1-2-3 Come Play Some Educational 100 Day Games With Me
If you're like me, then you enjoy using games to reinforce and practice a variety of standards. The "Dots 'n Boxes" game is perfect for 100 Day, as it's simple, quick and fun for your students, and when completed, will reveal 100 boxes!
Children choose a partner and take turns connecting two dots with a line. The object of the game is to complete a box by drawing the last line, which will enclose the box.
Students then put their initial inside. Once all 100 boxes are made, the child with the most boxes is the winner. Click on the link for the Dots 'n Boxes 100 Day game.
Another 100 Day game reinforces digital and analog. Students take turns rolling one dice to get numbers 1-6 for those times, and then roll 2 dice, adding them together, to get numbers 7-12.
Whatever number they roll they trace that digital time, and write in that number in the appropriate section of their analog clock. The first one to complete their "It's Time To Celebrate" paper, is the winner. A certificate of praise is also included.
Puzzle Games: Help students learn to count backwards from 10 to 0, forwards from 1-10, or skip count by 10s to 100 with these 9 sweet 100 Day number puzzles.
You can laminate and use them as an independent 100-Day center, or run off copies for each child to take one home for more practice.
The packet includes 3 picture-less templates to help younger children put the pieces in the correct order.
The 100s chart also offers a variety of game options. Children can find the mystery picture hidden in the 100s chart by coloring in the appropriate numbers to reveal the number 100.
There's also a mystery picture, which reveals a heart.
You can find this 100s chart in my Celebrating 100 Days With an Ant Theme packet. (Particularly perfect, if you read 100 Hungry Ants on your 100th Day of school, or your 100th day falls close to Valentine's Day. )
For more 100 chart fun, there are seven 100 charts in my 100 chart packet, which includes a blank 100 chart for students to fill in, a 100 chart, where the "skip count by 5s numbers" are in red, a 100 chart, where the "skip count by 10s numbers" are in blue, a traceable 100 chart for little ones, a "What's Missing?" fill-in-the-even numbers 100 chart, as well as a "What's Missing?" fill-in-the-odd-numbers 100 chart. For more fill-in-the-blank 100 chart templates, click on the link for my monthly packet.
The filled-in 100 chart is perfect for making puzzles, or designing your own "mystery" pictures. To easily make 100 chart puzzles, simply print off the 100 chart on a variety of colors of construction paper; laminate and then trim each color into a different puzzle. I keep each one in a Zip Lock Baggie.
To help younger students, who are just learning to count to 100, print off a class set of the 100 chart on white card stock and laminate, so that students can tehn place their puzzle pieces on the grid.
Another 100 Day game that you can play with the filled-in 100 chart, is "Race to 100". Students pick a partner and take turns rolling the dice. They add the numbers together, then color in that many boxes on their worksheet. The first one to fill in the entire chart, is the winner. If you're pressed for time, have students use only one, 100 chart-worksheet. Each child uses their own color crayon to fill in their boxes. When the grid is complete, each child counts their boxes; the student with the most, is the winner.
Finally, besides all of those math activities, add some 100 Day Word fun to your celebration. Using the letters in the words one hundred, challenge your students to list as many words as they can think of, before 100 seconds is up and the timer rings. Who thought of the most words? Who had the longest word?
I've included my list of 105 words that I thought of. After students share their lists, share yours and have students look up any words that they don't know.
I also did a bit of research about the longest recorded words, and included my discoveries. I even found a word with 100 letters in it! Why not give students some computer time to see what they come up with, or assign this as a homework assignment to be shared on your 100th Day of school.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you found some useful 100 Day ideas that will help get your kiddos excited about this special day of learning. To see the other blog articles I posted this week with more 100 Day activities, simply scroll down.
I'm watching my grandchildren today, so I've hit the floor running. There's nothing quite like reliving your childhood by playing games, reading stories, and making crafty memories with your children's children. Wishing you a magical, love-filled day.
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14 pages. Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3
Use these as flashcards, pocket cards or for a February bulletin board. Make extra sets so that students can play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games. Cut them up to make puzzles and to play even more games.
1-2-3 Come Do Some Common Core Gingerbread Activities With Me
Even though you may have taught a particular standard a few months ago, doesn't mean all of your kiddos have retained that information. It's imperative to continue to reinforce various concepts throughout the year.
To keep interest high, simply add variety. The easiest way I found to do this, is to simply theme various activities. Gingerbread for December, is one of my favorites.
In order to cover all of the Common Core State Standard: K.G.1 when reviewing shapes with students, one must include some spatial direction activities as well: "Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of , behind, and next to."
With this in mind, I designed the Gingerbread Spatial Directions Shape Easy Reader.
Students trace and write the shapes and spatial direction words, as well as color, cut and glue the shape "cookies" on the designated "spot." Click on the link to view/download the Gingerbread Spatial Directions booklet.
Telling time to the hour is another standard. (1.MD.3a) Students can easily tire of the same-old learning about time lessons, so it's nice to switch things up a bit.
I find that if children can play a game, or even make their own clock, that they will stay more focused. I think your kiddo's will enjoy the "It's Gingerbread Time" game. Students work in pairs or groups of 3 to 4 and take turns spinning the gingerbread clock.
Whatever number they land on, they draw hands on the clock showing that time to the hour on their gingerbread recording sheet. They also include the digital time underneath the gingerbread man.
The first one to fill in all of their clocks is the winner. Click on the link to view/download the Gingerbread Clock Game. For more time activities click on the link to zip on over to that section of my site.
I've also designed an adorable Gingerbread Place Value game that makes practicing breaking down numbers a bit more fun. Print and laminate your teacher gingerbread house, as well as the black and white houses that students use.
Using a dry erase marker print a 3-digit number on the top of your gingerbread house. Show it to the children and have them break it down by writing the appropriate numbers in the 1's, 10's 100's windows on their gingerbread house - place value mat.
While they are doing that, you write the answer on yours.
When everyone is done, show the answers and have students self-check and correct if necessary.
You'll be able to whole-group assess by seeing who is changing their mat without embarassing a student. Continue playing by calling on quiet students to make up a number for the class to break down.
You can make inexpensive "dry erase" gingerbread mats for your kiddo's to take home by printing off the black & white gingerbread house on brown construction paper.
They color and trim. Pre-cut "window" squares out of glossy photo paper. They glue them to their gingerbread house for a quick, easy & inexpensive dry erase board that really works!
I made mini-dry erase boards for my kiddo's to use for fact-family fun or whatever else I wanted them to practice. They are a wonderful way to whole-group assess all sorts of stuff. To expedite things, a terry cloth square was also kept in the envelopes. Each child had their own that they kept in their work folder.
That's it for today. Thanks for visiting. Feel free to PIN away. "Tis the season for sharing!"
I'm off to go get the ingredients to make salt dough ornaments for the first time. I'm so excited. Wishing you a crafty day filled with homemade fun.
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