Celebrate 100 Days – 100 Ways!

The 100th day of school will be here before you know it. Do you have plans to celebrate? Give your kids a sense of accomplishment and pride by celebrating this important day in the school year. If you’re looking for ideas, we’ve come up with 100 ways to celebrate.

- Sing 100 songs!
- Do 100 jumping jacks.
- List 100 healthy snacks.
- Choose a local park, museum, or historical building that is 100 years old, as a class research it and/or visit it.
- List 100 books you have read collaboratively.
- Write a 100 word story or poem.
- List 100 new words to learn.
- Plant 100 seeds.
- Hand out 100 Days Smarter Ribbons.
- Run a 100 yard dash.
- Write a story starting with; “One hundred years from now…..”
- Learn to say 100 in another language.
- Learn 100 vocabulary words.
- Go on a nature hike and collect 100 items. Then bring them back to class and create a piece of art, or story around them.
- Write 100 letters or post cards to service men & women, or to children in another state or country.
- Make 100 snowflakes to decorate your room.
- Make a classroom quilt with 100 squares.
- List 100 flavors of ice cream, either real, or invented. Then celebrate with an ice cream social.
- Make silly glasses out of construction paper or tag board using the zeros in 100 as the eye holes.
- Challenge students to perform 100 acts of kindness. Keep a classroom tally.
- Create 100 legs for a bulletin board centipede. Use two different colors, on one have them write one thing they have learned, on the other one thing they want to learn.
- Create a piece of art using 100 toothpicks and 100 gum drops.
- Invite someone who is 100 years old to visit the classroom.
- Invite someone who is 100 days old to visit the classroom.
- Challenge children to make as many words as possible using the letters in ONE HUNDRED
- Search magazines and newspapers for the number 100.
- Tell 100 jokes.
- Color and wear 100th day Hats.
- Make homemade bubbles, and challenge each student to blow 100 bubbles.
- List 100 things you’ve learned so far this year.
- Everyone bring in 100 of something…paper clips, marbles, cotton balls, etc.
- Everyone bring in 100 coins, as a class count the money and choose a charity to donate it to, or use it to buy a much-needed classroom item.
- Make a list of 100 important dates in history
- Make a list of 100 influential people in history
- Trace 100 feet from students, staff and teachers at school. Color and cut out, then hang them along the wall in the entrance hallway. Or create a path on the floor with them.
- Collect 100 food items to donate to a food shelf.
- Collect 100 pencils to donate to a children’s charity.
- Collect 100 hats, or pairs of mittens for a local shelter.
- Create a classroom poster using 100 colors, or 100 shapes.
- Brainstorm a list of 100 round objects. (or square, triangle or rectangle)
- Challenge students to make up 100 word or number problems with 100 in them.
- Ask each child to list 100 words they know how to read or spell.
- Read the book “One Hundred is a Family” by Pam Munoz Ryan.
- Make necklaces with yarn and 100 beads, pieces of cereal, pasta or candy.
- Count to 100 by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 20’s.
- Count to 1000, 10,000, or 100,000 by 100’s.
- Estimate what the date will be in 100 days, then see who is closest.
- Challenge kids to list 100 words that start with C. (the roman numeral for 100)
- Read the book “One Hundred Hungry Ants” by Eleanor Pinczes.
- List 100 opposites.
- Hand out 100th Day of School Pencils.
- Send 100 pictures or cards to a local nursing home.
- Make a paper chain of 100 paper links.
- Find 100 important people in newspapers and magazines and cut them out.
- Find 100 things you’d like to learn more about in magazines and newspapers.
- Learn a game children played 100 years ago.
- Think of something nice to say to 100 people at school.
- Challenge kids to find out what a group of 100 parrots, 100 whales, 100 skunks, or 100 lions is called.
- Ask each student to write 100 on a piece of drawing paper and incorporate the numeral into a drawing.
- Have kids put 100 words in alphabetical order.
- Ask students to find out who was president of the United States 100 years ago.
- Challenge students to think of as many addition problems as they can with a sum of 100.
- Can students predict 100 things that will be invented during the next 100 years?
- Play a game. The first child begins, “I went to the zoo and I saw one giraffe.” The second child continues, “I went to the zoo and I saw one giraffe and two bears.” Can students reach 100?
- Ask children to guess which container — of pennies, golf tees, jelly beans, thumbtacks, etc. — has 100 in it.
- Have kids write their names using 100 paper dots.
- Read the book “I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words” by Michael Frith.
- With kids, make a 100th day snack mix, using 100 raisins, 100 chocolate candies, 100 pieces of cereal, 100 peanuts, 100 pretzels, etc.
- Ask kids to estimate which weighs more 100 rubber bands or 100 paper clips and check their estimates.
- List 100 ways to improve our Earth.
- As a group, write 100 compound words.
- Create a treasure hunt with 100 clues for your class to follow.
- Challenge your class to read 100 books.
- With your students, create a mural showing what school was like 100 years ago, what it’s like today, and what it will be like 100 years from now.
- Ask each child to finish the sentence, “One hundred is an important number because.”
- List 100 ways to be kind to others.
- Survey 100 students to find out their favorite 100th-day activity. Show the results in a chart.
- Collect 100 buttons, and have kids categorize them according to shape, size, number of holes, etc.
- Have each student finish the sentence, “If I had $100, “
- Have small groups of students flip a coin 100 times and record the results in a table or graph.
- List 100 ways you could help someone.
- Help each child write the numeral 100 with glue and sprinkle it with glitter.
- Have a beanbag toss. Who can score 100 first?
- List 100 kind words or deeds.
- Challenge students to collect 100 autographs.
- As a class project, make a solar system mural with 100 stars.
- On separate index cards, write the numerals 1 through 100. Shuffle the cards, and have children put the numerals in order.
- Color 100th Day of School Pennants.
- Ask each child to bring to school one thing that represents 100 — a $1 bill, a 100-watt light bulb, a picture of an athlete wearing number 100, and so on.
- Ask each student to finish the sentence, “If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you 100 times.”
- Cutouts 100 hearts and have students write one thing they love about school on each heart. String them from your ceiling.
- Challenge each child to complete a 100-piece puzzle.
- Read the book, “One Hundred Shoes” by Charles Ghigna
- Make a hallway poster with 100 handprints.
- Solve 100 Math Problems.
- Play 100 games.
- Find 100 cities on a map and learn about them.
- Give each child $100 in play money and hold an auction for trinkets, favors or fun projects.
- Create a new alphabet of 100 letters instead of 26. Have students design the letters and share what they would sound like.
- End the day with 100 seconds of silence.