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
I know it's a bit early, but for some of you who started school in August, 100 Day will soon be here. I wanted to whip this 100 Day idea off so that it's in plenty of time for you to make these 100 Day booklets so you can start this activity 10 days BEFORE you celebrate 100 Day or 9 days if you want to write the last 10 words to = 100 words on 100 Day!
Challenge your students to try and learn 10 new words each day before the big day and by 100 Day they will have learned 100 new words! Wow.
Or... you could choose to review 10 words each day that you’ve been working on since whenever. This is great for word wall words, CVC words, or spelling words.
Run off my cover, or have students create their own “My Word Book” covers by stamping letters with your letter stamps or cutting out letters from magazines, like a ransome note and then spelling out the title on their favorite half sheet of colored construction paper.
Staple their cover along with 10 sheets of writing paper and the other ½ of their construction paper for a back, and you’ve got a nifty word book in a jiffy!
When your students have completed their 100 words for 100 Day booklets, reward their worderful word work with a special 100 Day Whiz Kid Word certificate. I have 2 to choose from. They can glue it as the last page of their booklet.
Click on the link to view/print the 100 Day word certificates.
Click on the link to view/print the article's directions, pix, cover & certificates. 100 Day Word Booklet. Read Michael Frith’s I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words as the perfect introduction to this activity.
I LOVE this book. It’s a Cat in the Hat “Bright and Early” reader for the “youngest of the young.”
These stories are “brief and funny” the words are “few and easy” and have a “happy catchy rhythm”. This one rhymes. The pictures are colorful and perfect clues for your emergent readers!
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