Celebrate 100 days of school with these DIY balloons and fun goodie bags. This is a sponsored post but all ideas and opinions are my own.
If you are or have ever parented a preschooler or kindergartner, you are aware that the 100th day of school is coming up! I don’t remember ever commemorating this occasion as a student or a teacher, but it is definitely a big deal now! I think it’s a fun way to break up the winter doldrums and get kids excited about counting and numbers. My youngest child is in kindergarten, so I decided to put together some fun 100th day of school goodies for him to share during his class celebration.
I found everything I needed for these treat bags at Oriental Trading Company. The giant treat bags will be perfect for the kids to use to take home all the activities they make in class. I’ve added some fun 100 day glasses for the kids to wear, an activity book so they can continue the fun at home, colorful stickers, and a 100 days coloring sheet. The coloring sheet has circles so that kids can use paint stampers to fill in the circles as they count. It’s a great visual representation of what 100 looks like. I plan to use the sheet with my kids at home to fill with objects they collect (like pennies, Lego minifigures, and Shopkins). It will be fun for them to test and see if they have 100 of these little items.
Every celebration needs balloons, so I am going to make some that the teacher can reuse again and again. These shiny, metallic balloons are actually made of fabric! Here’s how to make your own 100 days celebration balloons.
Supplies Used to Make Your own 100 Days of School Metallic Balloons:
Step one: Draw the numbers on the non-shiny side of the Oly-Fun fabric. You can use a stencil or draw them free hand, like I did. You will need two pieces for each number, a front and a back. Cut out the numbers.
Step two: Use hot glue to seal the edges of the front and back of each number together. Leave an end of the number open.
Step three: Push Poly-Fil fiber fill into the opening in the number. You can use a plastic stick to help fill the number. Once it is full, seal the open end with the hot glue gun.
I used a length of metallic cord to string the numbers together. I quickly stitched the cord to the top back of each number. The metallic numbers make a great back drop for pictures to celebrate 100 days of school, and they also make great decor for any class party. Have fun crafting and creating and celebrating with your little scholars!