Thursday, January 12, 2012


Macarena Count to 100  (Better Bodies and Brains CD)

1  (Right arm out palm down.)
2  (Left arm out palm down.)
3  (Right palm up.)
4  (Left palm up.)
5  (Right hand on left shoulder.)
6  (Left hand on right shoulder.)
7  (Right hand behind head.)
8  (Left hand behind head.)
9  (Right hand on left hip.)
10  (Left hand on right hip.)
(Clap two times.)
That is one ten.  (Hold up one finger.)

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (clap clap)  That is two tens. 


Activities: Skip count using the Macarena.  Counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, etc. will help children with multiplication. 
Do expanded notation with the body movements.  Clap the ones, stomp the tens, and snap the hundreds.
Can children count backwards from 100??

100 Exercise – Do ten sets of the following exercises:  toe touches, jumping jacks, arm circles, hops (on one foot), waist twists, squats, scissor jumps, hops (on the other foot), jog (in place), windmills.

$100 Book – Enlarge the front and back of a $100 bill on the copy machine.  (See January, 2007 for a pattern.)  Cut paper and staple inside.   Children make a book about what they would do with $100.

100 Art – Cut a “1” and two “0’s” out of construction paper.  Children glue them on a sheet of paper to create a “critter.”  They can decorate it with crayons, markers, or paint.