1-2-3 Come Do Some 100 Day Activities With Me
When I celebrate 100 Days of school, I set up a variety of centers for my students.
I like to involve a bit of art into at least one of their lessons, so I designed this “Cool To Be 100 Days Smarter” ice cream scoop craft, which involves counting as well as a bit of writing.
Completed projects make an interesting and colorful bulletin board.
I’ve included several poster options for the center of your display.
Take a look at the PREVIEW for lots of samples.
The craft is very versatile with lots of options.
There are 3 types of ice cream scoops, with 7 bases ( cones, cups, bowls) to choose from.
Pick your favorites or give children a choice, to add more variety to your bulletin board.
Students can also add sprinkles, caramel, cherry or chocolate syrup, plus a cherry for the top.
Going along with the 100-Day theme, there are 10 scoops, which can be skip counted by 10s, or halved and counted by 5s.
Children can also write numbers 1-10 on the 1st scoop, finishing with numbers 90-100 on the last scoop.
Although scoops look nice plopped in a straight line, suggest making a tilting ice cream cone, or perhaps one with 3 scoops then 2, then the other 5 on top of the double scoop.
Patterns come with & without numbers, so students can write in their own.
To add to the counting fun, there’s even a scoop with 100 sprinkles on it, (6 groups of 15 + 1 group of 10) which can be “hinged” to the top scoop with a piece of Scotch tape, then flipped up to reveal a student’s favorite flavor of ice cream, or another writing prompt you deem appropriate.
Besides the ice cream craft, I’ve also included a writing prompt activity, where students compile a list of interesting and fun things that they've learned in 100 days of school.
For your special snack that day, for continued math fun, why not provide ice cream with 10 different topping options.
Today's featured FREEBIE also has a 100 Day theme. It's an old fashioned game called "Dots & Boxes" that's a perfect partner center to practice a variety of math skills, plus strategy.
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. I made the grid with 100 boxes.
Well that's it for today. It continues to snow here in Michigan, which is lovely, but no sunshine and the wind makes it quite bitter outside.
To say I'm longing for spring and super-sick of the cold, is an understatement for sure.
However, to be alive and healthy is certainly a blessing. Wishing you a warm and wonderful day.
"The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within." -William Bryant
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.
"A journey of  miles begins with a single step."
1-2-3 Come Do A Few More 100 Day Activities With Me
This past week has been focused on 100 Day activities, and I think I'm finally done with my "To Do" list. Woo Hoo! I wanted to finish up with a few requests as well as some rather unusual ideas. I hope you and your kiddo's enjoy them.
Andrea will be celebrating 100 Day in February, with her preschool class in Montana, and wanted a 100 Day certificate that they could color.
Jill, over in Oregon, needed some certificates of achievement for her kinders, who can count to 100 + skip count by 5's and 10's.
Shondra, from Memphis, also teaches preschool and asked for an easy 100 Day craft.
One of my Y5's favorites, was their rip and tear 100 rainbow, which provides wonderful fine motor practice.
You could also review patterning and have students choose 2 or 3 colors to make ABAB or ABCABC etc patterns.
The results turn out really pretty and make a great bulletin board. Click on the link to grab a copy. 100 Day Rip & Tear Craftivity.
Susan, in North Dakota, asked if I had any 100 Day games that were simple and quick.
There are quite a few games in the various 100 Day packets, but I wanted to dream up something that teachers could plug in as a "just for fun" activity, if they had a few minutes.
Young or old can play "Dots and Boxes;" it's a game that was designed by Édouard Lucas, way back in 1889 . The game is great for the strategy it reinforces + younger children get practice with the square shape. I made the grid so that it has 100 boxes, perfect for your 100 Day celebration. Click on the link to grab a copy. 100 Day Dots and Boxes game.
Run off the Happy 100 Day bookmark with 100 smilie faces on it, to use as a prize, or give everyone for participating.
A few "thinking games" would also be interesting for your students. Most of them will be pretty familiar with numeric terms such as a million, billion, and trillion, but do any of them know what comes after? I wondered about really large numbers; so I surfed the net to find out.
Interestingly, when I got past 100 decillion, spell checker started to underline these “new” words in red. I also spotted a pattern of repetitive names.
See if your students can guess what a higher number might be called. You could also have them guess how many zeros are in 100 quintillion, or have them research what the largest number is named.
Webmath was an extremely helpful site. You can type in any number, click “pronounce” and it will show you how to say that number.
This would be a great independent computer center for students. Have them type in a number and then share their findings with the class.
You could also use your smart board to show students what happens when you keep adding zeros to a number like 100. Since I wanted teachers to be able to incorporate this lesson with their 100 Day activities, I looked up things by 100s and made an anchor chart for you. Click on the link to view/download What Comes After A Trillion?
Another thing for your students to ponder, I call 100 Hours. Five days before you celebrate your 100th Day of school, ask your students if they have any idea how many hours they do certain things each day?
Most people know how much time they sleep, but are pretty amazed at how much time they really spend on the computer, phone, or watching TV.
Run off the 100 hours journal (that's 4 days and 4 hours) and have students keep track. A graphing extension is also included. After this activity, challenge students to read more, and social network less. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Hours Journal.
Finally, whenever I'm doing research, a few zillion more questions and ideas pop into my brain. I wondered how you say 100 in a different language. Over an hour later, I had a nice list of 20 ways to say the number.
I made a 100 Around The World poster and also put it in bookmark form, as something to share with your students. For a social studies extension, have children choose one and find that country on the map. Click on the link to view/download 100 Around The World.
Since many teachers will be celebrating their 100th day of school close to Valentine's Day, I thought these would be nice additions. Click on the links to grab your copies.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you found a few things to add to your 100 Day celebrations.
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"We've been working in our classroom, for 100 days. We've been working in our classroom, and deserve some praise. Rising early in the morning, bring our books and pencils too. Every day we come to our school, we learn something new." -To the tune of "I've Been Working On The Railroad"