Looking for a fun list of activities to do with your kindergarten and first-grade students that will help with counting to 100? These activities are perfect for daily use for the 100th day of school.
Celebrate Being 100 Days Smarter in the Classroom
Using unique books and videos is a fantastic way to broaden a student’s horizons when it comes to learning. Kids get to learn different ways to go about counting to 100 through engaging songs, delightful characters, and exciting activities.
As a teacher, you can rely on this carefully curated collection of books and videos to effectively teach math concepts in your classroom. These selections will not only prepare you for the much-anticipated 100th day of school but also inject some extra fun into your math lessons. So, let’s dive in and make math a delightful adventure for your students!
Table of contents
- Celebrate Being 100 Days Smarter in the Classroom
- Children’s Books and Videos for Teaching Counting to 100
- Children’s Videos for Counting to 100
- 100 Days of School Resources
- 100th Day Activity Fun Pack
- More Counting Activities for Kids
Children’s Books and Videos for Teaching Counting to 100
When it comes to teaching numbers to 100, incorporating videos and interactive counting books can be a game-changer in the classroom. Let’s face it: students can easily get bored sitting and listening to repetitive math lessons.
By introducing engaging and varied resources, we can ignite their curiosity and help them better absorb and retain the information. After all, who doesn’t love a little change and excitement in their learning journey?
This fun book is full of rhyme and repetition. The ants are trying to figure out the best formation to get to their destination. Hidden in the counting to 100 are some multiplication and division equations. Although these concepts may be more suitable for higher grades, the counting adventure itself promises endless enjoyment.
2. 100 Snowmen
Students get to count and add snowmen and join their silly snowball fight along the way. This fun book uses an activity many kids are familiar with to engage them in counting and a little bit of simple addition!
It’s the town’s 100th birthday, and George wants to see if he can count to 100. He knows how to do many things, but can he make it all the way to 100? Using common objects and things he encounters on his path, he starts at 1 and works his way to 100.
Invite kids to go on an adventure to discover numbers 1 to 100. This book details the numerals 1 to 10, and then 20 to 100 counted by 10s. The pages are cut in a way that has students guessing which shape or object will appear. It’s a great book for working on the formation of numbers.
5. Count to 100
Use this simple picture book to count all the way to 100. Each page has different objects and numbers to show kids how easy it is to count. The objects are grouped to help students identify quantities better. Have students help count while you read!
This book is wonderfully illustrated to showcase all of the numbers from 1 to 100. Students who understand the numbers and those who are still learning will appreciate the unique take on each of the numerals. This storybook is great for displaying to the class as one more way to see numbers.
The students in Mrs. Madoff’s class are counting pennies. They add a penny to the count every day of the school year. What will happen when they get to 100 pennies? How will they celebrate this momentous day? What will they do with their 100 pennies? Consider including a read-aloud session of this book as part of your collection of 100 Days of School Ideas.
The 100th day is almost here, but Jessica has a project she’s worried about. The class is supposed to bring 100 items to school on the 100th day, and she isn’t sure what to bring! She’s incredibly worried she will choose the wrong thing. Invite your class to count out 100 items of their own and then read this story together. Grab this book and guide your students with their own 100 days of school creation!
We all love Miss Bindergarten, and her 100th day of school is finally here. She makes some amazing surprises for her students and asks them all to bring 100 items to school. They can’t wait to share. Use this story to celebrate being “100 days smarter” and to invite students to bring their own items to class.
This whimsical book is filled with images to help students count numbers to 100 and recognize the numerals in front of them. The book comes with interactive pages to learn numbers, build counting skills, introduce simple math, and keep kids engaged as they listen. They will see all sorts of people, places, and things on the pages.
Children’s Videos for Counting to 100
Add some fun videos to your counting numbers to 100 lesson plans to keep kids engaged as they begin to recognize numerals. There are lots of numbers to remember, so fun songs and stories are a great way to engrain the information in their brains. Check out these exciting titles, songs, and stories you can use on the 100th day and every day of kindergarten or first grade.
Show students this sweet video with all sorts of ways to represent numbers up to 100. The beautiful illustrations are fun to look at, and the creator uses fun background noises to keep the students engaged.
Excite students in counting to 100 with this beautifully illustrated story. Find bugs hiding around the pages. Pause the book to let kids take turns counting on each page. As the story is read, students will also see partners of ten (or sums of ten) written out!
Get kids up and moving as they count to 100! Jack Hartmann is always great at providing fun movement videos and songs that get stuck in our heads. Kids will request this silly song! The numerals are shown on the screen as he counts and sings.
Celebrate the 100th Day of School using this video by Scratch Garden. The fun tune has students dance and take a little brain break. It’s great for the 100th day and for any day of the year to practice counting to 100.
Provide kids with a fun brain break for 100 seconds! The fun tune keeps them moving and laughing as they practice counting and jumping at the same time. Use it daily to practice or give kids an extra surprise on their 100th day.
100 Days of School Resources
FREE 100th Day Train
Build a 100th-Day train in your classroom with this printable activity! Laminate the cards and help students put them in order on the floor. Use it as a class activity or a small group strategy to help students who need a little push.
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FREE 100th Day Hat Craft
Create a 100th Day Hat Craft in your classroom with this FREE printable. Have kids add pictures of what they have learned to do during the first 100 days of school and celebrate being 100 days smarter. They will love parading their hats around school all day!
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100th Day Activity Fun Pack
Try the 100th Day Fun Pack by Proud to be Primary. It includes tons of centers, crafts, worksheets, games, and fun activities to help teach numbers to 100. There are pages upon pages of materials you and your students will fall in love with.
Inside, you will find a hat craft to track 100th-day activities, writing prompts, a 100th-day memory book, 100th-day activities, STEM challenges, games, and more! The activities are easy to add to centers or to a classroom celebration!
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