1-2-3 Come Do Some More 100 Day Activities With Me!
Yesterday's blog article was getting a bit long, so I didn't get to finish sharing my other 100-Day themed packets with you, so here's the rest.
Do you read the book One Hundred Hungry Ants for 100 day? It's a cute read aloud that my Y5's enjoyed. Because of the popularity of that book, I decided to make some 100-Day activities with an ant theme to help wish you a "f-ANT-tastic" 100 Day. Click on the link to view/download Celebrating 100 Day With Ants.
Another favorite of my Y5's was the song The Ants Go Marching. Click on the link to show the sweet cartoon of this song on YouTube.
Do your students have "ants in their pants?" For an interesting way to count to 100 by 10's, have them make 10 groups of 10 ant "patches" on their scrapbook-paper blue jeans.
When they have completed their 100-Day work, they'll be real "smartie pants." As an incentive, have them work towards earning a pack of Smartie candies.
They'll also have fun de-coding an importANT message to reveal a mystery picture that turns out to be a heart. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day With Ants packet.
Another popular book with elementary children is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The gist of the story is that the caterpillar eats a variety of goofy things, like an ice cream cone, before he "falls asleep" in his chrysalis.
I thought it would be fun for your kiddo's to choose ten foods (there are 60+ picture choices) that they wanted their caterpillar to eat, and then glue the food-circles on their construction paper caterpillar. If the caterpillar eats 10 of each one of those items, he will have eaten 100 things!
The packet also includes an easy reader that reviews time to the hour. (CCSS: 1.MD.3) Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar 100 Day Activities.
Counting to 100 isn't quite so tedious when you count 100 toppings on a pizza.
Since pizza is a favorite food of children, I decided to create some 100-Day pizza-themed activities.
The packet includes an easy reader, where students circle the capital letters, and add end punctuation.
They trace and write the words and numbers and then cut & glue the appropriate picture to their page.
The booklet also reviews shapes, and includes a pizza "craftivity" (pictured) + graphing extensions. Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Pizza packet.
Finally, my personal favorite is the Hip-Hippo-Ray It's 100 Day packet.
I LOVE drawing these pudgy "little" guys and hope your kiddo's will enjoy them too.
The packet is chock full of all sorts of 100 Day craftivities.
They can make a hippo paper bag or finger puppet, a 100 Day necklace, and do a variety of other fun 100 Day worksheets, like this Odd Todd hippo number game. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day Hippo-themed packet.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you can stop by tomorrow when I finish up with 100 Day activities and post a few more FREEBIES. Feel free to PIN away.
If you missed the other 100-Day blog articles, simply scroll down, or click on the link to view my entire collection of 100 Day Activities and Crafts.
"Hi Ho; Hi Ho; 100 Days ago, we came to school, we are so cool. Hi Ho Hi Ho." -Diane Henderson
Make these into puzzles for independent centers that will help students count to 100 or review upper and lowercase letters. If you celebrate 100 Day in January, this would be a fun cut & glue activity. Run the tree-box grid off on blue construction paper. Students first cut and then glue the green number-tiles in the correct order. For that extra bit of pizzazz, have children dot on "snowflakes" using a Q-tip.
1-2-3 Come Do Some More Gingerbread Activities With Me
I decided to design some easy readers that cover a variety of standards using a gingerbread theme.
I hope you'll enjoy the Let's Count Gingerbread packet. Students trace and write the number; color it, and circle it in the sequence. They also add end punctuation to the sentences.
I've included 2 different sets of gingerbread number cards to 20, with a 2-page tip list of all sorts of things you can do with them, including games like Kaboom; + several "trace & write the number" worksheets, as well as a few "What's Missing?" activities and a traceable bookmark you can use as an assessment tool.
When students have completed the packet, you can give them a certificate of praise. Click on the link to view/download the Let's Count Gingerbread packet.
One of my most downloaded easy-readers are the 10-Frame booklets, so I wanted to make one for gingerbread. Click on the link to grab the 1-2-3 Count Gingerbread With Me one.
Finally, one of my Y5's favorite gingerbread activities started with me giving them a gingerbread cookie.
If you're not a baker (I am not; the 1st time I attempted brownies, my son said they tasted like hockey pucks(!) and I'm wondering when he bit into one of those?) you can buy a box of Keebler gingerbread cookies or another brand. They always have them in the grocery stories in December.
Any hoo, I told my students to take only 1 bite and then to freeze. We graphed who bit off what part of the gingerbread.
In the 10 years I taught Y5's, every year the head was bit off the most, and my quieter students almost always bit off an arm. I wonder if one can draw any conclusions from these experiments?
If you'd like to do this with your kiddo's I included a graph of the parts, as well as a graph of who does and doesn't like gingerbread.
These can be found in the Our Gingerbread Class Book packet. Students fill in their name and what part of the gingerbread they bit off first and then draw a picture. Collect the pages, collate and make a class book.
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"A little sugar, a lot of spice, a woman shaped him … oh so nice. He’s made of dough, with a golden tan; the closest thing to the perfect man!" -Unknown
1-2-3 Count To 100 With Me!
If you haven’t celebrated 100-Day yet, I think you’ll like this quick, easy and fun way for your students to count to 100.
Run off the star badge template on yellow construction paper, (when you color it, the colors still show up pretty good.) Run off the star ribbons on white construction paper.
If you want to give their badges a bit more pizzazz and strength, run off the larger background star on a complimentary construction paper color.
Students cut out the pieces and glue them together. The diagonal lines on the ribbons will help.
Simply rub glue on them, and then press to the back of the star.
Students count the stars as they count up to 99. Did they count the big star? That will make 100!
Use safety pins to pin them on your star students, who’ve survived 100 days of school!
Be sure and make one for yourself, so that you have a sample! You are a star too! Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Star Badge. If you're looking for a few links, to other fun things, to help you celebrate 100-Day, you'll want to check out this fun "Find The Missing Animals" game.
Students are asked to click on different number spaces in the 100 grid, when they click on the correct number space, an animal appears and goes into their "found" column.
Also, Joan Holub, who wrote 100 Days Of School for Scholastic, asked educators for their favorite 100-Day ideas. She's published a list of 300 ! Click on the link to view 300 ideas for 100 Day.
Whatever you’re doing for your 100th Day, I hope it’s simply sparkling! Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to PIN anything that you think others may find helpful.
“So much to do; so little desire to do it!” -Unknown