We celebrated a 100 days of studies!
It’s always fun to break up the Slump Month, to party in the middle of the traditional study season.
Here are some simple and fun things to do at your 100 day party.
Start with a 100 Day Breakfast.
This year, no one counted down the days to our 100 day party, except for me. So I invited everyone to the breakfast table for surprise pancakes. The clues were in the pancakes. (But not an easy clue.)
Play Smarties grammar word mapping.
Pull out any book, remind your kiddos about the different parts of speech and assign colours for 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. Make it a race to the finish. Whoever wins, gets the smarties!
Play the 100 drops of water game.
A guesstimation game. Fill three glasses with water, one with a hundred drops and have the kids guess which glass is filled correctly.
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).
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. You could choose any podcast. (And speaking of podcasts, have you seen my new podcast on Homeschool Mama Self-Care?)
Happy 100th day snack.
One carrot, two cucumber slices…my version of fun food. For super cool food ideas, you know where to check: my pinterest page.
Listen to a French podcast on 100 things.
While making grape geometric shapes with skewers or dried spaghetti of course. Geometric shapes has absolutely nothing to do with 100 day party, but it’s fun.
Cookie or scone making with tea and a read-aloud.
Of course we do this most days, because who doesn’t like tea with reading in the afternoon? And you know you’re a homeschooler when you drink tea during school hours.
Try to use the words one hundred in a narrative (a story). Read aloud together.
Paint a 100 dots.
Just cause we need some decorations in our schoolroom. Oh, and balloons. Always balloons.
Roll the Dice game.
…till you can add or multiply your way to 100.
Write 100 Facts that You’ve Learned this year.
I love hearing what the kids five favourite books this year or five things they’ve learned in science, history, French, Latin, writing, and five favourite activities they’ve done this year.
This year it was Stats of Life (CBC) and Everest Rescue (Discover). They remind me that we should be watching more documentaries.
Cause I never do it any other time. I’ll go along with whatever crafting anyone conjures in their minds.
Congratulations to my kiddos! We’ve completed 100 days!
We made it through to the end of February! Just two more months until spring fully breaks and we break for spring.