Our day began bright and early with 100 Balloon Popping Party. Now this activity wasn't just about having fun and popping balloons, there was real learning going on (imagine that!). We went popping in groups of 10 and counted/recorded each balloon we popped - all the way to 100. The kids really got a sense of just how many 100 is because this activity took about 30 minutes. Everytime they popped balloons - there were more... 100 is a very large number. I can testify. I came into school about 5:00a.m. to start blowing up balloons!
We also made fruit loop necklaces. Each table group had a paper plate full of fruit loops. Before we began the activity we taped a string of yarn on the table where each child sits. (Note to self: do not ever use yarn again, instead use a thick string). The yarn began to unravel for some kids. We did place tape around the end of the yarn to make it easier to thread the fruit loops. The kiddos then got to choose a color and place 10 fruit loops on the yarn. At the end of each group of 10 - kids placed the corresponding number on the necklace (10, 20, 30, etc.)
The kids LOVED this activity. It took a long time (over an hour), but the kids actually counted to 100 and stayed engaged the entire time!. They were so excited about making the necklace they didn't even think about it being a learning activity!
This was only a couple activities we did for 100th day..... We did so much more. I'll add that in another post :0)
Whew!!! I'm tired.....................