The 100th Day of School is a pretty big milestone for most kids. It shows that the year is over half-finished and most schools, when they’re in session, will have celebrations of their own, from costume parties to healthy snacks. If you homeschool or you are still doing e-learning, how can you celebrate at home? Here are some great ideas:
Go “Old” School
Much of the learning that kids do today focuses on staring at screens or using technology. To celebrate the 100th day of school, go old school! Have your kids get off of the computer for a few minutes.
One of the reasons we like MindFinity so much is because it teaches families to play offscreen, educational activities. Our lessons require that parents spend a few short minutes learning to play the offline games every day, and then you and your child will be off and doing different activities that build inventive IQ.
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Have Kids Count Out 100 Of An Item
What does 100 Swedish Fish look like? How about 100 buttons? Have your kids count out 100 of a specific item and compare and contrast those items.
Create A Song About The 100 Days They’ve Had
For kids who are musically inclined, have them write a song about the 100 days of school so far. Some great backing music would be “My Shot” from Hamilton or “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift. They could easily write their own lyrics about learning multiplication, building volcanoes, and playing in the gym.
Hide 100 Of An Item
Want to get your kids moving? Hide 100 of a specific item somewhere around the house (and your yard) for your child to find. Hide some of these items in easy-to-find places and make some of them more difficult to find.
Throw A Party
Who doesn’t love a good party? It is a fun little treat to break up the day to day routine of life. Bake cupcakes, play music, and allow your kids to create 100-themed decorations.
Learn How To Count To 100 In Another Language
Another fun activity is to learn how to count to 100 in another language. There are plenty of YouTube videos out there about this, songs, and tools for just about any language. If your child is already learning one language, try to pick one they don’t know!
Put Together A 100 Piece Puzzle
This is a fun, easy task that will keep them busy (and quiet) for a few minutes. Depending on the age of your child, this could take five minutes or 25.
Exercises Throughout The Day
Pick a certain physical activity (toe touches, jumping jacks, situps, etc) and split it into a number that is appropriate for your child. For example, if your child is physically active, maybe break it into two sets of 50 repetitions of that specific move. For other kids, maybe 10 sets of 10 is a better idea. Whatever it is, get them to do 100 repetitions of the movement.
Write A 100-Word Story
Encourage your child to write a 100-word story. Not 99 words and no 101 – exactly 100 words. This will teach editing skills and help them to be more creative.
Use MindFinity To Help Them Enjoy Every Day Of Learning
MindFinity will have you dancing, drawing, singing, and more with your children all while learning these skills and building Inventive IQ. You can watch them progress systematically, and understand how they work through things that they may not understand to better support them when they have trouble in school.
MindFinity is a great tool for younger children (4 to 8 years old) and their families to have fun learning together for just a few minutes every day. For more information, reach out to our team today to get started.
If you want your child to have fun in school and take advantage of all the opportunities they are given, MindFinity is a great place to start.