Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Hat for the 100th Day

Our 100th Day of School is a little over 3 weeks away and the celebration plans are well underway. I am SO excited to have my kinders make my (newly revised) 100th Day of School Hat! I love this project because it is cute, makes a bold statement, and helps students to gain a real sense of 100 as a quantity.
Cute hat for the 100th Day of School, $2.50

The finished hat reads "100 Days Smarter" and the the digits in 100 are filled with one hundred circles for students to decorate. Students can color the circles with markers or crayons (or, place small stickers on each circle if you want to be the coolest teacher ever.)

Decorating and constructing the hat is a simple process, but is involved enough to keep my over-excited students occupied.

And let's face it: occupied students=a happy teacher. 

hat craftivity for the 100th Day of School

To begin the project, you will need to print the template onto white copy paper. The actual text measures approximately 6.5x8". Just trim off the white edges from around the print to begin. Distribute decorating supplies (markers, crayons and/or stickers) so students can fill each of the 100 circles on the hat. 
use markers or stickers to decorate a hat for the 100th Day of School, $2.50

Markers make a bold statement...
Cute hat for the 100th Day of School, $2.50

But what child doesn't love stickers? Especially smiley faces that sparkle?
use stickers to decorate a hat for the 100th Day of School, $2.50

After the 100 circles have been filled in, students can use a yellow marker to highlight the word "smarter" by tracing around each letter.  
Cute hat for the 100th Day of School, $2.50

Mount the decorated paper onto an 8x9" sheet of brightly colored construction paper and staple the headpiece onto a 3x18" strip of construction paper in a contrasting color. Wrap around the student's head to determine a good fit and staple the loop closed.
Cute hat for the 100th Day of School, $2.50

And there you have it!
A fun, meaningful activity to celebrate the 100th Day of School with style!

Buy It!

My 100th Day of School Hat sells for $2.50 on Teachers Notebook and Teachers Pay Teachers. Click the store name of your choice to purchase a copy.
Cute hat for the 100th Day of School, $2.50


The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post that includes their email address will receive a FREE copy of this Craftivity!

How many days until your 100th Day of School?


16 comments:

  1. Love the bright colors!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  2. So cute and colorful!
    teachinginhighheels@gmail.com

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  3. It looks SOOOO cute!!!
    Sweetpea5910@hotmail.com

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  4. Love it! pks0221@suddenlink.net
    Pam

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  5. Very cute! On my way to TpT to check it out. Thanks!

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  6. Looks Great! Neat Idea!
    jdcpuska@hotmail.com

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  7. Wow! I think I"ll change to this hat for our 100th Day! Thanks for the cutie! smskdg@hotmail.com

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  8. If you don't have a long piece of paper to wrap around the child's head, I like to use sentence strips! Love this hat. Too cute, Maria!
    Sarah

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  9. Our 100th day is in February, right before Valentine's Day. The hat is so cute, I'm off to add it to my cart. Thank you.

    Terri
    The First Grade Princess

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  10. So, now that I teach lower el, I would totally do this once a day to build to the 100 circles! Then it would build anticipation in my too smart second graders! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  11. Sooo cute! Love the idea and will have to add to my wish list to use for the 25th of January!

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  12. my 100th day is about 18 days away. vhair61215@gmail.com

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  14. So presh! I can't wait to make it with my kinders!
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