Counting Week Day 3: 100’s Salad

Counting Week Day 3:  100’s Salad


Welcome to The Christian Mama’s Guide Pin-Tastic Summer! If you’re just joining us, click over to our intro post to find out what we’re doing and to see what other crafts, activities and projects we’ve done.

This week, we’re having math week. Scroll down to learn how to make 100’s Salad and then click here to find out what other awesome math activities we’ve done this week.


What you need:

A variety of veggies, meats, cheeses, nuts and beans cut into small pieces.  It’s best if you have 10 different items, but if you want to do less, that’s fine.  It’ll just make math more complex.  Some ideas:

  • carrots (cut into small rings)
  • celery
  • bacon
  • ham or turky
  • cheese chunks
  • peas
  • corn
  • black beans or pinto beans
  • mushrooms
  • bell peppers (cut into small chunks)
  • cherry or grape tomatoes
  • broccoli or cauliflower (cut into small chunks)
  • olives
  • shrimp
  • green onions
  • jicama chunks
  • almonds or pecans
  • Lettuce
  • Arugala

What to do:

  1. Cut your foods into small chunks and put each one into a separate bowl.
  2. Have your kids look at the bowls and decide how many items they want.  For example, Joey wanted 7 things “just like his age” so he made “70’s salad” (Note, I did NOT make 3500 salad).  Anyway, have them put 10 of each item into their salad.  SO, for example, Joey put 10 celery, 10 avocado, 10 steak chunks, 10 carrots.
  3. Add dressing and eat!

Tweet it:  Is it dinner?  Is it salad?  Is it a math lesson?  You’ll have to make it to find out.  #summermathactivities  Click to Tweet