This was a fun and exciting art activity that we worked on the whole week around the 100th day of school. My grade 1 kids first coloured in their letters, some using fancy lines and designs, others keeping it simple with solid colouring. Then they chose their items to glue on from a selection of more than 10 bowls of items that I had set out on a table. Things like: beans, cheerios, cinnamon hearts, glitter gems, stickers, small beads, sunflower seeds, etc. Anything small that I could find! They counted 10 of one item, placing them in a small dixie cup, taking it back to their desks, gluing them into the first letter, then going back for 10 more of something else. They did one letter at a time! I used liquid glue in small pastic cups with q-tips for dipping into the glue. For our writing sessions, I photocopied the writing squares onto separate pieces of paper to make the writing process easier. When they were finished, I taped sheets onto their posters in the correct space. My students really enjoyed making these large posters, and we were able to relate these to Media Literacy curriculum expectations, discussing the purpose for the poster, the audience, and the intended message. So overall, I think these are an excellent and fun tool for integrating art and literacy!!
By Leapyear Fan from , ON
Not For Me
I bought it as an in class activity for the 100th day of school, but I didn't even end up doing the activity because I needed to purchase beads, etc. to fill the 100. Instead I will keep them for next year and hope I used them.
By Andre from , CA
My class loved this!
I set up about 12 stations (fruit loops, stars, toothpicks, stampers, buttons, etc.) and let the students choose 10 of them to complete their groups of 10. I would definitely buy these again!
By Seasoned Teacher from , NE
This product was used at eh 100's day celebration. I do ones/tens daily as part of my calendar. The Kinder's were able to do this activity with no problems...in fact, as soon as the directions were clearly explained, they were waiting /excited to get started.
By Hazey's Place from , CA
Fun way to count by 10's
I used these with my kindergarten class on the 100th day. My students loved them! It was a fun way to practice counting by 10's and to show their creativity. I will definitely be ordering these next year.
By Kindergarten104 from , PA
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