Can you believe it is already the 100th day of school? This is an exciting time in the elementary classroom! Whether your student is in-person, virtual, or hybrid, this is still a celebration of academic achievement. Take a look at these activities that will help celebrate your student’s 100th day!
In the elementary years, developing basic numeracy skills is a critical component of math instruction. With that in mind, it’s easy to see how the 100th day of class is a great opportunity to test those skills in fun and exciting ways. Here are just a few examples:
- Count 100 with Snap Cubes! Easy for little hands to connect and twist apart. Great for counting to 100 by ones and tens, grouping, and one-to-one correspondence.
- The Hundred Activity Mat is a great hands-on math tool that will get all your students movin’ and groovin’ with math!
- Count to 100 with Money Activity Set 2. Realistic bills and coins will help your child learn how to add, subtract, and make changes.
- Estimation Station. Challenge your kid’s estimation skills with this fun estimation station math invitation.
- Sing, move, dance, and count your way to 100 with these 6 YouTube videos.
Get kiddos up and moving with 100 themed activities! Let’s get moving:
- Get the whole body moving with 100 jumping jacks or 100 giant steps around the house or even outside.
- 100 Days of School workout. Enjoy a fun workout for you and your kiddos on the 100th day of school!
Incorporate reading and language arts activities that center on this all-important number with these ideas:
- Read, write, and sort 100 words! Students can play independently to test their skills or pair up to compete against a partner, drawing words and using them in a sentence.
- Incorporate a “100 days”–themed book into your daily read-aloud time to practice comprehension skills while counting to 100. Check out these recommended book lists from Apples4theteacher.com and This Reading Mama for a few ideas.
The opportunities that this day presents to test your students’ writing skills! Try one of these activities with your students:
- 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.
- Write out 100 sight words with Sight Words Swat!
There are tons of fun STEM challenges that inspire critical thinking for your kiddos. Check out these great examples:
- Code with Botley 2.0! Challenge your little coder to build a coding sequence with 100 steps.
- Use 100 pieces of Gears! Gears! Gears!® Movin’ Monkeys™ Building Set to build a moving jungle playground.
- Weigh-in on 100. Use a classroom scale to determine the weight of 100 dried beans, 100 counters, 100 pennies, or anything else.
- Build a cup tower. Keep things interesting by tasking your students with building the tallest tower, or make it a speed challenge by timing your learners. See if anyone successfully uses 100 cups.
Looking for more ways to celebrate the 100th day of school? You can find all of these ideas (and more) on our 100 Days of School – Virtual Celebration Pinterest Board and It’s the 100th Day of School Blog!