This post is filled with ghosts of 100th Day past. My hundredth day isn't until Thursday but I thought I would look back at the years past to help me plan. Here are some of my favorite activities from previous years. This year I plan to have five stations that students will rotate through. We will pull a few new tricks out of our party hats that I will post about later. For now, I hope you will enjoy this combination of throw back posts!
Here are a few creative ways you can count practice counting to 100. Most importantly, kids are doing the work. 🙂 These are displayed in our Kinder hall by my teammates and I. We each do different things so they are fun to look at.
Counting by 10's, 5's, and 1's to 100!
I love this idea of counting to 100 by using pipe cleaners to make tally marks.
Have each student brings a bag of 100 items. We send home a note and a bag a week before our celebration. We get out the 100's charts so students can count each other's items. My teammate, Paula, took it a little further. She took some away from a few bags and added items to a few bags so not all would equal 100. Then the graphed their results. LOVE!
On the 100th day, I always do table rotations. Each group is at a table for about 15 minutes. This year our tables consisted of: Zero the Hero puppet, 100th day snack (to be eaten later in the day), 100th day necklace (stringing fruit loops), 100 gum balls (bingo daubers) on the gum ball machine, 100th day triangle for our class banner (sorry I didn't take a picture of the finished banner). I had a back up activity at each table too just in case they finished early. The kids worked so well and quietly too.
We also made these hats, a cute freebie we grabbed from Kinder-Craze.
I'll post later with what we did this year. What is something fun you do with your class for the 100th day of school?
Love and virtual hugs!