What mom isn’t looking for 100th Day of School ideas that don’t take an exorbitant number of hours to create? Well, one super-smart mama found a completely creative way to get around the whole counting thing. Read on for this oh-so-useful parenting/school hack you need to know about.

We’ve all been there. The 100th Day is creeping up and your kiddo is charged with bringing in 100 of something. Anything. And most likely, whatever they choose is tiny, hard to handle and epically tricky to count. Ugh. Oh and did we mention that even though your child is supposed to actually count the marbles, Cheerios, toy cars, crayons, pom poms or pen tops they’ve chosen to bring in, you’re the one doing the real math work. Double ugh.

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Of course along with wanting you to do all the work, your kiddo probably waited until the night of the 99th day of school to remind you about this massive project. And that’s exactly what happened to Florida mom Rachel Ellsworth. In an interview with TODAY, Ellsworth said, “The night before the 100th day of school, my daughter reminds me at bedtime — of course, at bedtime — that she needs to bring 100 items to school the next day.” Yep, sounds about right.

So what did Ellsworth do? After scavenging her home for anything she had 100 of to no avail, she hit the kitchen. “I was rummaging through the pantry when I saw my 100 calorie packs of Oreo crisps…my daughter thought it was hilarious and her teacher thought I was a genius. It also doubled as her snack that day.” That’s right. The absolutely genius mom used 100 calories as 100 “items” for the 100th Day celebration. Now that’s pure inspiration!

—Erica Loop

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