It happened! My eight year old finally crossed out the 100 block on his countdown page and we got to planning a party. In the midst of the craziest two months of my year so far (may the last 10 months be tamer, please), we spent the day doing fun stuff.
I’d like to give you a list of 100 things you can do to celebrate the 100 days of studies, but let’s be serious, you’re not even going to finish reading that list.
Here are some simple, and fun, things to do at your 100 day party.
1. Smarties grammar word mapping: pull out a book, remind your kiddos about the different parts of speech and assign colours to each part of speech…red for pronouns, orange for conjunctions, yellow for adverbs, green for articles (remember ‘a’, ‘an’, ‘the’), blue for nouns, brown for prepositions, pink for adjectives, purple for verbs.
2. 100 drops of water…a guesstimation game. Fill three glasses with water, one with a hundred drops and have the kids guess which glass is filled correctly.
3. Count to 100 game, using smarties, lentils, marshmallows, or chocolate chips. Encourage your kiddos to count by 2s, 3s, 5s, 7s, and 9s ~ whatever gets them to go fast (and practice their skip counting).
4. Listen to Serial while building marshmallow constellations. Okay, okay, not all of you are going to eagerly listen to that podcast, but we’ve been dabbling in forensic science.
5. Happy 100th day snack. One carrot, two cucumber slices…my version of fun food. For super cool food ideas, you know where to check: Pinterest (not my blog).
6. Listen to French podcasts while making grape geometric shapes with skewers or dried spaghetti. There are all sorts of educational podcasts available. We’re studying French and Latin.
7. Cookie or scone making with tea and a read-aloud in the afternoon…just because…who doesn’t like tea with reading in the afternoon?
8. Free writing…Use the word ‘100’ ten times in your story, and always give opportunity for kids to share their stories. Kids are free thinking and clever, and you will be entertained.
9. Paint a 100 dots. Just cause we need some decorations in our schoolroom. Oh, and balloons. Always balloons.
10. Roll the Dice game…till you can add or multiply your way to 100.
11. Write 100 Facts that You’ve Learned … the kids love sharing these and eagerly write their siblings ideas to grow their number as they share. I love hearing where their interests lie.
Congratulations to my kiddos! We have made it through to the end of February! Just two more months until spring fully breaks and we break for spring.