This particular display wasn’t for my classroom, I helped an NQT who wanted some kind of 100 square in his Year 1 classroom…and I thought of the most colourful thing possible ❤️💛💚💙💜🐘.
- First, I cut out 100 10cm x 10cm squares using different coloured paper, and a guillotine 👍🏽.
- I then spent, what felt like a month, bubble writing numbers 1-100 on the squares and coloured them using felt tips. I also got some children to help with this part!
- Then I placed 1, 11, 21, 31, 41, 51, 61, 71, 81 and 91 in a column and got a large sheet of white card to draw Elmer’s gluteus maximum, tail and hind leg to size.
- After drawing the back end, I stuck on more 10cm x 10cm squares to fill it in and kept the patchwork pattern consistent.
- Then, I cut the whole back piece out. Cutting after means that some of the squares will be cut to the right shape for the parts that aren’t whole squares (tail).
- After that I put 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 in a column and drew Elmer’s head, trunk, mouth and front leg.
- I then repeated step 4 for the front section, placing the squares in the same patchwork pattern.
- This was cut out and then I drew the eye and ear on using a black marker pen.
- The fun part was assembling it all together! The numbers were blue-tacked on and the front and back sections were stapled.
There we go, an adorably colourful Elmer display to help children count and brighten up your classroom. 😊
I also made some smaller 100 Elmer squares which were laminated for the children to use and doodle on with whiteboard pens.
Online I found an Elmer page border and I typed up some challenge questions in them to add to the board.