These activities were inspired by today's milestone: 100 days past my dad's stem cell transplant! Pinch me :)
At (almost) 2 and 3.5, my girls don't have a concept of 100. However, tonight Hazel (the oldest) asked her dad (a nurse) to explain how a person can change their blood with another person. She has struggled with her Grandpa's leukemia and frequently amazes me with her understanding & compassion.
Now that I work in an Elementary school, I'm well aware of the significance of Day 100 in school. It's a day when the youngest kids walk in with baggies full of 10 items. A day when they wear "100" on their crowns. A day of festivities. So, I headed online and found some printables. I printed a few and we got to work.
Here's the 100 grid chart I used.
She was really hungry, but didn't eat the fruit loops until after she finished her chart. I may never recover from the shock.
You'll see that we're ok with imperfection in this house. (Thank goodness, I'd hate to be forced to move out!)
Print the 100 color sorting mats here. This inspires me to make a more permanent placemat for sorting all snacks (like THRIVE strawberries, bananas & blueberries... a much healthier LGM-approved snack!)
Celebrating her first 100 and her Grandpa's Day 100!
Find the 100 glasses here.
Not only did these activities last longer than their typical attention span, but after we were done, Hazel sat quietly on the couch munching her necklace. BLISSFUL :)
This is why Fruit Loops won my love : FINE MOTOR SKILLS! Hazel strung all (minus a few appetizers) 100 of her fruit loops on yarn (cover one end with tape and tie the opposite end around a fruit loops so they don't all slide off). I was so impressed with her patience to finish the project.
I gave Heidi a pipe cleaner and she made a bracelet... granted she could only string on about 4 before eating them off. But that just made it more fun :)
I'll be adding fruit loops and yarn to our quiet bags for church and travel!