Happy Saturday, friends! We are celebrating my niece's and mother-in-law's birthdays today, but I wanted to share all of our 100th Day fun since I promised I would be back! I actually set up eight centers for this day, which took us pretty much all day to complete!
At the first station, the kiddos made a 100 Days Smarter crown. This was a last minute creation that I whipped up the night before. First, the kiddos colored the school house and sequenced the numbers by 10's. I used strips of construction paper cut 3" x 18".
Then, I measured around their heads and stapled. The school house added just enough length so that the crown fit perfectly around their heads.
For station number two, we counted our 100th Day collections. First, we counted them by 1's using this counting mat I whipped up a few years ago.
Then, we flipped the mat over and grouped our collections by 10's.
At the third station, we created the ever-so-popular 100 gumball machine! The 100 gumball dots was yet another creation I whipped up a couple years ago. It provided the support my kinders needed to help them keep track of how many gumballs they made!
I just love their finished gumball machines, and they just love using the bingo dotters while making them!
For station number four, we created the number 100 using pattern blocks. You guessed it! I whipped this little ditty up the night before!
Then, we used Mrs. Wills' "Pattern Blocks" sheet to record how many of each shape we used to make the number 100.
At the fifth station, we used Mrs. Jones Creation Station's "My 100th Day Necklace" work mat to count our Fruit Loops in sets of 10.
Then, we strung them on a piece of curling ribbon... which I might add was way better than yarn, since it didn't fray! Thank you for the tip, Teeny Tiny Teacher! Plus, this little sweetie came up with a clever way to keep the Fruit Loops from sliding off the other side. She's such a little problem solver!
I actually bought the generic Fruit Loops from Wal-mart, and they worked out just fine! I didn't pre-bag any of the supplies, because I wanted the kiddos to create their necklaces using any colors for the sets of 10. Some of my sweeties made them rainbow necklaces, while others chose to create a pattern.
For station number six, we used Mrs. Jones' Creation Station's stamp books to make 100 stamps. The kiddos stamped 10 stamps on each page. At first, I thought they might need a ten frame on each page to use as a guidance for counting, but they did absolutely fine without it! I loved that I could hear them recounting after each stamp!
At station seven, we used this "Roll and Color" sheet from Sam Van Gorp to practice our addition skills! I gave each kiddo two dice and showed them how to add by counting on from the bigger number.
At the last station, we played a fun "Race to 100" game from Traci Bender at The Bender Bunch. Each kiddo played with a partner. Some of the kiddos used one game board with a different color teddy bear for each player. Each player started on the number zero, rolled the die, and moved forward that many spaces. The first person to make it to the number 100 was the winner! So much fun!
My kiddos had so much fun on the 100th Day! It took a little prep on my part to get all of the activities ready, but it was so worth it! I made all of my copies the day before, and then placed each activity in a separate tub so that we were all ready to go!
You can find all of the activities I created, including the gumball machine with numbered dots, and MORE in my 100th Day Center Activities and Craftivities pack on TpT!
I hope you are able to use some of the FREEBIE links! Enjoy your 100th Day celebration!
Now, I'm off to celebrate some birthdays!