1-2-3 Come Do Some 100 Day Activities With Me
Living in the midwest, we don't start school 'til after Labor Day, so our 100th Day of school celebration doesn't hit 'til sometime in February.
Today's blog features four of my favorite 100 Day activities.
First up is the skip count by 10s emergent reader, which features 43 Dolch sight words!
On 100 Day, I have my kiddos count to 100 in a variety of ways. With that in mind, I designed this packet to give you a few interesting activities for practicing skip counting by 10s, that are sure to be fun for your students.
This is a mini, 4-on-a-page booklet, which they trim, collate and staple together.
Children read the sentence, and dot 10 spots on the picture.
To include a lot of sight words as well as practice following directions, some spots are big, others little, and a few are a specific color.
However, you can also do this booklet with PK, non-readers as well. Simply read each page and have students “monkey-see, monkey-do” what you’ve done in your sample.
Afterwards, read the booklet as a whole group, then count the spots by 10s, to come up with 100 “spots and dots”.
The packet also includes 4 “slider” craftivities, featuring one for boys and one for girls. There is a 100 Day option, as well as one for any time, with a 2-on-a-page pattern, plus one with 4-on-a-page.
I designed sliders as a quick, easy, and fun way to practice a variety of standards, as well as whole group assess.
Because children see the numbers “slide” by as they count, this is especially helpful for visual learners.
I often have my students trace the numbers to show an AB-AB or ABC-ABC color pattern.
There are 4 worksheets, plus a certificate of praise as well.
The skip counting to 100 by 5s emergent reader matches the format of the first one.
Here children read the sentence, and dot 5 spots on each picture instead of 10.
This booklet features over 70 Dolch sight words, but again, is easy enough for a PK student, when you make the booklet as a whole group activity.
All of the pictures for both books are different.
My students enjoy doing both throughout the week, then we graph which one was their favorite.
Finally, if you're looking for a writing prompt with a creative twist, then I think you'll enjoy the 100 Day Writing Prompt Quilt Packet.
There are two ways to use the quilt patterns.
Make a whole-group classroom quilt, where each students contributes 1-3 squares, or give each child a copy of the quilt and have them make their own 100 Day quilt poster.
For the classroom quilt idea, run off X amount of copies of the pattern (there are 12 squares on it) for however many squares you want your students to contribute, then cut them up and toss them in a container for children to pick.
They fill in the two blanks, add end punctuation to complete the sentence, then draw or glue on clip art pictures that match.
Provide a variety of scrapbook squares to glue their completed quilt square(s) on, then arrange them on a piece of tag board or bulletin board paper, to make a big classroom quilt.
Even PK kiddos can make a square by dictating their answers, then drawing a picture.
Since the pattern only has 12 squares on it, and the prompts are super-fun to answer, the quilt is also do-able as a personal, 100-Day quilt "poster", which students mount on large, square sheets of scrapbook paper.
It only took me 15 minutes to make my sample, so this is a great homework assignment too.
If you don't want to do crafty, but need a super-fun 100 Day writing prompt, I've got you covered.
I know your students will really enjoy not only completing, but sharing this "fill-in-the-blank", "Print & Go" writing activity.
There's a colorful version, as well as a black & white option. Students add end punctuation where appropriate.
Afterwards, "popcorn" around the room, and have students share a portion of their work, (fun way to get to know more about your students), then mount on construction paper and display on a "100 Days Smarter" bulletin board.
PK kiddos can also do this as a homework assignment, so they can dictate what they want their parents to fill in.
Today's featured FREEBIE is an "Oldie 100-Day Pennant" craftivity.
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."
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something useful here, that will add even more fun to your 100 Day celebration.
Speaking of celebrations, I have to get going on making some special things for my mom's 90th birthday bash this weekend. We are planning a surprise party and I have much to do.
Wishing you a productive and energizing day, brimming with warm fuzzy moments.
"The more you praise and celebrate your life. The more there is in life to celebrate!" - Oprah Winfrey