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)