## More 100 Day Ideas, Activities and Crafts

1-2-3 Come Do Some More 100-Day Activities With Me

If you're like me, you've started looking for a few more quick, easy and fun ideas to add to your collection of 100-Day activities. One Hundred Day was one of my favorite celebrations, second only to Valentine's Day, which was my favorite.

Everything we did related to that number, from reading 100-Day stories, to making class books with writing prompts about 100 and of course lots of super-fun math activities, which my Y5's really enjoyed.

Counting that high can be a bit tedious for a young five, so I tried to think of a variety of ways for them to practice.  Watching numbers flash on a screen to some catchy music, is a visually fun way to count.  I spent about an hour looking at short "count to 100" videos on YouTube.

Here are a few of the best ones:  "We Can Count To 100" (1:52) simply flashes colorful numbers as they count in a sing-song way.  "The Big Numbers Song" also counts to 100.  I especially like this 3:11 minute video clip, because the voice is soft and soothing, and also shows the number words, which we were also working on.

Dr. Jean keeps students engaged with her (2:17 minute) Macarena Math Time counting to 100 song, by showing and repeating the Macarena dance movements, as she counts to 100.  She also breaks up the counting, by ending each segment of 10 with: "That makes ______ 10s."  i.e. ". . . 78. 79, 80! That makes 8 tens."

If you have a superhero theme going on in your classroom, your kiddos will enjoy the (2:27 minute) "Count To 100 Superhero"  clip.  It has a catchy beat that your students will enjoy.  Finally, click on the link for  a counting to 100s video with a jazzy beat.  With all of the bright colors, your little ones will find it visually appealing.

Besides counting by ones, my Y5s were also learning how to skip count by 10s to 100. With that in mind, I just finished designing some quilt block bookmarks yesterday.

I've included a blank template, where students write in the numbers, as well as one with the skip counted numbers filled in, in both black line and full color.

Choose which one you want your students to have.  As a whole group, use them to practice skip counting by 10s.

For some fun, non-standard unit of measurement practice, have students use their bookmarks to fill in the measurement worksheet.

Making a 100-Day Pizza is also a non-boring way to count.  I haven't come upon a child that doesn't list pizza as one of their favorite foods, so I thought it would be fun to design a paper craftivity one.

There are several templates to choose from.  If your kiddo's are learning to skip count by 10's to 100 then use that pizza pattern.  If they're also counting to 100 by 5's, you can give them a choice.

The packet reviews quite a few Common Core State Standards: RF.K1a, RF.K1c, RF.K3c, L.K.2a, L.K.2b, RF.1.1a, L.1.2b, K.G.2, K.CC.1, K.OA.1

Students read the simple sentences filled with quite a few Dolch sight words, circle the capital letters and add the end punctuation.

Besides skip counting by 5s and 10s, there are also opportunities in the booklet to skip count by 2s and 3s.

The 100-Day pizza packet, also includes a paper pizza craftivity, 2 graphing extensions, a shape sorting mat, pizza patterning page and a count the pizza slices by 5's worksheet.

For simpler counting, students can arrange the toppings by 10 groups of 10, or 20 groups of 5, depending on how you want them to count to 100.

The 100-Day pizza, also reviews 2D-shapes as well as colors.  Completed projects make a terrific 100-Day bulletin board.

If you're looking for more 100-Day FREEBIES, check out my Pinterest Boards.  I have one especially for 100 Day.

That's it for today. Thanks for visiting.   However you plan to celebrate, I hope your day is filled with lots of fun "ed-ventures"!

My grandchildren are stopping by for a few hours, so it's time to put my Nana hat on.  I'm looking forward to some major snuggle time, as Kaitlyn is only 2-months-old, and Kaiden is two.  Wishing you a love-filled day.

"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so that I never have to live without you." -Winnie the Pooh (A. A. Milne)

## 100-Day Writing Prompt Quilts

98, 99, Hooray! It's 100-Day!

Are you looking for a fun, quick and easy writing prompt for 100 Day?

How about a poster?  Simply run them off and have students fill in their answers. Add a photograph for pizzazz and mount on construction paper.

What an awesome 100-Day bulletin board these will make. Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Writing Prompt Poster.

After I had designed the poster, my thoughts some how drifted to making a 100-Day quilt.  I decided to expand the above writing prompts and dreamed up this equally easy quilt-square template.

There are several different things you can do with this 100-Day quilt template. Run off the larger quilt square on a variety of colored construction paper.

Divide 100 by the number of students you have in your class to see how many quilt squares each person gets.

If this is an odd number you can do the remaining ones, or ask the principal, secretary or another staff member, that the children know, to do 1 too.

Run the writing prompt quilt squares off on white construction paper.

Cut them apart, toss them in a container and have each child pick out X number of squares to complete.

In order to practice another Common Core State Standard, I purposely left off end punctuation.

Remind students to add the end punctuation after they have filled in the blanks.

It would be a good idea to review the period and exclamation point with them.

When you show students your sample, be sure and explain that their answers can be funny, but that they should make sense.

For example, it’s obvious that you can’t fit 100 dinosaurs in a lunch box, but you wouldn’t even put 1 in a lunch box. They need to think of things that are appropriate, things that they normally would find in a room, locker, yard, etc.

In the blank spaces, they need to draw, use stickers, pictures from a magazine, a photograph or clip art, to illustrate their square.

Students choose whatever colored squares they want to glue their writing prompt squares on.

Assemble the quilt squares on the wall, bulletin board or pieces of tag board and display.

Assembling the quilt squares is a nice way to practice a color pattern. Another thing you can do is have each student do the entire quilt-block template.

It only took me 15 minutes to find all of the clip art and do the sample, so this is not a huge homework assignment.

Parents can interview younger children, and fill in the blanks with their answers.

You can have each child be responsible for their own background, to glue their answer quilt to, suggesting to parents in a note home, that they choose a large square sheet of fun-colored or patterned piece of scrapbook paper.

To expedite things, you could also simply buy a nice variety of sheets and let your students choose one.  Along with their writing prompt quilt, give them each a !00 Day header strip for them to glue at the top of their quilt.

Hole punch each side and string with yarn.  Add student photographs to make their quilts even more of a keepsake and add pizzazz to your display.

Be sure and make a quilt yourself. So you have an example to share with your students.   If you don’t have the time, I’ve included my completed template for you to fill in and add a backing.  My final quilt is a little fancier.

I cut a 3rd size square template and chose 3 different patterns of scrapbook paper.   After you have glued all of the squares together, students glue them on a large sheet of colored construction paper of their choice.

Whatever quilt you decide on, I know your students will enjoy making them, and your display will be awesome!

Thank you for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN anything you think others may find helpful.

"Expecting a kid to learn only from a textbook, is like asking them to look at a travel brochure and calling it a vacation." -Unknown