Plan a fun classroom celebration with the 100 days of school ideas, learning activities, and games your students will enjoy!
100 Days of School Ideas, Activities, and Games
The 100th day of school is almost here and its time to celebrate how far you’ve come! There is fun to be had and a ton of educational value during the 100th day of school activities and parties.
The goal of celebrating 100 days of school is to reinforce reading, writing, and, most importantly, math skills they have learned. Kids expect to count to 100 many times on the 100th day of school. Instead of being boring and repeating the same daily routines, engage kids with lots of different activities and ways to count to 100.
Make math fun as they count out 100 pieces of food into groups of 10 to make snacks to eat, count 100 beads to make a necklace, or form a human number line.
Go beyond math skills and practice reading and writing skills. Try writing prompts for both the individual child or the whole class. Use poems, predict what life might be like 100 years from now, and practice other ways to use language arts skills in your celebration.
100 Days of School Ideas for Math
100 days of school is here and you are ready to celebrate! When planning the 100th day of school activities, find entertaining math activities for learning and practice. These math ideas for the 100th day of school will help kids master numbers 1-100 if they haven’t done so already.
- Human Number Line – Create a human number line for the 100th day of school. You need to place the printable numbers in a row on the floor and then personalize the task cards. Kids will enjoy drawing cards, trying to be the first ones to reach 100.
- Dice Games – Are you ready for a game of luck? Test probability while celebrating the 100th day of school with a roll and tally game. Kids roll the dice 100 times. They will then tally what number was rolled, tracking how many times they’ve rolled a 1, 2, etc. Or try racing to 100 on a hundred chart using a set of dice and a crayon. Simple and fun!
- Graphing & Sorting – An excellent idea for the 100th day of school is to graph 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. Use these graphing and sorting activities to record information.
- Math Race – What does it take to get to 100? Challenge kids to answer this with a friendly game of math. Draw a number 1-100 and say it to the class. Kids should calculate how many more they need to get to 100, writing their answers on a whiteboard or piece of paper. For example, if the number 35 was drawn and announced, then kids should be able to state that they need 65 more to get to 100. Divide into teams and make this into a competitive game, with contestants racing to be the first to answer.
- 100-Item Necklaces – Get kids counting by having them count out 100 items, such as cereal, beads, or something else that can be strung. They can then string items onto a necklace, creating a unique treasure that will always remind them of the fun they had in your classroom.
- Number Sense – The theme today is all things 100! Use the number of the day activities to make the 100th day of school fun and memorable.
- More Activities and Games – Counting to 100 is fun with the right tools and resources. The lessons, activities, and games in this counting to 100 unit helps kids practice numbers 1-100 in preparation for 100 days of school
100 Days of School Ideas for Reading and Writing
Even though 100 days of school is centered around math, there are many language arts activities that are valuable for kids. For example, reading books all about numbers to 100 and writing ways they would spend $100. These are just a few of the reading and writing activities that will help kids get in the spirit of celebrating 100 days of school!
- Drawing – In 100 years, things won’t look the same as they do now. Get kids thinking about the world and write about how they think the world will be different in 100 years. Encourage them to draw a picture of what they believe the future will bring.
- Poetry – In groups, have kids write a poem about the things they’ve learned in school so far. This guide will help you teach poetry for this activity.
- 100 Days Smarter – Kids have been in school for 100 days already. That means they’ve been learning for 100 days. To celebrate 100 days of school, encourage kids to write how they’re 100 days smarter. Kids will be amazed at how far they’ve come!
- 100 Words – Challenge kids to write 100 words on an anchor chart. Set it up as one of the stations during your celebration.
- Creative Writing – Ask kids the question, “If you had 100 dollars, what would you do with it? Kids can then write down what they would buy with that $100 by Mrs. Jones’s Class. To tie this in with math, have kids write down the value of the items they would like to purchase, checking to see if they’ve stayed within their $100 limit.
- Counting Books – A read-aloud will help get kids in the spirit of celebrating the 100th day of school. Gather kids on the rug and read a counting book such as The Night Before the 100th Day of School. You can also use this book to spark ideas for other activities to do during this celebration. Set-up a 100 days of school book display with these books from an extensive list.
100 Days of School Ideas for Hands-On Activities
Hands-on and fun activities are what make learning so memorable. Get kids excited to celebrate the 100th day of school by planning hands-on activities and games. From videos to challenges, these activities will get kids moving and having fun.
- Hopscotch – Get ready to move around this 100 day of school by playing a game of hopscotch. If the weather is decent, head out to the playground with some chalk and have kids draw different hopscotch games using numbers 1-100. Shorter hopscotch games can skip count by 5s or 10s to get to 100, while longer games can count by 1s or 2s.
- Workout – A 100th-day workout gets kids moving and having fun. For a 100th day workout, write different exercises on the board, such as ten pushups, 10-second wall sits, and more. Kids go through each of these workouts, having fun moving around the room.
- Celebratory Glasses – It’s time to acknowledge that kids are 100 days smarter. Celebrate together by making these star-themed 100 days of school glasses by Class Crown
- Hide and Seek – Will the kids be able to find the 100 Hershey kisses you’ve hidden around the room? Celebrate a fun day by placing 100 Hershey kisses around the room. Although kids will have fun working together to find these, they’ll have even more fun eating them after!
- Dressing Up – Nothing is cuter than a small child dressed like a 100-year-old. This 100th day of school, celebrate by having everyone in your class show up looking like they’re 100 years old.
- Photo Booth – Set up a photo booth in your classroom. You can use your cell phone or an iPad to take pictures of the kids being silly and having fun. Post pictures on your bulletin board so that the entire class can see them.
- Gumball Machine – Kids will love using bingo dabbers as they create these 100 days of school gumball machines by One Sharp Bunch.
- Scavenger Hunt – Embark on a school-wide scavenger hunt for 100 days of school fun. This scavenger hunt could include anything, from finding 100 pencils to walking 100 steps.
- Singing and Dancing – Try technology to celebrate the 100th day of school! Find a video such as this one that celebrates this special day and show it to the class during snack or a class party. Kids will love singing and counting along. Here are more counting videos that kids will love!
- 100-Second Challenge – The 100-second challenge is easy! Set a timer for 100 seconds and challenge kids to complete a task during that time. This challenge could be anything, from seeing how far they can count to writing down as many words as they can.
- Guessing Game – Here’s an activity that makes an excellent rotation game. Fill up various jars and containers with different items. Some should contain 100 items, while others should contain more or less. Kids will then try to figure out which jars have 100 items!
More 100 Days of School Ideas for Parties
The 100th day of school doesn’t need to be over quite yet. There’s still so much to do, from building structures with toothpicks to counting out 100 pieces of a snack. These make great activities for the 100 days of school party.
- 100 Acts of Kindness – Encourage social-emotional learning on the 100th day of school by telling kids that they will perform 100 acts of kindness. Once kids get started performing these acts of kindness, track kindnesses on the whiteboard. Use the Kindness Classroom challenge pack as a guide.
- T-Shirt Ideas – Encourage family participation is helping their child create a 100 days of school t-shirt with a unique representation on it. Kids will love showing up in style! Kinder Craze has some t-shirt inspiration.
- Picture Puzzles – Remember the 100th day of school photo booth? Here’s an activity you can do with the photo taken! Print off the pictures from the photo booth and instruct kids to cute their pictures into 100 pieces (ten strips cut into ten pieces). Kids will then put the pieces back together again, gluing the photo pieces like a mosaic.
- Coloring – Keep the fun going with a 100 days of school coloring page. This Curious George coloring sheet has 100 items o-n it. Kids search and find hidden pictures that add up to – you guessed it – 100!
- Building with 100 Items – There are so many fun things to build when all of the materials are available! Give kids 100 items they can use to create a structure or tower, such as toothpicks and marshmallows, cups, or even playing cards. See who can build the tallest structure!
- Collections – Get ready for 100 days of school collection! Kids should find 100 items around the house, bringing in their collections to share with their classmates.
- 100 Pieces of Snack – Who’s hungry with all this learning? The 100th day of school isn’t complete without a snack. Kids can count out 100 pieces of food by counting by 1s or grouping by 10s. These snacks will energize them for the rest of the 100th day of school activities.
- Aging Apps – There are also many apps available on the web that make kids look many years older. Kids will have a blast “aging” themselves to look like a 100-year-old person if you have a classroom iPad or tablet. Try the AgingBooth app today!
- Place Value and Skip Counting – Looking for even more ideas for the 100th day of school? This mindful math packet for First Grade includes fun and engaging place value and skip counting activities.
These ideas for the 100th day of school will make the celebration fun and engaging for kids of all ages. The activities are perfect for learning centers, small groups, or as a classroom party. Whether practicing math, writing creatively, or simply having hands-on fun, kids will learn and grow as they complete these ideas for the 100th day of school.
100 Days of School Ideas & Resources
Looking for a comprehensive unit to support students as they learn numbers to 100? Try these resources from the Mindful Math program for K-2. The activities and games included will support students as you get prepared to celebrate 100 days of school.
Counting to 100 for Kindergarten
Numbers to 100/120 for First Grade
Number Sense (100 & 1000) for Second Grade
Find out why teachers are loving the Mindful Math program for Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
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