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Need Suggestions for Child's 100Th Day Celebration at School

Hi Moms,

Next Tuesday is the 100th day of school for my pre-kindergarten son and he (according to the note that went home) can either 1) dress like he is 100 years old or 2) wear a "costume" with 100 "things" on it...like 100 dots or 100 buttons, etc.

This is a hard one to me and I am in need of your suggestions. I want him to be among those kiddos participating, but I have no idea what to do about how to make him look 100 years old (other than spraying gray hair paint in his hair) or 100 things to attach to an outfit...that wouldn't take 100 years to do (like sewing on 100 buttons)!!!

Please help! Thanks.

What can I do next?

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100 piece puzzles are easy to come by - you could probably glue 100 pieces to a cheap sweat suit from Wal Mart, a thrift store or the dollar store pretty quickly

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If he's old enough to be safe with it, you could do safety pins on a shirt, either by themselves or with beads. This way you can take them off later.

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Get a hot melt glue gun and stick on any thing like m&ms or skittles. Or get some little stickers like gold stars and just stick them on. Or use an old shirt and just draw on the numbers 1 -100 or 100 smiley faces with a sharpey. Don't sweat it and have fun!

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Hi fellow Mom!

I've run into this one a few times over since my two older children started school. And it's not the only "project" you're going to run into over the years. I've learned that there is absolutely no reason we should have to exhaust ourselves in order to help our children get the most out of something like this. The best thing is to get your son in on the fun. Here are a couple suggestions for a costume that are quick and relatively easy, require little investment (less than $30) and get your son involved in the fun of creating his costume:

Cheerio or Fruit Loop necklace:

Long piece of yarn and a box of cereal of your choice. Have your son help you count out 100 whole pieces of cheerios or loops and enjoy a few as a snack as you count. Once you have them counted out, hold one end of the yarn and have him thread the cereal onto the other end then tie the ends in a knot. Also, this particular project is easy enough to do that you and your son could make a necklace for everyone in his class and he could pass them out. At the end of the day, they can make a snack out of their costume accessory and it pulls in other kids in the class who might not have been able to dress up in a 100th day of school costume!

Fingerprint T-Shirt

Finger paint (primary colors) and a white t-shirt. You can pick up children size packages of three to five t-shirts at Wal-Mart. Get a slightly larger size than he wears, though. Let him have some fun putting 100 colorful finger prints all over the shirt and count with him as he puts each print on the shirt. Then hang the shirt up on the shower curtain rod overnight to dry. This is a project you could do on Saturday morning that would definitely be ready by Tuesday.

Hope this helps!! Just have fun with it and let your son help. He won't even realize he's learning to count to 100 in the process! Just remember to take a few breaks every now and then to help keep his interest.

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100 piece puzzles are easy to come by - you could probably glue 100 pieces to a cheap sweat suit from Wal Mart, a thrift store or the dollar store pretty quickly

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Get a baseball cap or fishing hat and tacky glue 100 pom poms on it. Have your son count out the poms.

I've seen hats with flowers, fake jewels, stickers, poms, wrapped candy (those red and white mints), straws (that hat was wild looking).

You could also do the same thing with a t-shirt. Just make sure you use fabric glue.

What ever you decide, just give the glue plenty of time to dry. Have fun with it!

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hot glue things on. i belive family circle mag had 100 things day with different ways of showing 100 days. flower or baby powder in the hair would be better than spray paint. a cane, and dressing with black knee high socks and shorts. perhaps even a little gut (pillow) under his shirt. you could glue on crayons, bugs, even puzzle peices. good luck.

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Get a hot melt glue gun and stick on any thing like m&ms or skittles. Or get some little stickers like gold stars and just stick them on. Or use an old shirt and just draw on the numbers 1 -100 or 100 smiley faces with a sharpey. Don't sweat it and have fun!

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The first thing that comes to mind is those round circle's that are used for price tag's, write the numbers on them and just put them on..Will come off later and will not hurt the clothes.

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My daughter is suppose to bring 100 stickers to school and they are going to each make a crown and stick the stickers on it. You could do the same thing with a baseball cap or any other article of clothing. You can buy a tablet with 100's of stickers in them at Walmart or Target for a couple of bucks.

Good luck,
K.

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can you choose a famous person that existed 100 years ago? This site will tell you famous people born in 1910. http://www.famouswhy.com/Born_Today/Year/1910.html
There were football players, baseball players, physicists......you name it. Why don't you ask your teacher if that will work?

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