Today was the 100th Day of School for my Kindergartener! Our school celebrates this big day in many ways including a parade, a visit from a superhero named Zero the Hero, and an in-classroom 100 Day Project Museum where all the children get to showcase their personal project to commemorate the 100th Day of School. It was cuteness overload!
The guidelines are loose on this project and we’re really encouraged to be as creative as we’d like to be. The only hard rule is that we have to showcase a collection of 100 items in groups of 5 or 10 to reinforce their burgeoning math skills. I did a little Pinterest searching and saw a lot of fun ideas but nothing that jumped out at me, so I decided a trip to the craft store with my Kindergartener would be just the ticket for inspiration.
And it was! We came up with several ideas (one was a beaded necklace with ten colors of beads, another was a collection of mini clothespins) and then we walked through the paint and stamp aisle. It was really the stamp pad that inspired the idea of fingerprints, but we decided to buy the washable paints which we needed to refill at home anyhow. We picked up a folding foam board and we were set!
Here’s our project! We did ten fingerprints of each finger. So easy and fun. I used a ruler to draw equal lines across both sections of the foam board so we could stay on the same line but we did free form on the way down. It’s Kindergarten after all!
This is one project that I’m definitely keeping.
Do your children do a 100th Day of School Project? What did you do?
Author: Candace Thomas