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
1-2-3 Come Play Some Educational 100 Day Games With Me
If you're like me, then you enjoy using games to reinforce and practice a variety of standards. The "Dots 'n Boxes" game is perfect for 100 Day, as it's simple, quick and fun for your students, and when completed, will reveal 100 boxes!
Children choose a partner and take turns connecting two dots with a line. The object of the game is to complete a box by drawing the last line, which will enclose the box.
Students then put their initial inside. Once all 100 boxes are made, the child with the most boxes is the winner. Click on the link for the Dots 'n Boxes 100 Day game.
Another 100 Day game reinforces digital and analog. Students take turns rolling one dice to get numbers 1-6 for those times, and then roll 2 dice, adding them together, to get numbers 7-12.
Whatever number they roll they trace that digital time, and write in that number in the appropriate section of their analog clock. The first one to complete their "It's Time To Celebrate" paper, is the winner. A certificate of praise is also included.
Puzzle Games: Help students learn to count backwards from 10 to 0, forwards from 1-10, or skip count by 10s to 100 with these 9 sweet 100 Day number puzzles.
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.
The packet includes 3 picture-less templates to help younger children put the pieces in the correct order.
The 100s chart also offers a variety of game options. Children can find the mystery picture hidden in the 100s chart by coloring in the appropriate numbers to reveal the number 100.
There's also a mystery picture, which reveals a heart.
You can find this 100s chart in my Celebrating 100 Days With an Ant Theme packet. (Particularly perfect, if you read 100 Hungry Ants on your 100th Day of school, or your 100th day falls close to Valentine's Day. )
For more 100 chart fun, there are seven 100 charts in my 100 chart packet, which includes a blank 100 chart for students to fill in, a 100 chart, where the "skip count by 5s numbers" are in red, a 100 chart, where the "skip count by 10s numbers" are in blue, a traceable 100 chart for little ones, a "What's Missing?" fill-in-the-even numbers 100 chart, as well as a "What's Missing?" fill-in-the-odd-numbers 100 chart. For more fill-in-the-blank 100 chart templates, click on the link for my monthly packet.
The filled-in 100 chart is perfect for making puzzles, or designing your own "mystery" pictures. To easily make 100 chart puzzles, simply print off the 100 chart on a variety of colors of construction paper; laminate and then trim each color into a different puzzle. I keep each one in a Zip Lock Baggie.
To help younger students, who are just learning to count to 100, print off a class set of the 100 chart on white card stock and laminate, so that students can tehn place their puzzle pieces on the grid.
Another 100 Day game that you can play with the filled-in 100 chart, is "Race to 100". Students pick a partner and take turns rolling the dice. They add the numbers together, then color in that many boxes on their worksheet. The first one to fill in the entire chart, is the winner. If you're pressed for time, have students use only one, 100 chart-worksheet. Each child uses their own color crayon to fill in their boxes. When the grid is complete, each child counts their boxes; the student with the most, is the winner.
Finally, besides all of those math activities, add some 100 Day Word fun to your celebration. Using the letters in the words one hundred, challenge your students to list as many words as they can think of, before 100 seconds is up and the timer rings. Who thought of the most words? Who had the longest word?
I've included my list of 105 words that I thought of. After students share their lists, share yours and have students look up any words that they don't know.
I also did a bit of research about the longest recorded words, and included my discoveries. I even found a word with 100 letters in it! Why not give students some computer time to see what they come up with, or assign this as a homework assignment to be shared on your 100th Day of school.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you found some useful 100 Day ideas that will help get your kiddos excited about this special day of learning. To see the other blog articles I posted this week with more 100 Day activities, simply scroll down.
I'm watching my grandchildren today, so I've hit the floor running. There's nothing quite like reliving your childhood by playing games, reading stories, and making crafty memories with your children's children. Wishing you a magical, love-filled day.
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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.
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.
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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!"
1-2-3 Come Do A Few More 100 Day Activities With Me.
Are you looking for some 100 Charts? You've come to the right place. I have two packets available. There's a dozen fill-in-the-missing number 100 charts packet, + a packet with fill-in-all-of-the-missing even or odd numbers 100 charts, an empty 100 grid chart, so your students can fill it in, a traceable number 100 chart for younger kiddo's, as well as a filled-in 100 chart, that you can use to play games with.
Make the filled-in 100 chart into puzzles. to be fair, make sure that all of the puzzles have the same amount of pieces. I suggest 6-10 depending on your students' ability.
If you want to use these each year, laminate a class set. Normally, we didn't have more than 25 in Y5's and K, so I always laminated things in groups of 30, that way if one got damaged or pieces got lost, it was nice to have extra's.
Challenge your students to be the first one to put their puzzle together. To easily organize and find the proper pieces for the appropriate puzzle, print the 100 chart on 30 different colors of paper. (To get 30 colors, I used a variety of shades of standard colors: lime green, turquoise, hunter, emerald, etc. ) Laminate and trim into a variety of different shaped puzzle pieces.
Keep each puzzle in its own Baggy. To make putting their puzzle together a bit easier, print off the filled-in 100-grid on white card stock and laminate. If you want to make the puzzle making a bit harder for older students, give them a blank 100-chart. Students place their puzzle pieces on the grid.
Roll 100 is another activity that you can do with a 100 chart. Run off a filled-in 100 chart for each student. Children choose a partner or play in groups of 3-4. Students roll 3-5 dice (depending on how much time you have) and add them up. They X off that many squares on their 100 chart. The first one to X-off their entire grid, is the winner.
100 Chart Speed! Run off the empty 100 chart. Say, "Ready; set; write to 100!" Students fill in their empty 100 chart as quickly as possible. The first one done is the winner. Can they do it in less than 100 seconds?
Give students a filled-in 100 chart and have them design a picture by coloring in numbered boxes. They can then make a number code for students to follow, so that they can color in the mystery picture.
Using a traceable number 100 chart, have students trace the skip counted numbers in a different color, so that they can easily see how to skip count to 100 by 2's, 5's, or 10's. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Chart Activity Packet For 100-Day.
I have an older traceable 100 day chart packet, that I did years ago, before I had all of the software programs and fonts that I use today. I think your kiddo's might enjoy making the Gabby Apple "craftivity." Gabby will help your students count to 100 as they trace the numbers. Add some wiggle eyes for that finishing touch.
Do you need a 100-Day crown for your kiddo's to make, but would like it to involve some sort of standard? How about shapes and graphing? Students choose 8 crayons to color the various 2D shapes on their 100 number.
Children use the same color for the same shape. ie all of the squares are yellow. They also color the shapes on their graph those matching colors. Students count each type of shape on their 100 number and then X-off that many squares on their graph.
Have students write the total number of each shape on the left of their graph, and then add the numbers, for a grand total of how many shapes were part of the 100 picture.
Did they count the number 1 rectangle and the 4 ovals that made up the zeros? Which shape had the most? Which had the least?
When they have completed this activity, students cut out their 100 number, being careful to keep it in one piece. It's a good idea to demonstrate this, and then give children a reminder as you're cutting out your sample. Students choose their favorite color of construction paper and glue their number to it.
They trim once more and glue their 100 to the front of a paper headband, or bulletin board boarder. Wrap around child's head and then staple. My Y5's LOVED crowns. We'd get in a line and march around the room to get the wiggles out, while singing "Happy 100 Day To Us" to the tune of Happy Birthday. (Happy 100 day to us. Happy 100 Day to us. Happy 100, Happy 100, Happy 100 Day to us!" Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day, shape graphing activity packet.
Tally marks are also another fun way to have students count to 100, and then afterwards, skip count by 5's to 100. I made two "Tally Ho!" worksheets that students can choose from. Click on the link for the 100 Tally Ho Tally Mark packet.
Finally, besides all of the math activities associated with 100-Day, I thought it would be interesting for you kiddo's to do some word activities as well.
Using the letters in one hundred, challenge your students to make a list of as many words as they can think of before the timer rings in 100 seconds.
I've included my alphabetical list of 105 words. You can share them with your students and encourage your kiddo's to look up any words that they don't know. This is a wonderful Daily 5 activity.
I did some research to see what are the longest recorded words, and included my discoveries in this packet. Did you know there's a word with 100 letters in it? Surprisingly, that's not even the longest one! Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Word Challenge.
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"100 days, 100 days, 100 days of school today; so clap and sway, and say, hurray! 100 days of school today." -Jack Hartmann