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.
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.
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!
My 100th Day of School Hat is available in my store on Teachers Pay Teachers. Click the image below to purchase a copy.
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Love the bright colors!
So cute and colorful!
It looks SOOOO cute!!!
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Very cute! On my way to TpT to check it out. Thanks!
Looks Great! Neat Idea!
Wow! I think I”ll change to this hat for our 100th Day! Thanks for the cutie! firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t have a long piece of paper to wrap around the child’s head, I like to use sentence strips! Love this hat. Too cute, Maria!
Our 100th day is in February, right before Valentine’s Day. The hat is so cute, I’m off to add it to my cart. Thank you.
The First Grade Princess
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!
Sooo cute! Love the idea and will have to add to my wish list to use for the 25th of January!
my 100th day is about 18 days away. email@example.com
How cute! ^_^
Darling Little Learners
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So presh! I can’t wait to make it with my kinders!
Can we get the template to print out? Thanks
The template isn’t a freebie. You can purchase it from my TpT store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/100th-Day-of-School-Hat-198391
Where did you find those smiley stickers???
They are perfect.
I think they came from Lakeshore Learning!
I would love to get this 100 day hat for my classroom. So cute!