Each school and each grade of elementary seem to have unique requests for celebrating the 100th day of school. I think dressing like your 100 years old is very common for kindergarten. Another very common request is shirts with 100 things on them. That’s what we got to do this year.
Usually, for these 100th day shirts, the kids get to decide what goes on them. For Brian’s shirt this year, I may have nudged him along.
I have a memory of my sister-in-law Elizabeth doing a version of this idea for one of her girls. I couldn’t find a picture anywhere, but an image of it popped into my brain when I read the note B’s teacher sent home. There is no limit to when and in what way you remember people. Luckily, this memory made me happy and I enjoyed honoring Elizabeth while I made this shirt with little B.
I already had a plain shirt and tons of wiggly eyes in my craft stash. I only had to buy the puffy paint.
First, Brian counted out the wiggly eyes, then I glue-gunned them onto the shirt. I definitely made Brian count every single wiggly eye. I think the point of this is to help the kids understand the quantity 100.
So, the package says wiggly eye, but I’ve always called these googley eyes. What do you call them?
I used the puffy paint and drew a monster outline around the eyes. I didn’t over-think it. This is a shirt he’ll wear once.
(When I bought the puffy paint, I thought I remembered that the shirt I had at home was blue and the colors would contrast. Ooops! It still worked out I think, though contrasting colors probably would be better.)
I’m trying to take a picture of Brian in his shirt, and Cookie is trying to get him to play with her. This dog lives to play and especially enjoys getting in front of the camera anytime I try to take a picture.
This picture was “Brian, try to make a normal face.”
7-year olds. 😂
We have so much fun together. I soak up all the time I have with him while he is still little and he still thinks I’m cool.
Last year, I made a Dr. Seuss shirt for Brian. I think I’m noticing a shirt-related craft each year at this elementary school. At least shirts are relatively easy to do.
Brian is the last kid I’ll have in elementary school. The girls are all in middle school and about to start high school. I’m going to enjoy every last second of these silly 100th day projects.
After all, the time we have is precious. Let’s make the most of it.
From my home to yours,
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