 100, with 2 options: numbers 1-10, as well as skip counting by 10s to 100.

Print, trim, and put in a Snack Baggie, then attach the “Here is a little something to do because I’m simply so proud of you!” header.

Today's featured FREEBIE is also a quick, easy & fun "print & go" activity. The "Dots 'n Boxes"  game was first published in 1889 by Édouard Lucas.

I thought it would make a quick, easy and fun game of strategy for students to play anytime, but specifically for 100 Day, as I made a 100-box grid.

Children choose a partner and take turns connecting 2 dots by making a line between them.
The object of the game is to be the last person to connect the last line that will complete a box. When you complete a box, you get to write your initial in it.

When all 100 boxes have been made, students count up how many they have with their initial in them. The one with the most boxes is the winner.

Well that's it for today. I hope you found something useful here to make your 100-Day celebration especially fun.

"Educating the mind, without educating the heart, is no education at all." -Aristotle

## 100 Day Number Puzzles to Color

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These 100 Day puzzles are a quick, easy and fun way to help students count and sequence numbers 1-10, count backwards from 10 to 1, as well as skip count by 10s to 100.

## Fun Stuff For Your 100 Day Celebration

1-2-3 Come Do Some 100 Day Craftivities With Me

There is only so much one can accomplish in a day, and so many super-fun 100 Day ideas, that I decided long ago to do 100-Day activities over several days, culminating with an extra-special celebration on our 100th day of school.

With that in mind, I designed a variety of quick, easy and fun activities for you to choose from. They make terrific whole group activities, as well as independent centers.  Today I'm featuring a few of our most downloaded 100-Day craftivities.  I hope you like them.

After my students complete their "table top" worksheets, they can visit the 100 Day "centers".  I set these up on wooden TV trays, where students can collect the materials they need and return to their desks to complete them.

Run these "I'm 100 Days Smarter, and That's Something to Smile About!"  100-Day smilie-face bookmarks off, on a variety of pastel-colored construction paper.  Each child chooses one, then counts by 1s to 100, as they fill them in. When everyone is done, count the rows by 5s to also reach 100.  The master template has 5 bookmarks on a page for quick printing.

If you're looking for some 100 Day certificates to pass out to your kiddos, click on the link for 18.  They are in black & white and full color.

Again, I give my students a choice of which one they want to color, and use the full color ones as awards for some of our games.

My Y5's loved making and wearing crowns, so our day wouldn't have been complete without some for our 100th day of school celebration.

These three 100 Day crowns, helped reinforce counting and were set up as a center.

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.

Another crown option, reviews shapes,colors and graphing, while making a "shapely" crown for 100 Day.

There is a black and white set, as well as a color set for teachers.

I've also included a blank 100, if you want your students to draw, dot or sticker 10 different items (10 times each) inside the numbers, to make their own creative crown.

Another of their favorite activities, was our "Oldies Banner".  Challenge your students to think about how they might look if they live to be 100, then 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."

You can also "reinforce" the number 100 with this 100 Day banner craftivity.  Reinforcement hole stickers are inexpensive and come in packs of a 1,000 for less than \$2.

You can get plain white ones or ones in bright or neon colors.  Simply run the banner template off on  a variety of colors of construction paper.  Add school photographs for that finishing touch.  Have students trim and then hang your banner from the ceiling against a wall.

Each month I also did a "rip & tear" craftivity. For February, it was the number 100 for our 100th Day of school celebration.

Ripping & tearing is a great fine motor skill.  Simply cut construction paper strips, in a variety of colors.

I made mine an inch wide.  Students can choose two colors if you want them to do an ABAB pattern, or lots of colors as this child did in the pictured sample.

I had my Y5's rip up piles of each color, and then using a glue stick, they rubbed the numbers and stuck the torn pieces of paper to them. Completed projects make a wonderful 100 Day bulletin board.

Finally, since the full color 100 Day puzzles were such a huge hit, I thought I'd make some 100 Day number puzzles in black and white, so that your students can choose one and color their own.

There are 15 puzzles, which help students practice counting from 1-10, count backwards from 10 to 1, as well as skip count by 10s to 100

Treat them as an independent puzzle-center activity, or do as a whole group activity.  For an interesting 100 Day bulletin board, have students glue their puzzle pieces onto a sheet of construction paper.  For an awesome mosaic effect, have children leave a little space in-between each piece.

For more 100 Day ideas and activities, scroll down to take a look at all of the other 100 Day FREEBIES featured in last week's blog articles.  You can also click on the link to pop over to the 100 Day Celebration section of TeachWithMe to see all of the activities I have for 100 Day.  In case you're new here, everything on my site is free.

For even more 100 Day ideas and FREEBIES, check out my Pinterest postings.  I have a board specifically for 100 Day activities.

Thanks for visiting today.  Even though my mind is buzzing with crafty things I still want to make, it's the weekend, so it's time for a break to chill and take a much-needed rest from work that's mostly play for me.  Wishing you a relaxing day.

"A journey of [100] miles begins with a single step."

## 100 Day Bulletin Board Ideas

100-Day Bulletin Board Ideas

100 Day is coming up and it’s nice to have a bulletin board up a few days before your celebration, or to do on your 100th Day.  Here are a few ideas that I dreamed up, that I thought you might enjoy doing with your students.  For your convenience, click on the 100 Day Bulletin Board templates at the end to view/print them.

Happy 100 Day To Us! (Sung to the tune of Happy Birthday.)

• Using an overhead projector, enlarge my picture of a birthday cake, so that it is large enough to hold 100 candles if you want it to, or at least take up the center of your b. board.
• Use light brown paper for a chocolate cake, light yellow for a lemon cake, or  pink for a strawberry cake.  (The top is white for the frosting.)
• Cut multi-colored strips of construction paper for the candles.
• Brainstorm with your students all of the things they have learned in the past 100 Days.
• Write these on the board.
• Have children choose a DIFFERENT thing that they have learned (cross them out as they choose) and write it on their candle.
• Pre-cut candle flames.
• Make a copy of your class composite photo and cut your student’s individual pictures into ovals.
• Give children a flame to glue on top of their candle.
• Have them glue their photo to the middle of the flame.
• Children help color the bottom of the cake, or you can decorate it with cut out scraps of construction paper, glitter, etc.
• To give the frosting a real 3-D textured effect, mix equal parts Elmer’s glue with non-menthol shaving cream and whip together.
• Have students help you frost the top of the cake with Popsicle sticks.
• (Call a few to your workspace at a time to give them a turn.)
• This needs to dry 24 hours so plan ahead.
• Insert the candles into the frosting.
• For the caption, die cut letters using an Ellison die-cut machine.
• Black letters stand out, but you could also make each word a color of the rainbow, to make your b. board more colorful.  I also die-cut musical notes.  “Happy 100 Day to us, Happy 100 Day to us, Happy 100 Day to us, Look at that we’ve learned!”

We’ve Rocketed Our Way To 100 Day!

• Run off the triangular-rocket top master on a variety of colored construction paper.
• Print a copy of your class composite on the photo setting of your copier.
• Cut each student’s photo into an oval.
• Students choose a color and cut out their rocket top.
• Give each student a toilet paper roll to wrap with aluminum foil.
• Students glue their rocket top to the top of their t.p. roll.
• Using a black marker, students write their name at the end of their rocket. This is a bit difficult, so teachers might want to do this for uniformity.
• Students cut some red, orange and yellow (fire) strips and glue them to the inside of the end of their rocket so that it looks like they have fire shooting out of it.
• Hang up a navy blue background on your b. board.
• Sprinkle on some yellow stars. (You could die-cut 100 and write all of the numbers on them if you have the time.)
• Cut rainbow-colored letters from an Ellison die-cut machine that say: “We’ve Rocketed Our Way To 100 Day!
• Use thumbtacks, tacked inside the t.p. rolls to hang them on your b. board.
• You could add a moon in the corner and make it 3-D by gently scrunching up white tissue paper.
• Add a bit more pizzazz by dangling pictures of the planets from the ceiling, hung with fish line so they seem to float just above your bulletin board.

Learning Is “Snow” Much Fun!

• Buy some snowflake bulletin board boarder so that you have 100 snowflakes.
• Cut them apart and number them 1-100.
• Staple them around your bulletin board as a boarder.
• Make a copy of your class composite on the photo setting of your copier.
• Cut each student’s photo into an oval.
• Enlarge your student’s photo so that it fits in the middle of a coffee-filter size snowflake.
• Pre-fold coffee filters, or demonstrate how to do this with your students.
• Children cut out shapes to make a snowflake.
• Students glue their photo in the middle of their snowflake.
•   Brainstorm with your students about all of the things they learned in the past 100 days of school.
• Write these on the board.
• Have students decide which was their favorite thing that they learned.
• Have students cut out red construction paper hearts  and have each student write what their favorite thing was that they learned in the past 100 days of school, and copy it from the board onto their red heart.
• Students glue one corner of their red heart somewhere on their snowflake.
• Cover the bulletin board with light or dark blue paper.
• Die cut black letters from an Ellison die-cut machine. Your caption will say: Learning is “snow” much fun!
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• Make a large white snowball for the center of your board.  Type up the list of things you’ve learned on a white sheet of paper and staple it to the middle of your snowball.
• Write or type a caption that goes around the top of the snowball that says:  “Look what we’ve learned in 100 Days!”
• Staple your students’ snowflakes around the snowball so that they fill up the entire bulletin board.
• You can add a bit more interest by hanging plastic, foam, 3-D tissue, or larger tag board snowflakes from the ceiling so they dangle and twirl in the air.   Hang them from fish line so they seem to float just above your board.

Look Whooooooo’s 100 Days Wiser! What’s your favorite thing that you’ve learned?

• Run off copies of the owl on appropriate-colored construction paper.
• Have students cut out their pieces and glue them together.
• They look cute if you can add wiggle eyes.
• I have my students attach the wings with brass brads for an extra bit of pizzazz.  They can also be glued on if you want to expedite things.
• Brain storm with students what things they learned in the past 100 days.
• Write them on the board.
• Children write their name on the owl’s tummy.
• Hang up a light blue paper for the background of your b. board.
• Make a partial drawing of a tree trunk on brown paper, cut it out and staple it on the right side of the board.  Cut slimmer pieces of brown paper to look like branches and staple them to the tree.
• Hang your student owls on the branches.
• Cut your caption letters from an Ellison die-cut machine: Look Whoooooo’s 100 Days Wiser!
• You could have your students glue their photo on the heart if you’d like to make things more personal, and add a bit of pizzazz.

We’re Writing Away On 100 Day!

• Cut this caption out on an Ellison die-cut machine, and staple it onto a bright yellow sheet of b. board background paper.
• Have your students do any of the writing prompts for 100 Day.  Click on the link for February Writing ArticleScroll down the page 'til you get to 100 Day Class Book ideas, then click on that link to view/print those pages.
• Have students glue their papers on a rainbow-colored assortment of construction paper and staple them to the bulletin board.
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• Another writing prompt I gave in the 100 Day Idea Article was: I’d walk 100 miles for… If you’d like to do this as a bulletin board, trace your students foot, with their shoe on, have them cut it out, make a copy of their school photo and glue that to their shoe and then write their name on the shoe with a white crayon.  Use the footprints as the border for your b. board.  Hang their writing pages up as explained above.  The other writing prompt you can do is…If I had 100 dollars I would buy… use the 100 dollar bill template, enlarge copies of your student’s photo and have them glue it to the center of this big bill. Display these as your border.  Display their papers on the construction paper as explained above.

A Valentine 100 Day B. Board:

• Since Valentine’s Day is on the heels of most of our 100 Day celebrations you could have your students cut out 100 paper hearts in a rainbow-colored assortment of construction paper in different sizes.
• Buy a valentine heart border and cut the hearts apart so that you have 100.
• The student-made hearts can be stapled kitty wampus all over the rest of the b. board.
• On a huge heart in the middle write or type the caption: We’ve LOVED learning these past 100 days.

• Run off the heart template on red construction paper.
• Make a copy of your class composite on the photo setting of your copier.
• Cut each child’s pix out.
• Have children glue their photo to the corner, next to the “I”.
• Have them trace the dashed lines and then complete the sentence.

Miscellaneous Ideas:

100 Day Collection Poster: This poster idea can be found in the 100 Day Idea Article.

How I Might Look If I Live To Be 100! Also in this article is a picture of me as 100-year-old "Granny".  A bit scary, but my students enjoy listening to her read a 100 Day story after they have made a drawing of themselves when they're as old as she is! This makes for an adorable b. board.  You can include your students' current school pix with a "before" caption, next to their "oldie-but-goodie" "later" picture.  The template for this is also in the 100 Day Idea Article.

Hunter the 100 Day Hound: This adorable puppy game/activity makes a cute bulletin board after its complete and can be found in the 100 Day Idea Article.  You can write the numbers 1-100 on the sticker dots if you want.

Working Harder To Be 100 Days Smarter: Enlarge your students’ school pix, have them glue them to a rainbow-colored assortment of hearts. Cut out this caption from an Ellison die-cut machine.  Have students glue the corner of their heart to the “Things I’ve learned in 100 days” scroll found in the packet in the above 100 Day Article.

Whatever you're planning for your 100th Day clebration, I hope you have 100's of great moments, filled with wonderful lessons worthy to display on a bulletin board!

Click on the link to print/view the 100 Day Bulletin Board Templates + article.