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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.
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 6.5×8″. 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.color-100-hat
Mount the decorated paper onto an 8×9″ sheet of brightly colored construction paper and staple the headpiece onto a 3×18″ 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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My 100th Day of School Hat is available in my store on  Teachers Pay Teachers. Click the image below to purchase a copy.

More Ideas for Your 100th Day of School

Looking for more 100th Day inspiration? Click any of the images below to read more bout how I celebrate the 100th Day of School in my classroom.

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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  1. 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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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)


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