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100 Days Project!

My son's teacher wants to celebrate 100 days of school with a project. The project needs to contain 100 pieces of something. It needs to be portable so my 6 yr old can get it to school, but I have *NO* idea of what to do. Her example was a picture that was made out of 100 beans. My son likes hockey and superheros, if that's any help. I'm at a loss. Any ideas would be *greatly* appreciated!

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We decided to paint popsicle sticks gray, orange & black (Flyers' Colors). We cut poster board in the shape of a hockey stick and glued 100 popsicle sticks to both sides. We also glued a "puck" on it and wrote "100" on it. It turned out really well and Brian could do most of the work on his own, although his little brother and I helped too. Too bad I can't post a picture because he was very proud of it. He even got a 100 grade for it! Thanks for all your help!

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We got the bulk box of cheap band-aids. My daughter had a ball opening them all and putting them on her clothes for the next day and then wore her project.

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My son loved Hot wheels at the time. He actually counted 100 cars and he carried them in. My daughter I think did cherrios. You could do almost anything. Could he possibly have 100 superheroes? You could do football, baseball cards, m&m's, marbles, raisins, Skittles. Unfortunatly, most of it is food. How about some popcorn kernals, or the packing peanuts? How about fingerprints? Sunflower seeds. There some ideas. HOpe it helps. Let me know what he chooses.

J.

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what about a pasta necklace? I remember making those when I was young- stringing uncooked multi-colored ziti or wagon wheels onto string. Good luck!

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We got the bulk box of cheap band-aids. My daughter had a ball opening them all and putting them on her clothes for the next day and then wore her project.

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J.,

I was really great about taking pictures when my daughter was little so when she had her 100 day thing at school we did a photo album of 100 firsts for her. such as her first smile, her first feeding and her first steps.. We did her first puppy, her first day home and the first time people held her.. The teacher loved it and said it was something she had never had done before.. Good luck in what ever you choose to do.

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My son loved Hot wheels at the time. He actually counted 100 cars and he carried them in. My daughter I think did cherrios. You could do almost anything. Could he possibly have 100 superheroes? You could do football, baseball cards, m&m's, marbles, raisins, Skittles. Unfortunatly, most of it is food. How about some popcorn kernals, or the packing peanuts? How about fingerprints? Sunflower seeds. There some ideas. HOpe it helps. Let me know what he chooses.

J.

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Check out a craft store or grocery store and find something that comes in a container of 100+ items. Once you decide what you will use, the idea for the presentation will be easier.

100 hockey stickers arranged in the shape of a hockey stick.

100 circles spelling out your son's name.

100 pieces of cereal in a drawing of a cereal bowl.

100 fish/sealife stickers on blue to represent an ocean.

100 elbow macaroni strung on a string into a necklace.

Just have fun choosing, counting and arranging the items in a way your son will enjoy doing it.

Love MaryAnne C's idea...just saw 100 pc superhero puzzles in Target the other day...could glue then all slightly apart so the total picture could still be made out...

Hi
My son did this very project last year and he made a Tshirt with 100 eyes on it..and wrote 100 DAZE.
Just an idea....
maybe your son could use super hero sticks on something..I forget if it had to be a shirt or anything?? Maybe he could do a collage??
Good Luck

If you have it on hand and are going to get it back I would suggest building something out of small legos could be fun for your son, if you don't have legos maybe find something similar around the house like sugar cubes or something. The other idea is to take a large construction board have him draw something on it and cut it into a 100 piece puzzle. Hope this helps.

I am doing this same project with my daughter, and she came up with cotton balls. They come in a pack of 100 and we are going to make a snow scene with them. Good Luck!

Our 100 day project is due the 6th...but it has to be something they can wear. Sometimes these things really can throw parents for a loop! I usually do a t shirt with things glued or a macaroni necklace. I will keep peeking back at your responses :-)

One year, my son made the number "100" three-dimensionally with 100 Lego pieces. He then secured it to poster board. It was great and his teacher loved it!! It took some time b/c he used exactly 100 Lego pieces and he wanted the 1 and the two 0's to be the same size, but no one in his class had anything like it. Each number was approx four Lego pieces thick and about 10 inches high. Good luck on your project.

Hey J.,

Oh, I love the "homework" for the children from school; ie. our homework, LOL. My suggestion is that you buy a very cheap book of stickers with footballs or superheros and have your son place the stickers in his drawing of a hockey stick or a superhero's cape or such. No gluing, no beans falling of on the way to school. Your son can choose the stickers, and draw and color and it will really be HIS project.

Just a thought! Good Luck. My daughter's hundred days is arriving soon.

ann m.

Hi Jamie, I am sooo glad we are out of that stage, I used to always do some kind of shirt for 100 days...we glued pompoms, painted with chunky stamps, glued beans on an old scarf... You could find a round stamp and do 100 hocky pucks, or paint 100 superhero thingy's on to a shirt, I recommend you use a long sleved t-shirt (that is a little big) so you can use the arms! Hope this gives you and idea or two!

I would glue 100 mini marshmallows to paper and draw a snowman on top. Simple and easy :)

*Stickers on a sheet of paper
*Pennies taped or glued or in a container to count
*cheerios (or other small cereal)
just a few!
I'm sure our project will be heading this way soon too.

J.,
You could have your son draw a picture of something, maybe a rainbow which contains 100 different colors and have him write the name of each on it's colored line. Have him cut out pictures of 100 superheroes and be sure to include their sidekicks if they have any or their emblems and put on a posterboard. Good Luck, A.

what about a pasta necklace? I remember making those when I was young- stringing uncooked multi-colored ziti or wagon wheels onto string. Good luck!

My daughter had to do this for her class last year. Some of the ideas I saw were dried macaroni, all types of stickers, and puzzle pieces (maybe one of those 100-piece superhero puzzles - you won't even need to count!)
Just have fun with it!

It's funny to read this because my daughter has the same thing due this week. We bought the candy conversation hearts & she counted them out. That way she can share them with the class when she's done. Another idea is to buy sports stickers and have him place them on a paper. You can get them pretty cheap at the craft stores. Good luck!

Hi Jamie, I had to do this with both of my kids. We used poster board and did 10 groups of 10. If he likes superheroes I would start with that. We used stickers, pictures off the internet, they even drew some. My son did aquatic reptiles and my daughter did farm animals. We had fun with it. The other idea is if he has a favorite superhero, you could use 100 pennies, or pebbles, or beans or whatever and use them to spell out his favorite hero.
I hope that helps you.

M.

Hi J.!

How about a 100-piece puzzle? You can build the puzzle and glue it to a piece of poster board so that he can transport it to school. When he brings it home from school, you can frame it and hang it in his bedroom. Good luck!

We had to do this project 2 years in a row with my twin boys. I let them pick what they wanted. We had pennies, toy soldiers, cheerios.

Hope this helps.

K.I.

How about something made from Target targets? There are a bunch of them on one Target bag. Can make them into a picture of a target.

It looks like you have LOTS of advice, so you probably don't need more...Here are a few suggestions though!

1. Something with sugar cubes.
2. Paper clips
3. Pennies
4. Jelly Beans
5. Fruit Loops
6. Buttons
7. Hershey Kisses

Last year my oldest made a snowman on construction paper out of 100 cotton balls. Other kids made necklaces out of 100 pieces of macaroni, or other pictures on construction paper with the macaroni. Or how about a picture on paper using 100 stickers?

I am not sure how to include the hockey/super hero theme but my sister had the same project. She used a shoe box and did a winter scene with mini marshmellows. She made snowmen and put trees and things in the box and it turned out really cute. And it was really easy for her to take on the bus. Hope this helps!! Good luck!

Popsicle sticks? It was the first thing that came into my mind... LOL!!! GOOD LUCK!!!

My son's teacher gave every child a posterboard with a preprinted grid with 100 squares on it that we had to fill. We went to Michael's and bought stickers that meant something to him or described something about his life and used those. Since you don't have the pre-printed paper you could put your stickers in any hockey or superhero shape the two of you come up with. My sone picked out all his stickers and placed them himself with guidence from mom so they didn't all end up in one square. lol. Good luck and have fun with it.

Hello, my daughter did that in kindergarten and we used 100 stickers ( we used heart stickers and made hearts out of 10 stickers each) I know the hearts probably wouldn't work for a boy but maybe you could find car stickers and make 10 little roads on a poster board with 10 cars on each road?? Hope this helps...this year she gets to bring in 100 pieces of food (candy, pretzels, lollipops etc...), to share with her class...should be a huge sugar high that afternoon!! Good luck!!

My son has to make a 100 day shirt to wear to school. We did 100 compasses (oriental trading is cheap) he put them in the shape of an arrow and painted "100 days in the right direction". Took some time but turned out cute.

I see you've got a suggestion of a hockey-stick shape. Rather than gluing 100 of something inside the outline, you could use a stamp, fingerprints, or 100 dots with a dot marker. You could also do an outline of 1-0-0 and stamp 100 stamps inside. If you are considering stickers, you might also consider foam shapes.
Spread the project out over a few days and have fun!

i see that you got a lot of ideas and i honestly didn't read them all. i used to teach 1st grade so i have a ton of ideas and there are websites devoted to the 100th day of school and a book too. what about a picture created with 100 fingerprints? that way there is only one thing to bring in. a fruit loop necklace is easy too and can be color coded by groups of 10. 2 easy ideas.

I really like the idea about making a hockey stick out of popsicle sticks!
OR O. other idea...how about comparing two groups of 100 of the same items to show how much smaller, say a package of 100 cupcake sprinkles vs 100 marshmallows or something bigger (but not so big that he can's carry it), marbles, squishies, pennies, etc. !?
You know, contrast a small group of 100 tiny things with a group of 100 larger things.

Good luck--this type of project brings many-a-good-mom to her knees! Like a punch in the gut! LOL

Could you find logos on line for 100 different hockey teams and print them out?? I know nothing about sports so i don't even know if there are 100 teams. I wonder if you called an area team if you could collect 100 used ticket stubs, or 100 player autographs-- that would be soooo cool. I would seriously contact a local team or his favorite team and explain the project to them, i bet they would be more than willing to help out some way.
Is there any food item that looks like little hockey pucks that you could collect 100 of.

neat project, i hope your son has fun with it.

Jamie,

Perhaps you should try the first 100 days of life, look at news paper articles, pictures, games you all played, first smile, first laugh, first song, ect....

Hi J., My kids loved doing the 100 days project. My son walked around the house and found small things we could glue on some poster board. I would use poster board or cardboard to be more durable. He picked out paperclip, toothpicks, noodles, beans, stickers, rice, eraser, peanut, marshmallow, shell, leaf, button, cotton ball, what ever he could find. I used a glue gun, it holds the stuff so much better. He had a blast, it was like a scavenger hunt. Didn't take long to find 100 things, we did use a few duplicates. Hope this helps.

My friend is a teacher and has her own web site. She also writes a blog for moms and today I saw a comment there about 100 days that links back to her web site for ideas. Here ya go, I hope this helps.
http://www.teachingheart.net/hundreddays.html

He could glue together 100 popsicle sticks (from a craft store) or toothpicks - depending on how big he wants it - to make a hockey stick . . .

we did beads ,feathers...cheerios,noodles, buttons..pasta

My son had to do this last year. He used cheerios, mini marshmallows, pennies, stickers, flat little stones. I scrapbook so I had him look through my supplies and he picked out some things. He worked on his in school, but they used their items to make the number '100' on poster board. You could always draw a hockey stick and puck and use the items to decorate that! Good luck.

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