Celebrate the first 100 days of school in a fun and engaging way with exciting activities, games, and printable materials that will captivate kindergarten and first-grade students. Create a memorable experience that will leave a lasting impression on young learners. Explore an array of creative activities designed to enhance learning and promote a sense of accomplishment. Whether it’s counting, crafts, or interactive games, there’s something to spark the imagination of every child. Embrace the joy of learning and make the 100th day of school an event to remember.
Celebrating 100 Days of School in the Classroom with Fun Activities
The 100th day of school is a momentous occasion for younger students. Kids are learning to count to 100 (or beyond), and it’s a fun milestone for them. The day is a great opportunity to showcase math skills, celebrate being 100 days smarter, and build classroom community with hands-on, collaborative projects.
If you are looking for fun activities and centers your students will enjoy, this post is packed with them. The 100th Day Fun Pack has tons of resources for your celebration. You’ll find center activities, STEM challenges, group games, writing prompts, fun worksheets, crafts, and more. Add them to the daily routines to contribute to their number sense knowledge. All you will need are math manipulatives and eager students.
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- Celebrating 100 Days of School in the Classroom with Fun Activities
- Fun Ways to Celebrate 100 Days in Kindergarten & 1st Grade
- Dress Up
- Creative 100th Day Writing
- 100th Day of School Shirt
- STEM Challenges
- 100 Days of School Hat Craftivity
- 100th Day Donut Craft
- Share 100 Item Collections
- 100 Books for 100 Days of School
- 100th Day Certificate
- Fun 100 Days of School Activity Book
- 100th Day Snack
- Memory Book for 100 Days of School
- More 100th Day of School Ideas
Fun Ways to Celebrate 100 Days in Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Let’s dive into the 100th Day Fun Pack and all it has to offer! There are interactive activities, printable games, ideas for home, and certificates to make the kids feel extra special. Make the day tons of fun with pre-packaged snacks and a day full of numbers to 100 activities.
Students will enjoy and get a kick out of dressing up to celebrate the 100th day. Invite them to dress as though they are 100 years old. They could come in with baby powder in their hair, a cane, and an old pair of glasses, but they will look adorable.
Creative 100th Day Writing
Let kids get creative as they write about how things will change within the next 100 days of school! Encourage them to make predictions and to set goals for the future. These goals could include practicing math facts or reading more books on the weekend. They can use the fun bucket to illustrate what they write, too!
More fun prompt ideas:
- If I were 100 years old …
- If I had 100 dollars, I would …
- I wish I had 100 …
- Would you rather have 100 __ or 100 __? (days of rain or days of snow, toys or dollars, pieces of candy or cookies, etc.)
- In 100 years, the world will be …
- If I had 100 pets…
- 100 Acts of Kindness
100th Day of School Shirt
Invite your kids to create their own 100th day shirt. They can use an old t-shirt or sweater or grab one from their local thrift or craft store. Alternatively, you could cut them out of butcher paper. Using 100 objects, they decorate the shirt to showcase their counting. Have them glue on small items (bells, buttons, pom poms, etc) or place stickers on their shirts. They will enjoy sharing what they come up with and wearing it to show off their collections!
Challenges are a great way to engage students and give them a purpose for their work. These fun 100th-day activities have them thinking they are playing when, in reality, they are learning essential math skills and practicing numbers to 100. Choose from a wide variety of challenges or add them to centers for students to complete during the day as rotations. The
100 Days of School Hat Craftivity
A celebratory day isn’t complete without a fun hat! Let kids create their own hat craft to get into the 100th day spirit. This easy craft requires just a little cutting and pasting, and then students can parade their work around for the day. Kids get to mark what they learned during the first 100 days of school. Grab this for free craft below!
100th Day Donut Craft
Being 100 days smarter is so sweet! Have students complete this cute donut craft. Have parents donate donut boxes, ask local stores for a few, or create your own with the included materials. Each student decorates their own donut (or 10) to add to the box to make 100. Have them create a different representation of 10 on each donut, such as dots, hearts, stars, stickers, cereal, and sprinkles.
Share 100 Item Collections
It’s always fun to do show and tell! Have kids collect 100 items at home and bring them in to share with the class. Send the items in a plastic container or bag. Give them ideas such as buttons, pieces of candy, bottle caps, pom poms, legos, paperclips, and anything else they can think of.
They can then count out their items into groups of ten to create a 100th day collection poster. Let them show their objects to classmates throughout the day.
100 Books for 100 Days of School
Kids love reading, so give them a goal to read 100 books! A journal or notebook is a simple way to record the books they read all year long. They will also love having cute bookmarks to commemorate their 100th day of school.
Provide books for them to read, or let them choose from the library or home. Add these books and videos to help with counting to 100!
100th Day Certificate
Since students have completed 100 days of school, it only makes sense to congratulate them with a colorful 100th Day Certificate! This simple piece of paper will make them feel accomplished, and they will proudly show it off to friends and family. Laminate it so they can cherish it forever!
Fun 100 Days of School Activity Book
An activity book can be incorporated into the entire day! Print off the pages and use them during both math and literacy blocks to practice counting to 100 and having fun with numbers to 100. There are color-by-number pages, race-to-100 games, word searches, and more!
100th Day Snack
If it’s allowed, have parents contribute bags of pre-packaged food items to make a 100th-day snack. You could put a snack sign up in the classroom window and have families sign up for one of the approved snacks.
Set up tables around the room with bowls to collect objects for. You’ll want volunteers to help monitor kids as they count the food items. Select 10 different snack items to count out. They will end up with 10 of each item, making 100 pieces of food in total. Some ideas include Teddy Grahams, chocolate chips, M&Ms, Skittles, Raisins, Cereal, Pretzels, Goldfish, Cheeze-Its, and gummy bears.
Memory Book for 100 Days of School
Create a memory book so kids can think about what they have learned over the past 100 days. They get to log their favorite things, skills accomplished, lessons learned, and friends made. The memory book is a cute little keepsake to enjoy reading through and appreciate for years to come!
Free 100th Day of School Hat Craft
Create a 100th Day Hat Craft in your classroom with this FREE printable. Have kids add pictures of what they have learned to do during the first 100 days of school and celebrate being 100 days smarter. They will love parading their hats around school all day!
Click the image below to grab a copy.
100th Day Fun Pack
Try the 100th Day Fun Pack by Proud to be Primary. It comes with tons of activities, centers, and games to celebrate being 100 days smarter!
You’ll find a memory book, math activities, fun crafts, certificates, games, bookmarks, and an activity book.
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