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marlaine8
01-30-2012, 08:53 PM
My DS has to bring 100 items (non-food) to school for the 100th day of school celebration. Whatever it is, all 100 of them have to fit in a paper lunch bag. :confused3
Any help will be appreciated!

julieanddanny
01-30-2012, 09:00 PM
paperclips, buttons, beads, pompoms, pennies, rocks...

sk!mom
01-30-2012, 09:11 PM
From around the house: lego bricks, raisins, cheerios, cheez its, grapes. Really whatever.

I was more the kind of mom who would have gone and bought something that he could share like Hershey's Kisses.

Leajess99
01-30-2012, 09:44 PM
100 pompoms you can get at Michaels or even Walmart. If you con't want them back than the teacher could use them for art projects for the kids.

Or 100 foam hearts that could be used towards Valentine's day projects.

StitchandPooh'sMom
01-30-2012, 09:57 PM
Paperclips (make a necklace), Legos, pennies, toothpicks, straws, crayons, cap erasers - pretty much any small thing you can find around the house.

PrincessMama605
01-30-2012, 10:00 PM
From around the house: lego bricks, raisins, cheerios, cheez its, grapes. Really whatever.

I was more the kind of mom who would have gone and bought something that he could share like Hershey's Kisses.

I love this idea! My dd has the same project to do, I think I'm going to do that!

mrs.beast
01-30-2012, 10:57 PM
legos, paperclips, erasers, cards, pokemon cards, qtips, marbles, cotton balls, tissues, rubberbands, nuts, screws, washers, crayons, colored pencils, magnets, jacks, lincoln logs, puzzle pieces, lego men, bottle caps, buttons, beads, fun fusion beads (made into something), rocks, dice, pieces of paper, post its, little hand drawn pictures (our friend made 100 different dog pictures in a little journal-very cute), pennies, game pieces, fake money (like from monopoly), stickers,

3PrinceMom
01-30-2012, 11:20 PM
We did buttons. My son came home with them and we turned them into a frame with a pic on his 100th day of school.

MichelleTX
01-30-2012, 11:28 PM
Rubberbands

snoopy5386
01-30-2012, 11:28 PM
My DD just did this! We did crayons, 10 of each color.

Laurawill
01-30-2012, 11:34 PM
Somewhat OT but I have to share. I saw the cutest idea today that one of my friends did for her daughters 100 day party. She dressed up like she was 100 years old! Glasses, cane, hat, grayed out her hair, old lady skirt and blouse, very awesome!

kaleighmariesmom
01-31-2012, 07:35 AM
My dd's teacher suggested pennies, cotton balls, q tips...

I bought beads.

Swimalie
01-31-2012, 07:47 AM
Last year we did 100 glow sticks. I bought them at the Target Dollar Spot for about $2-3. I told the teachers the kids could keep them and they were super happy about that.

Swan4Me
01-31-2012, 07:49 AM
I have never heard of this:confused3
Yey so many of you are posting that others have done it-is it a new activity in school?

gbarstad
01-31-2012, 07:53 AM
100 small Lego pieces, 100 crayons, 100 small rocks, 100 marbles, 100 pennies, 100 erasers from "dollar store", 100 pattern block pieces, 100 letters printed and cut out on heavy paper, 100 paperclips, 100 hearts, 100 pencils

littlezar
01-31-2012, 08:06 AM
My kindergarten kid will be bringing in 100 Boxtops for Education!

When my older 2 were in elementary school, they could make a project with 100 of an item to be displayed at an open house type event. We did the 100 boxtops attached to a piece of posterboard with double stick tape in the shape of "100" (Afterwards, I pulled all of the boxtops off and turned them in to the PTA) There were also things made of legos, toothpicks, pretzel sticks, candy hearts and blocks (that I remember) A couple of kids had a collection of trading cards - baseball cards, pokemon cards, etc - there were also things like hot wheels cars, pencils/crayons/markers, and those little toy army men.

Jeff_G
01-31-2012, 09:15 AM
Tempting Sand grains... Lol let the teacher double check the count...

ktlm
01-31-2012, 10:22 AM
I have never heard of this:confused3
Yey so many of you are posting that others have done it-is it a new activity in school?

Seems like it is. All the schools are doing it around here, as are my cousin's kids a couple of states away. None of us have had quite as specific orders as OP though. We were told we could do pretty much anything 1) bring 100 of something (she gave the example of 100 pennies in a jar as something which was done very frequently in the past, which I think was a subtle request that she not get 21 jars of pennies) 2) make a craft using 100 of something 3) write 100 things you like or any other list of 100 things, etc. I know some kids have made, or are making shirts to wear that day. So far I've seen 100 pom pons glued into a design on the shirt and 100 of those jiggling eyeball stickers stuck onto a shirt in the shape of "100". DD originally was going to bring 100 Hershey's kisses in a jar and pass them out, but then we decided to think of something creative. We basically walked into the craft store with no clue to try to figure something out and she decided to get a posterboard and put 100 stickers of things she liked on it.

marlaine8
01-31-2012, 10:42 AM
Thank you, thank you! Some really great ideas! :goodvibes

IBelieveInTheMagic
01-31-2012, 12:11 PM
I giggled when I read this because I just got my email today from my DS' teacher that she almost forgot their day 100 was this Friday and asked for snacks to bring for them. :thumbsup2

When my DS was in Kindergarten, "we" cut out 100 Mickey Heads with the scrapbook punch outs and then glued them on a poster board and he wrote the numbers 1-100 on them.

For 1st grade I think we did snacks and she wanted a 100 of something so I think I did M&M's. This year I volunteered for Cheerios and I'm sure they'll do something with them in class. It sounds like they'll make their own snack or smores mix based on the list.

Have fun - some really cute ideas! ;)
Heather

justintime
01-31-2012, 01:09 PM
A girl in my son's class brought in 100 Barbie shoes.

truedisneyfan
01-31-2012, 02:34 PM
My son's 100th day of school was last Friday. He brought in 100 silly bands and they were all different. :rolleyes1 They counted by 1's, 5's and 10's. We decided not to bring something glued down because it would be hard to count with.

disneyofcourse
01-31-2012, 03:38 PM
Oriental trading company


Buy pencils or mini erasers and you should be good!

truedisneyfan
01-31-2012, 03:38 PM
double post

HelenePA
01-31-2012, 07:01 PM
today was our 100th day (celebrating the hump and counting down the days until May!!) Here is a list of what was brought into my son's class, in his group they brought in M&M's (my son) Cheerios, Raisins, Marshmallows, pretzels, popcorn, peanuts, cheezits, goldfish, cap'n crunch.

rvchat
01-31-2012, 07:49 PM
today was our 100th day (celebrating the hump and counting down the days until May!!) Here is a list of what was brought into my son's class, in his group they brought in M&M's (my son) Cheerios, Raisins, Marshmallows, pretzels, popcorn, peanuts, cheezits, goldfish, cap'n crunch.


we can't do food (rats and mice and roaches) so we did paperclips glued onto posterboard.

delmar411
01-31-2012, 08:52 PM
I sent one DS with 100 mini cupcake wrappers and the other with 100 mickey stickers. I was going to send 100 FPs but he had to describe the items so the kids could try to guess and that wasn't going to work.

raenyny
01-31-2012, 10:31 PM
we've done m and m's, conversation hearts, and pennies..this year my 5 year olds teacher sent home a 8x11 piece of paper with a heart in the middle ...the hundred items needed to be non food and fit in the heart...light enough to hang on the wall in school..ugh...lol...we did stickers...100 very small stickers..LOL

daisyduck123
01-31-2012, 10:55 PM
I have never heard of this:confused3
Yey so many of you are posting that others have done it-is it a new activity in school?

I started this 12 years ago with my 1st grade classes.

We have just a few guidelines for the activity:

1) no food items
2) project must be displayed in a creative way (don't just bring in 100 items in a bag)

MinnieGi
01-31-2012, 10:56 PM
My son plays ice hockey so last year for his 100 day project I copied a picture of a hockey puck 100 times, cut them out and then attached to a hockey stick to be displayed. But you could easily take any sport or hobby symbol and copy 100X and put in a paper bag.



To the poster asked if this 100 day is new, I can say I started teaching in the mid 90's and we were doing it then. :)

CountryKicker1
02-02-2012, 01:14 AM
My child took 100 water balloons, empty of course :laughing: Their teacher had them attach them to posterboard. It was very colorful.

rileyreese
02-02-2012, 07:16 AM
I have not read the other comments but what about LifeSavers!

rileyreese
02-02-2012, 07:18 AM
Sorry, that was suppose to be a new thread, my phone is crazy!

ktlm
02-02-2012, 04:05 PM
A girl in my son's class brought in 100 Barbie shoes.

Darn I wish I had seen that before we did ours! I think I could have gone upstairs and come up with that many pretty quickly. :lmao: I so would have had DD done that. It would have saved me the money I spent on stickers!

Yep truedisneyfan, good luck to them if they try to keep count of DD's 100 sticker art! I might have had a little bit of a mean streak at having to do the project. ;) I don't recall anyone ever making a fuss out of 100 days of school when I was a kid.

sorul82?
02-02-2012, 04:15 PM
My DS took 100 wheels from matchbox cars that had seen better days.

daisy_77
02-02-2012, 05:00 PM
we did 100 q-tips :)

aprilfoolwed
02-02-2012, 06:47 PM
By far, the easiest 100 things are puzzle pieces from a 100 piece puzzle! They are already counted for you!

My son is doing this both in kindergarten and day care.

For kindergarten, he needs to do three things. 100 food items (we were assigned Rice Chex) to add to a 100 Days Trail Mix, 100 items to count (I will send in beads), and he is to "wear" 100 items on a shirt for a fashion show. I will loosely sew 100 beads in the shape of a "J" on his shirt for that day.

For day care he just needs 100 items to count. More pony beads for that!

1308Miles
02-02-2012, 07:30 PM
Last year, I made DS (then 5) a t-shirt with 100 Mickey heads on it. It was a HUGE hit and it made another appearance at WDW a few weeks later!
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BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM
02-02-2012, 10:41 PM
My ds took 100 small legos. We also made him a shirt with 100 tiny, rainbow colored buttons glued on to form the number 100!

FloridaPixie
02-05-2012, 12:07 AM
We live in NW Florida along the Gulf Coast, so we are in the middle of the Mardi Gras season now, and my daughter's 100 day of Kindergarten was yesterday.

We counted out 100 Mardi Gras strands of beads and divided them in groups of ten. Each group was bound by a strip of cardstock so that they would not become tangled, and I had my 6-yr-old write 10 on each strip. I placed the groups in a green/purple gift bag that we happened to have, hanging out over the sides, so it was very festive looking.

I also dressed my daughter in her Mardi Gras pillow case dress and she had huge purple/green/gold bows in her pigtails!! After show and tell time, she gave out one strand of the beads to each classmate at the end of class to her classmates with the help of her teacher, and brought the rest home.

Experiment113
02-05-2012, 09:06 AM
We go to the dollar store & my son selects a pack of 100 stickers. At home I lay one of his plain shirts down and smooth out all the wrinkles. I section off the shirt with masking tape & show him where he should avoid placing the stickers (like along the sides of the shirt where his arms will rub against & then the stickers quickly come off). One year we did the stickers in rows of 10 and other years he didn't do any pattern. He just has fun making the shirt himself. At the end of 100th day, he usually shares stickers with his friends and then puts the rest in his sticker album. Easy & fun for him!

bushdianee
02-05-2012, 09:49 AM
This year one of my students actually brought in 100 grains of rice! Several kiddos brought in 100 pieces of pasta, pennies, trading cards, index cards,etc. I give the sugestion of making shirts with 100 of something on them. This year I had 100 wiggly eyes, dogs drawn with marker (a few years ago this child's brother did 100 flags from 100 countries all drawn and colored by him) stickers, dots and so on. They really love the 100th day celebration.

mjmartin01
02-05-2012, 12:52 PM
I just made a tshirt with 100 buttons glued on it for dd :thumbsup2

Coll0610
02-05-2012, 01:34 PM
DS only had to bring in the 100 things for kindergarten. We went to the craft store and bought craft sticks (like popsicle sticks, but different colors). A few years later those same sticks became part of a project where he had to make a model of a building.

eksb327
02-05-2012, 04:24 PM
Our kindergartener had her hundred day celebration a few weeks ago. Our project was a mobile made with an embroidery hope and ribbon. We attached 100 strips of ribbon around the outside. It was a different way to display 100 things, and she'll be able to use it as a bedroom decoration when the school is through with it.

KristiKat
02-05-2012, 08:30 PM
My DD5 had to decorate a Burger King crown with 100 items. We went to Michael's and bought little foam hearts and flowers and sequens. When we finished you couldn't even see that it was a Burger King hat. They also had a party and each child had to bring 100 food items. I had to count out 100 whole cashews. It's not easy finding whole cashews. The kids had a blast though.