Hooray! Hooray! It's the hundredth day! Today was our 100th day of school and I wanted to plan some fun and age appropriate hands-on activities to help my babies learn about 100. We had a great time and I can't wait to share these activities with you, too! So, keep reading!
Are you looking forward to celebrating the 100th day of school with your children? It can be a great way to have a theme learning day. I'm here to share with you a few ideas. These activities are hands on, fine motor skill supportive and technology integrated.
100th Day Confetti Art (Fine Motor Skill)
This was super fast and easy to prepare. You just need to chop up some narrow pieces of construction paper with scissors.
Depending on your children's ages, you may want to write out the numeral, 100 for them with the squeezy glue. Stick glue will not work well for this project.
Let them place the confetti pieces on the glue as they please. Using no more than 3-4 colors of construction paper makes it look really pretty and more coordinated.
100 Building Blocks (Counting to 100 in groups of 10)
This was the most fun activity and it's great for your little ones who are learning to count because they only have to count to 10. Plus, they love that you're playing with their blocks!
You'll need a lot of space for this, such as the top of a kitchen table. Count out 100 blocks into a container. Then count out 10 groups of 10 onto the table. You'll likely need to help your kids space out and organize each group neatly.
This was a great activity for my preschooler and my first grader who enjoyed lining the blocks up, counting to 10 each time and seeing what 100 looks like!
Technology 100th Day Games
I like to incorporate some constructive screen time into my children's week and PBS Kids is a great way to do that. There are a couple of 15 minute episodes of Curious George and Peg + Cat in which they can form concepts about the number 100.
Curious George Auctioneer
Curious George finds himself bidding on a pair of hand-made mittens for 100 dollars. The ever so patient man with the yellow hat explains to George that he only has a dollar and 100 dollars is much, much more by laying out rows of popcorn in 10 groups of 10.
Peg + Cat 100 Chickens, 100 Space Rocks
In these episodes, Peg, Cat and Ramone collect 100 chickens and return them to the coop. In the space episode to follow, they collect the chickens again, in space, by collecting in them in groups of 10.
Peg + Cat Chicken Coop
In this game, your babies can count to 100 one chicken at a time as they move the chicks into the coop. This silly, fun game was a big hit at our house!
Leading up to the 100th Day
At the beginning of our school year, I placed a blank 100s chart on our calendar wall. As part of our calendar time during math, we daily color a square on the chart counting to 100. It's been exciting to count up to 100 and see the patterns on the chart. You can get a free 100's chart here. These are the ones we use!
And you can keep counting past 100 if you choose!
As part of our Calendar Time, we also build the numeral representing the day with ones and tens units. When we get to a new set of ten on the chart, we trade ten ones in for a ten strip. The idea of trading helps build double digit addition concepts later. You can read more about using base tens here.
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