The 100th Day of School is kind of big deal for our little learners! They’ve spent the first 99 days gearing up for the big 100th Day of School celebration. On this special day, my kiddos rotate to multiple different centers. Some of these 100th Day centers have more than one activity to complete. A number of skills are infused into each activity. The 100th Day of School is a great day to help further build number sense and fine motor skills! Here are just a few of my favorite fine motor activities for the 100th Day of School!
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100TH DAY OF SCHOOL STICKER MAT
Peeling stickers is great fine motor practice for little fingers! They are able to exercise their pincher muscles while peeling and sticking the stickers in groups of ten onto the sticker mat.
These stickers from Oriental Trading are perfect for our sticker mats! They have three designs to choose from… owls, smiley faces, and stars. The sticker sheets have exactly 100 stickers with 10 stickers in each row. It makes placing 10 stickers into each section on the sticker mat so simple!
100th Day of School Necklace
Every year on the the 100th Day of School, I have my kiddos make a Fruit Loop necklace. Just placing the Fruit Loops on our 10 frame mat is incredible fine motor practice. After filling our 10 frames with 100 Fruit Loops, we begin threading them onto some curling ribbon. This station usually takes the kiddos quite some time to complete, but all of the extra fine motor practice is definitely worth it!
This year, I’m going to have my kiddos use pony beads from Oriental Trading to create their 100th Day of School necklace. Threading the beads onto the bright cording is excellent fine motor practice. They’ll also be adding these 100 charms to the center of their necklace.
I printed mine on a full sheet of labels and punched them out using a 1 inch circle punch. Then, I adhered them to these bottle cap charms also from Oriental Trading.
The larger 100 charms are printed on card stock and laminated for durability. I’m hoping that my kiddos will wear these 100th Day necklaces a bit longer than the traditional Fruit Loop necklaces.
NUMBER 100 LACING CARDS
Lacing is another great way to practice fine motor control. On the 100th Day of School, we practice lacing all of the numerals in the number 100. I just printed them on card stock and laminated them for durability. I punched out the holes with a regular hole puncher, and tied a bright shoelace to the top of each one.
100TH DAY OF SCHOOL PUNCH OUT
My kiddos are obsessed with paper punchers; so any activity I can include them in, I do! Squeezing the puncher works their little hand muscles needed for proper pencil grip and scissor control. At this station, the kiddos punch 100 punches in their number booklets. I happened to have these shape punchers from years ago.
Since I only had three different shapes, I decided to buy a few additional punchers from Amazon. These punchers are actually a little easier to squeeze than my old ones.
When they are finished with their number booklets, they practice tracing and punching out the number 100.
Since my kiddos seem to have a difficult time squeezing the metal punchers I have, I grabbed these small punchers from Amazon. They are the perfect size for their little hands, and are easier to squeeze with just their fingers.
100 CUPS TOWER
These cup towers are an absolute favorite on the 100th Day of School. Carefully stacking each cup so the tower does not fall takes precise placement. You can bet holding and releasing the cup so delicately requires an awful lot of fine motor control.
MORE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Your students might also enjoy these digital 100th Day of School activities for virtual and in-person learning.
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