Today is officially our 100th day of the homeschool year. I knew I wanted to do a few fun themed activities today about the number 100. Here is what we will be doing:
- Counting to 100 – This would be the obvious activity. I printed out a hundreds number chart for each child from ABC Teach. Depending upon age they will count to 100 by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s, putting a dot on each number with one of Mommy’s highlighters.
- 100th Day Shapes – This is an activity I printed from the membership area of ABC Teach. The first page is a large outline of the number 100. Inside each numeral are shapes: circle, cylinder, heart, star, cube. The kids have to search and find all the circles and color them orange. They add the number of circles to a bar graph. Then they color the next shape a different color and graph it. After all the shapes have been graphed they will answer some questions using the graph they made. The great thing about this activity for Joseph and Emma is the repetition of counting the shapes. Makayla likes graphing, so using the graph to answer questions will be fun for her. (Yes, I said fun. I’m just grateful that she finds something math related fun.)
- Chutes and Ladders – We’re going to play a family game of Chutes and Ladders with Daddy. Did you know the board for this game has exactly 100 numbered squares? How convenient is that? This is one of those children’s games that can drag out f-o-r-e-v-e-r. While usually we would set the timer and be done whenever it beeps, today we’re really going to play until we make it to 100. I’m hoping with so many players that someone will make it there in the first half hour.
That’s it. We’re just keeping it simple. I thought of many more elaborate plans for our 100th day, but, in the end, the kids will enjoy a few fun activities more.