When I was in elementary school, the 100th day passed with absolutely no fanfare.
That’s not the case these days.
Some schools go all out with parties and t-shirt decorating. We’ve never had to decorate t-shirts. Thank goodness.
But, we have received the “Please bring in 100 of one item for our 100th Day Celebration.” Eep. Help.
After I wiped the sweat off my brow and thought just a little bit, I had a ton of ideas. My daughter brought along a bag of cotton balls and I didn’t even have to go to the store. Easy-peasy.
To save you from panicking if you receive the same note, here are over 25 things to count to 100.
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Most of the items you’ll find on this list are everyday items. I’m sure there’s at least one or two things you already have at home.
If you do need to go out and purchase something, many of these items come in large packs so you won’t need to spend more than a few dollars.
25 Things to Count to 100
1. Puzzle pieces. Just grab a 100-piece puzzle. No counting needed!
2. Pony beads or any other larger bead
3. Cotton balls
4. Googly eyes
8. Paper Clips
9. Cotton swabs
16. Bottle Caps
17. Craft sticks
19. Mini erasers
20. Pom poms
21. Squares of paper. Just take a couple of pieces of construction paper and cut it into 100 squares.
22. LEGO bricks
23. Drinking straws
24. Pipe cleaners
25. Cap erasers
Food Items to Count to 100
Note: It’s likely that food items aren’t allowed at school. But, if you want to practice at home, these are good choices.
26. O-shaped cereal. But, don’t get the flavored kind because they can get sticky!
27. Popcorn kernels
28. Dried beans
29. Mini marshmallows
If your child brings home a note asking them to bring in small things to count to 100, don’t panic. You’ve got this. Easy-peasy.
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