We’re approaching the 100th Day of Kindergarten with our children, or as I like to say 100 Days Smarter! We did a few activities to learn about 100 and thought we’d share. I love these ideas because they teach multiple concepts in one. We enjoy providing learning opportunities and projects for our children afterschool and/or on the weekends with our 5 year olds. Because our time is limited, it’s great when we can tie in multiple concepts into a project to help save on time and most importantly to make it more meaningful.
Here are a few activities that we created that relate to our 100th day of school that we’re celebrating this week but also ties in Valentine’s Day, Random Acts of Kindness, plus teaching Math and Reading.
We found a special Valentine’s Day Poem and thought it would be nice to give the birds their very own Valentine. We’ve been working on Random Acts of Kindness the past month. We printed out the poem for our wall to memorize and then created our Bird Seed Heart.
Here’s the Valentine’s Day Poem
A hundred, did I say?
I gave a thousand Valentines
one cold and wintry day.
or any other words,
because my Valentines were seeds
for February birds.
Make your Own Bird Seed Heart
Draw a heart onto cardboard and cut out. Create a hole at the top to attach the string from at the end of the process. Then generously spread peanut butter onto the cut out heart cardboard. To create our Bird Seed Heart we collected 100 Black Sunflower Seeds to line the outside and then sprinkled our”1000″ seeds in the middle on the front. Make sure you press the seeds down so they done fall off when you pick them up. Then insert the string into the whole. Hang outside and observe. Hang up the Poem somewhere on your fridge to remember the special poem.
100th Day of School Sign
|You can use themed stamps to create many different crafts!|
We’ll be making Valentine Cards, Family Mailbox and Valentine Patterns with these too!
Base ten blocks are cool to begin with and a great way to show numbers in a concrete way! At our house, we have been working on building numbers from 0-100! I’ve been trying to use our light box more and this was the perfect actvity. We found a set of transparent pink and blue base ten blocks at a garage sale last year and were able to see them very clearly with our light box. These are great because they connect together and form a 100 block, which we can stack on top of the pre-made hundred block to compare and then to count by 100’s. Isn’t math just exciting