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.
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.
Markers make a bold statement...
But what child doesn't love stickers? Especially smiley faces that sparkle?
After the 100 circles have been filled in, students can use a yellow marker to highlight the word "smarter" by tracing around each letter.
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.
And there you have it!
A fun, meaningful activity to celebrate the 100th Day of School with style!
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How many days until your 100th Day of School?