Practise counting to 100 by 1’s with upper and lowercase alphabet cards and blank hundreds board.
Count with the Alphabet for the 100th Day of School
Practise letter recognition and counting to 100 at the same time!
Through this 100th Day of School activity, students will independently identify and write upper and lowercase letters until they have filled their entire chart.
We’ve included 52 alphabet cards and a blank hundreds board recording sheet in your download. All your students will need to get started is a pencil!
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
Challenge fast finishers who already understand the concept to count by 5’s (or 10’s) and use a single colour crayon to fill in those squares on the chart.
More Counting to 100 Activities
This resource can be used in either your maths or reading rotations as an independent practice activity. We also suggest using it to reinforce your small group and full-class lessons in the following ways:
🔍 Scavenger Hunt
Hide all 52 letter cards around the room when your students are not around. Then hand each student a recording sheet and set them loose. As soon as they find a card, they identify the letter and write it TWICE on their recording sheet. Then, they leave the card in the same spot they found it and then set off to find the others. (Note: You may want to make a rule of only one student/team at a time per card. If not, things could get a little crazy!)
🧠 Memory Match
Bonus points for this version of the game as it helps students with their memorisation skills! Students shuffle the letter cards and lay them all face down in equal rows. Each player takes their turn flipping two cards to find a matching upper and lowercase letter. When they find a match, they write both letters on their recording sheet. Play as many times as you can to fill your sheet to 100!
🐟 Go Fish
It’s easy to turn these cards into a game of Go Fish! Shuffle the cards and pass out 7 to each player. The remaining cards go in a pile in the centre of the play area. Taking turns, players ask each other for upper and lowercase letter matches. When students get a match, they write both letters on their recording sheets and shuffle the cards randomly back into the centre pile. Gameplay continues until either player has filled their entire sheet.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Print letters on thick card for added durability and longevity. Make multiple copies of the recording sheet, and place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for an easy-to-grab activity.
Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on thick card and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
Before You Download
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose either the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet is included with your download.
This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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