an activity for school-age:
Use math and color recognition skills to create a necklace celebrating 100 days of school.

before you begin:
Gather materials for making necklaces, including colorful beads and lacing materials.

activity goals:
To practice counting to 100 in various increments and sorting by color while creating a 100th Day keepsake wearable.

Children use math skills to determine how many beads of each color will add up to 100.

let's get started

step 1
Gather color sorted beads in bowls or cups.
step 2
Have kids cut the length of necklace they want, leaving room to tie it off.
step 3
Have the kids tie a knot at one end of the string so that the beads don't slide off.
step 4
Ask kids to choose the number of colors they want in their necklace. The number of colors should be divisible by 2 to be divided into 100 evenly.
step 5
Depending on the number of colors a kid wants, they choose the number of beads per color to make a necklace of 100 beads.
step 6
Tie the necklace off at each end and tie the ends together.