The 100th day of school is fast approaching!
Here are some activities that you may or may not have thought of already.
- You’ve heard of The Indy 500…now get ready for The Classroom 100! Let students design model cars using recyclables, like cardboard tubes, rubber bands, sticks, milk jug caps, etc. The challenge is for them to engineer their cars so that they can be propelled 100 inches. It’s a great STEM activity for cooperative learning while allowing them to use their creativity! Whomever comes closest to 100 inches, wins!
- Do you work with younger students? Encourage them to draw a picture of what they will look like when they are 100 and then write or tell a story based on their drawing.
- Get the whole body moving with 100 jumping jacks or 100 giant steps around the classroom or down the hall.
- Ask parents if each student can bring in 100 pennies to donate. Students can place their pennies in one of three jars you set up, each labeled for a different charity. Students can put all of their pennies in one jar or divide them up. Have each student keep track of how much money they put in each jar and have the class tally the 3 reported amounts. Pool your pennies with other classes for more sizeable donations.
- Have kids draw pictures and/or write answers to questions like, “What would you do with $100?” “How could you take care of 100 puppies?” “What if you were 100 feet tall? or “What will the world be like when you’re 100 years old?” Let each student choose which question to answer.
- Send students home with a quart size plastic bag and ask them to fill it with 10 pieces of 10 items. Ideas include pasta, beans, candies, paper clips, hair ties, etc. Staple the bags to a poster board or glue on the individual items under the heading: “This is What 100 Looks Like!”
- Weigh-in on 100. Use a classroom scale to determine the weight of 100 dried beans, 100 counters, 100 pennies, or anything else.
- Keep tally. Divide students into groups and give each group 2 dice. Have them roll the dice and keep a tally. The first team that reaches 100 tallies wins. Or roll the dice 100 times and create a bar graph with how many times each number came up.
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