100th Day of School

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My youngest son has celebrated his 100th day of school today!!!! As a parent, and also a teachers assistant for a Kindergarten class, this is definitely a big event to celebrate for our little kindergarteners. Here are two fabulous ideas to do, for the special day to celebrate the 100th day!!!

Flashback: 100th Day – Transitional Kinder

In TK, my son was assigned to come to school on the 100th Day with a t-shirt that shows 100 of something. As always, I wanted an inexpensive, but still DIY-able project that shows effort, and fun for myself, and my son to enjoy. I created a fun One-Hondo Monster, using 100 different sized googley eyes, and some acrylic paint I already had.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • T-shirt
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush/Sponge Brush
  • Googley Eyes
  • Β Fabric Paint
    EXTRA’S:
    Water, and plastic or cardboard

Directions:

  1. I first started out painting my monster on the t-shirt. Using a plastic reusable bag, I used it as a backing surface to separate the front and back part of the t-shirt, so the paint won’t soak through.
  2. I free-hand painted my monster, using different paint colors.
  3. Set to dry, as said on the acrylic paint bottle. (I had set mine to dry for the evening.)
  4. Have your child help in the next part. He/she should be able to count along with you, as 100 is the theme of day. Your child was probably expected to count to 100 at this point of the school year as well.
  5. Using the fabric glue, glue on the googley eyes to the monster painted.
  6. Get creative!!! I had purchased a pack of assorted googley eyes, so the monster would look goofy and just, darn right adorable!
  7. Set to dry again, to allow the plastic of the googley eyes stick to the acrylic paint on the fabric.
  8. Enjoy and sport your new DIY’d 100th Day tee at school!!!

If you don’t have any of these item’s, I promise you, this will cost you no more than $8-$10. All these items are relatively inexpensive at the craft store, and can even be purchased at the Dollar store, and WalMart!! I’m talking about savings here!!

This next 100th day celebration project, is a poster displaying 100 items. What is something you probably have in your kitchen pantry already, will probably also save you a few dollars, and also a treat to enjoy will crafting! This year, as I’m a kinder aid for a local school in my area, our class was to come to school with a poster, or project, to display 100 items. A few children celebrated using beads on a necklace, other’s used pennies, and other’s plastic insects from the DollarTree. As the children arrived to school with their posters/projects, one of my students stood out the most, and gave me the great idea to try it as well, with my son right after I picked him up from school that day.

Here’s are great flavor blasted treat to celebrate the 100th day of school with some extra cheddar for your craft!!

What you’ll need:

  • Gold Fish
    (I had actually had a huge box of them, in my pantry already!)
  • Blue Poster Board
    (DollarTree has these posters at $0.40-$.050 a pop!)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Green Streamers/ or construction paper

Directions:

  1. Cut out a huge fish bowl out of the blue poster board.
  2. Count out 100 gold fish with your child, and create a fun pattern as the fish were swimming together.
  3. Glue on the gold fish.
    Be really, really patient as the gold fish we’re falling off with our Elmer’s liquid glue.
  4. Using the green streamer, cut out a few pieces to create sea-weed. Twist, and glue firmly.
  5. Set to dry.

 

…And viola!!! Another fun, inexpensive craft to enjoy with your children, using supplies you can find around the house, or can just spend a few dollars for (that’s a latte!!)

I’m a huge fan of the 100th day of school! I can’t remember celebrating it at all back in elementary school, but I’m so happy to celebrate the day with my kids, and also my students! What have you done with your kids for the 100th day of school? Comment below!!

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