January 13, 2013

100 Days Smarter!

There is something about the 100th day that makes it truly the best. Maybe it's the streamers I hung from the door, the other "party like" decorations or maybe its the fact that my kinder babies feel like they have accomplished a huge task...whatever it is I LOVE it.

We had a jam packed day using things from my 100th day of school unit. We made Fruit Loop necklaces, crazy hats, built 100 piece creations, played a 100 chart dice game, made posters with 100 things on them, and had a snack with 100 pieces of food.

I was able to take pictures of most of what we did (yay for my New Years Resolution!) but of course forgot some things too!!

We started the day with our fruit loop necklaces. I knew these necklaces would be a time consuming task with both the counting and the fine motor skills- so we started early and everyone finished!!

We made our 100 posters next! I gave the students 10 small cups to help them count out their pieces. They put 10 of each object in their cups, had a friend check their counting, and once all their cups were full they were able to glue.

If you want the saying on each of these posters send me an email and I will get you a copy!

Of course I forgot to make the copies to let the kids use my 100th day crown so we made these "crazy" hats instead.

Next we built our 100 piece Lego/block creations. The kids did a great job building one creation using problem solving and team work!

I hope you all have a wonderful 100th day of school also!

You can also pop over to my TPT store if you are interested in my newest unit for Valentines Day!



  1. Hi Carrie! I clicked through your post on the TPT forum to check out your blog. It looks great! I used to teach K, and I remember doing activities like that for the 100th day. One year, when I was co-teaching, we had the kids pop 100 balloons! That was extremely noisy! I am now following you!

    The Reinspired Teacher

    1. Lori, thanks for stopping by! Popping 100 balloons sounds like a ton of fun! Last year I saw a countdown to the last day of school and they had 10 or so balloons and they popped one each day! The balloons had a fun activity for the class! I may have to remember that for the end of the year!

      I am going to hop over to the reinspired teacher now!

  2. Hi Carrie! It looks like your kiddos had tons of fun. I love the 100th day of school too! My kiddos always love the fruit loop necklaces...and the 100th Day trail mix. =)

    I am happy to be one of your newest followers. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and becoming a follower Heather! I am a follower of your blog too now!!

  3. Love all your 100 day activities! I am your newest follower! :)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  4. Thanks so much! The 100th day is one of my favorites! I am on my way over to check out your blog now! =)

  5. Loved all the pictures! Your 100th day sounded fun!!! I'm glad I found your blog!!!

    1. Thanks so much! We sure did have a good time! Thanks for commenting! Off to check our your blog now!

  6. Great pictures! I love how you've displayed the pictures on your blog with the cute paper and all. I'm going to have to borrow that idea. :) It makes it look so cute. We did some similar activities on the 100th day (pizza/toppings & fish in the tank). You have some unique ones though. I love the heart & the star. I'm pinning these for next year! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow! You really packed a lot of skills in the one hundredth day activities. It's so true that they can count and develop fine motor skills at the same time! You incorporated place value in the fruit loop counting activity by having them group by tens. AND, developed cooperative learning by having them check a friend's counting. Thoughtful planning on your part. Well done.