The 100th day of school is a day worth celebrating—with gusto! You and your students have been working hard and growing like crazy. So celebrate the 100th day of school with some of these terrific activity ideas. The best part? You can sneak in lots of learning, and your students will just think they’re having fun!
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1. Celebrate 100th Day With Crowns
Lay out supplies to make these fun crowns that are worth wearing to celebrate 100th day.
Learn more: Simply Sweet Teaching
2. Get Your Students Up and Moving
Need 100th day of school activity ideas that get kids moving? Create a list like the one above, with different physical activities, and have students color in each row after they finish each activity.
Learn more: Proud To Be Primary
3. Watch 100th Day Videos
Videos about the 100th day of school are great to get kids excited about the big event. Try some of these short videos in between activities or at the end of the day.
Learn more: 100th Day Videos
4. Make a 100th Day Poster
Have your students come up with 100 reasons why they love their friends, the class, or their school.
5. Make a Gumball Machine
Just create a printout of these adorable gumball machines and have students add 100 gumballs with dot paint.
Learn more: One Petite Teacher
6. Make Cheerio Necklaces
What’s more adorable than little kids stringing together Cheerio necklaces? Not only does this activity build find motor skills, it reinforces number sense.
Learn more: @thepoppinpineappleteacher
7. Build Using 100 Things
Round up individual supplies like cups, LEGO bricks, or other items in the classroom. Then let your kids get building!
Learn more: @kotsikinders
8. Create Art From the Number 100
Give students cutouts of 1-0-0 and have them come up with an original design using the numbers.
9. Celebrate 100th Day With 100 Snacks
It’s like bingo but with snacks! Have students count and cover the squares with small food items like goldfish crackers or pretzels. When they get to 100, they can eat their completed project.
Learn more: Growing Kinders
10. Write About Being 100 Years Old
Looking for 100th day of school ideas that incorporate writing and art? Have students draw a picture of what they’ll look like at 100 years old and write a journal entry about what the world will be like.
Learn more: Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten
11. Do Math Activities Using a Hundreds Charts
Hundreds charts are a great source of activities on 100th day. We’ve gathered 20 different games and activities you can do with your students.
Learn more: 20 Hundreds Chart Activities
12. Bring 100 Things to Class to Share
Invite your students to bring in 100 items of their choice to share with the class during circle time.
Learn more: @sunshineandschooltime
13. Celebrate 100th Day With Stories About 100th Day
Like these examples: 100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler, Rocket’s 100th Day of School by Tad Hills, and 100th Day of School From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler.
14. Read Stories With 100 in the Title
Including Centipede’s 100 Shoes by Tony Ross, I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words by Michael Firth, and The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes.
15. Read Nonfiction 100s Books
Even more book fun. 100 Things To Do Before You Grow Up by National Geographic Kids, 100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet by Anna Claybourne, and 100 Inventions That Made History by DK Publishing.
16. Put Together 100-Piece Puzzles
Little kids love putting together puzzles! Group them into teams and give them time to work on not only their cognitive and motor skills, but their social skills as well.
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17. Collect 100 Smiles
What a joyful idea! Partner students up and send them off to collect 10 smiles from different people around school. Have them color one smiley face in each time they get a smile.
Learn more: Joyful Learning
18. Brainstorm 100 Acts of Kindness To Celebrate 100th Day
Leading up to 100th day, create this poster. Then, at circle time, ask kids to brainstorm ideas to add to the list.
Learn more: @sparklinginsecondgrade
19. Go on a 100 Hearts Scavenger Hunt
This teacher hid gold hearts made from shiny wrapping paper around her class and challenged her students to find them all.
Learn more: Classroom 106
20. Count Crayons
This activity is a great station for your 100th day celebration. Let students work in pairs and count out 100 crayons.
Learn more: @partymomplanners
21. Go on a Hershey’s Kiss Scavenger Hunt
This teacher hid 100 Hershey Kisses around the room and challenged her students to find them all. Each group had to find 10 Hershey Kisses and fill their ten-frame. Once every group fills their ten-frame, they match the numbers on the bottom of their Kisses to the hundreds chart.
Learn more: @msmelfieducates
22. Celebrate 100th Day With a 100-Link Paper Chain
Younger kids may sometimes find it difficult to grasp just how long 100 days are. Creating this fun paper chain is a great way to teach them how large 100 of something is.
Learn more: Artists Helping Children
23. Set Up 100 Day Challenges
This teacher created 18 different math tasks and challenged students to see how many they could complete in 100 minutes.
Learn more: @secondgradesassypants
24. Create a 100-Year Bucket List
Talk about what a bucket list is with your students. Then sit down and ask them to think about what sorts of things they would like to accomplish in their lifetime. Have them add a few to their “Before I am 100” bucket list.
Learn more: @smittenwithfirst
25. Make a Book Together
Creating a book together is always a fun learning experience. This book in particular is sure to inspire a lot of laughs too. Gather your students on the rug and ask them for ideas to include in your book.
Learn more: @practicalprimaryteacher
What exciting 100th day of school ideas do you have planned? Share them in the comments below!
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