If you’re like me, we can’t spend the entire 100th day of school counting things. That feels monotonous… even though it’s just for a day.
Here is a fun writing activity you can plan in your 100th day of school festivities. It’s a perfect activity to break up counting to 100 but still plays off the fun of the number of the day.
Plug this free printable mini book into your lesson plans. Use your normal writer’s workshop or writing time!
Print out a book (double-sided) for each student. All they need is their imagination and writing utensils.
There are two cute monsters featured to help students recognize the pattern in the story and to identify when the pattern changes at the end.
Students complete this pattern book by listing good things (or things that would be awesome to have 100 of) and not-so-good things (or, you know… things that could be terrible if they came in a batch of 100).
This is where the fun really comes in!
- 100 Reeses cups would be awesome – but 100 worms would be terrible.
- 100 princess dresses would be awesome – but 100 dragons would be terrible.
- 100 dollars would be awesome – but 100 band-aids would be terrible.
Don’t be afraid to generate some ideas as a class first to help your writers get started! A quick T-chart would be easy to set up on the fly.
Students will sound out their word and write it on the line of text on the page. Then they draw the matching item in their book.
Students don’t need to draw one hundred of anything in this book. In fact, I would challenge my budding kinder writers to make their illustrations of the item listed super big to fill up as much of the blank page next to the text as they could.
It’s a great time to practice drawing LARGE items, which kinders need to learn in order to show details in their pictures.
If listing 3 good and 3 not-so-good things is too much for your class, then simply print less of those pages for your class’ books. Simple fix.
The ending of the book is a cute twist. What would be the BEST thing to have 100 of?
- 100 hugs from mom?
- 100 minutes of recess?
- 100 pirate jewels?
I’ve made a few parts ready to color too in case your writers are fast! Kinders can color the front cover, the monsters and the letters on the ending page to help them continue working while others are finishing up.
Don’t worry if you don’t finish writing this book all in one sitting. The beauty of writing projects like this 100th day of school writing booklet is that they can last over multiple days and students know exactly what to do the next time they sit down to write.
These cute monsters are featured in more of the free 100th day things I’ve created for you!
Check out these little guys in:
- 100th Day of School Printable Necklaces
- Easy 100th Day of School Certificates
- Free Printable 100th Day of School Crown Headbands
- Printable Guided Reading Books for the 100th Day of School
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