## Wednesday, April 15, 2015

### Play and Learn With a Hundred Chart

Don't think I'm crazy, but I really believe that hundred charts can be tons of fun. It's a perfect base for any number of math games.

Why the hundred chart? Well, it's an important math tool in the elementary years. It's a map that shows number order and highlights patterns among the number. I got down to basics in my Math Homework 101: The Hundred Chart post. Check it out for the low down and to get your own printable hundred chart.

The hundred chart is not just for school. You can use it at home in all sorts of fun ways to help your child review math. You can absolutely have fun with it and your kids will be learning a ton in the process.

Here are some great hundred chart ideas I found on some of my favorite blogs.

Can you paint 100 colors? Turn your hundred chart into a work of art with this project from NurtureStore. You'll even find some additional activities to do with it once it's complete.

Do you have a light table? Still Playing School has a couple of great ideas using the light table. First, she shows you how to find patterns on the hundred chart.  She also made a bottle cap hundred chart. This one can be used on or off the light table.

Buggy and Buddy has a great explanation about finding number patterns on the hundred chart. Plus, she's got an awesome free printable hundred chart book of patterns. Awesome!

You can use a hundred chart to make pictures. This Reading Mama has free Mystery Letter Hundred Charts you can download and print

Go on a penny hunt and put them all on a hundred chart. Rubberboots and Elf Shoes shows you how.

Coffee Cups and Crayons played with a sticky hundred chart on a window. So much fun! Check out all the ways you can use it.

Playdough to Plato shows you how to make hundred chart puzzles. Can your child reconstruct a hundred chart? These are so much fun to do!

For another kind of hundred chart puzzle, check out our fill-in-the-blank puzzles. They're easy to make for kids at any level.

Finally, if you've got kids that need to move, play with a driveway hundred chart. I've got the details here, plus several options for games to play.

Go ahead, find something fun to do with a hundred chart. Your kids will have a blast!

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