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The 100th day of school is coming up fast. So we sorted 100 ideas to enjoy with your class while you celebrate!
100 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of School
There are 4 categories: Activities, Crafts, Math and STEM, and Reading and Writing. Tell us in the comments if you’ve tried any of these activities, or what you do with your class!
Give our Dr. Seuss Hop On Game a try- Can you bounce 100 times?
- Dress up like someone who is 100 years old.
- Bring 100 small items (in a ziplock bag) to show your class.
- Use 100 post-its, and let your students write down their favorite things about school so far this year.
- Talk about what life was like 100 years ago, on the day you're celebrating.
- See who can get the closest to jumping rope 100 times in a row.
- Look at a map to find what is 100 miles north, south, east, and west of your school.
- Do 100 hops or 100 jumping jacks.
- Get together with your class and blow up 100 balloons.
- Ask your students what they would do with $100.
- Close your eyes and open them when you think 100 seconds have passed. How close were you?
- A century lasts 100 years. Find one fact about each decade of the previous century.
- How did you spend the last 100 hours? There are no wrong answers.
- A sweet twist on hide-and-seek. Have kids find Hershey kisses numbered and hidden throughout the classroom from 1 to 100.
- Use pretzels sticks or goldfish and have your kids create their pictures.
- Create an interactive number line for the 100th day of school. Place numbers in a row on the floor and then personalize task cards.
- Get ready to move around this 100th day of school by playing a game of hopscotch. Shorter hopscotch games can skip count by 5s or 10s to get to 100.
- Enjoy a 100th-day workout. Write different exercises on the board, such as ten pushups, 10-second wall sits, and more until you reach 100.
- Set up a photo booth in your classroom. You can use your device to take pictures of the kids filtered as ‘100-year-old' people.
- Embark on a school-wide scavenger hunt looking for 100 items, like pencils or other things you find around the school.
- Try the 100-second challenge! Set a timer for 100 seconds and challenge kids to complete a task during that time.
- The 100th day of school isn’t complete without a snack. Kids can count out 100 pieces of food or for a more sanitized option, hand out 100 calorie packs.
- “Would You Rather: 100th Day Edition” is always fun. Use a combination of questions that are silly and thought-provoking.
- Complete the 100-year-old directed drawing and have your students follow along.
- Who doesn’t love a good dance party? Set a timer for 100 seconds, turn the music up, and dance!
- 100 moments of silence and mindfulness.
- Learn to say 100 in as many languages as possible.
- See how far you can get with 100 steps.
- Collect 100 cans of food for a local food bank.
- Using a ball, see if students can toss it back and forth 100 times without dropping it.
- Play popcorn with a balloon and see if you can keep it afloat for 100 seconds.
- Play 100 space bingo.
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- Decorate the 100th day of school crowns.
- Draw a picture of what kids think they'll look like when they're 100 years old.
- Make a gumball fingerprint project with 100 thumbprints as colorful gumballs.
- Create pictures using the number 100.
- Glue 100 of the kid's favorite pizza toppings to a pizza.
- Have kids glue 100 coins to a cutout of the number 100.
- Make a photo collage in the shape of “100” using photos of your class. Have everyone sign the board you post it on.
- In groups of 10 have your kids color a 100-layered rainbow.
- Have children create a hat by attaching 100 paper strips or strings to them.
- Have children decorate 100 make them into glasses and cut them out.
- Make a gumball machine with 100 pompom gumballs.
- Encourage family participation in helping their child create a 100 days of school t-shirt!!
- Encourage social-emotional learning on the 100th day of school by telling kids that they will perform 100 acts of kindness.
- Have kids bring in a photo and have them cut their pictures into 100 pieces (ten strips cut into ten pieces). Then glue the pieces back together again, like a mosaic.
- Coloring pages are great for the 100th day of school. This Curious George coloring sheet has 100 items on it.
- Celebrate surviving 100 days by creating a simple medal or necklace.
- Make locker decorations with 100 facts your students write about themselves.
- Color a hidden 100 following the directions.
- Send a postcard to a school that is 100 miles away from yours with all the student's signatures.
- Create a class poster with 100 reasons the kids love their class.
Math and STEM
Here are a few great ideas for these subjects as well.
- 11 Ways to Help Your Child with Math
- Fun Educational Math Activities – Try This Bicycle Math
- Math Activities for your Pre-Schooler or Kindergartener
- Science Experiments For Kids Using Peeps
And now the 100th day of school list.
- See how fast your class can count backward from 100 to 0.
- Give teams of students 100 Legos and let their imagination run wild.
- Calculate what year it will be when students turn 100 years old.
- Are there buildings taller than 100 stories? Where are they and how were they built?
- Race to 100 on a hundred chart using a set of dice and a crayon.
- Build the tallest structure you can, using tape and 100 craft sticks or straws.
- Set out 100 plastic cups and let children design a structure.
- Make paper chain links in groups of 10 to practice counting to 100.
- Build an igloo from 100 empty milk cartons.
- Practice counting to 100 with beads and string or yarn.
- Have children sort 10 groups of 10 snacks onto a chart.
- Test probability while celebrating the 100th day of school with a game. Kids roll the dice 100 times and track what number was rolled and how many times they’ve rolled.
- For the 100th day of school try graphing a set of 100 items. You can use skittles, Fruit Loops, or any other colorful sets. Count out batches of 100 items and have kids sort by color.
- Try technology to celebrate the 100th day of school! Kids love singing and counting along. Here are counting videos kids will love!
- Fill up jars and containers with different items. Some should contain 100 items, while others contain more or less. Kids will then try to figure out which jars have 100 items!
- What are the different ways your students can use the digits of 100 (1, 0, and 0) to create a unique picture?
- Students predict how much will 100 drops of water will look like in a jar.
- Count by tens using scoops of ice cream for a yummy display.
- While students enjoy eating a snack work on figuring out 100 ways to write equations that equal 100.
- Fill in the 100 Chart – Fill in the chart using the fives and tens as helping clues.
- Guess how much 100 jelly beans weigh. Then weigh them and give a prize to the closest guess.
- Calculate the date that is 100 days after your birthday.
- Use 100 dominoes to create a fun design.
- Split students into groups and give each group 100 Jelly Beans or M&Ms. Graph the candy by color, find the percentage of each color, and then record their findings.
- Use 100 Marshmallows and toothpicks to design something new.
Reading and Writing
We have a few more resources on the site that may fit in this category as well. Here they are:
- Best Writing Workbooks for Homeschooling
- Handwriting Practice Tips and Tricks
- Readability: The Perfect Reading and Comprehension Learning App
- HUGE List of Free Summer Reading Programs for Kid
On to the 100th-day list…
- As a class, make a list of 100 things you are grateful for.
- Have your students finish the sentence, “100 years from now, I think the world will be like…”
- Have your class make a list of 100 of their favorite snacks and photocopy the list for the whole class to try out.
- Have your students stretch their imagination and write about (or discuss) new inventions that will be around 100 years from now.
- Write 100 words on the board and have the class make a story using those words.
- Read a book to the class that has ‘100' in the title.
- As a class, make a list of 100 reasons why they love their school.
- Put together a class collection of 100 favorite books.
- Write a shared story of 100 sentences, with each child adding a sentence.
- Finish this writing prompt–“I think that when I am 100 years old”.
- Have kids write micro-poetry using 100 words.
- Kids have been in school for 100 days already. Have them write how they’re 100 days smarter and about what they've learned.
- Challenge kids to write 100 words on an anchor chart. Set it up as one of the stations during your celebration.
- Read counting books such as The Night Before the 100th Day of School.
- Try this 100 Rhyming Words activity by providing 50 words or pictures, and ask students to name the rhyming word for each. When you are finished, you will have 100 words!
- A writing prompt for the 100th Day of school– “What is something you couldn’t do 100 days ago?”
- Create a bucket list of things the students would like to do, see or go before they are 100 years old.
- What are 100 wishes your students have? Create a chart to see how you're different and how you're the same.
- Research how the 100th day of school started.
- Create a poem with 100 syllables.
- Make a list of your class's favorite 100 books.
- Use the first letter of your name and write 100 things that start with that letter.
- Write 100 things you want to do this year.
- As a class, write out 100 ways we can make our world a better place.
Whew! What a great list! What are some of your ideas to celebrate the 100th Day of School?