Yes, Christmas is hardly over and I am already posting about the 100th day of school. But, if you are like me, your brain is already thinking ahead to the many different activities you can do on that fun day 100 of school!
Here are some of the activities I have done in the past with my Kinders through 4th graders.
The students counted out 100 ice cubes and we made predictions as to when they would all melt.
I was actually surprised at how long it took for the ice to melt! Thankfully I was working late that night and found that it took nearly 12 hours for the ice to melt. In hindsight, I would have spread the ice out in a pan that wasn’t nearly as deep!
Another activity my Kinders did was to play a rolling and counting dice game. They had to roll the die and then color that many squares. The first team to hit 100 won! (For the second round we played that the person on the team to color the 100th square won!) My Kinders LOVED this!
Another activity that the Kinders really enjoyed was to guess how long 100 seconds was. I had all of the students put their heads down. When they thought 100 seconds had gone by, they were supposed to QUIETLY put their head up. Obviously these little ones had no idea how long it was! After about 10 seconds roughly half of the class put their heads up… So then we talked about how long it really was and tried it again. I felt it just helped make them more aware of time…
Here is another activity I did with my 3rd and 4th graders for the 100th day – but you could also use it with 1st or 2nd grade students. They had to spend EXACTLY $100 on whatever items they brought to shop from. It was a real hit and allowed upper elementary students to focus on the 100th day fun as well.
One of my coworkers did a 100 minutes of reading activity with her upper elementary/middle schoolers. The students LOVED it!
I have always loved the writing/art activity where teachers have the students make a picture of what they would look like at 100 years old and then write about it. One of my former coworkers even went to far as to let her students dress up as though they are 100 years old on the 100th day of school. That is ALWAYS a HUGE hit!! 🙂
One more FREE resource. I have worked in some schools where student attendance can be a real issue. So in 2011 I created a basic little certificate for any students who had perfect attendance for all 100 days. We had an elementary assembly (only 100 students) and had our principal present them. You can get your FREE copy here!
I know there are other activities out there that I’ve done, so maybe there will be another 100th day post as that day draws nearer. But – in the meantime – check out my Pinterest board where I have a few 100th Day of School items posted. I plan to add to it regularly, so make sure to check it out!
- Blog post FULL of 100th Day Ideas (Grades K-5)
- FREE 100 Days Smarter Printable (Grades preK-6)
- 100th Day Shopping Spree Activity (Grades 1-4)
- 100th Day Addition Puzzles (Grades 1-3)
- 100th Day Subtraction Puzzles (Grades 1-3)
- 100th Day Multiplication Puzzles (Grades 3-5)
- 100th Day Division Puzzles (Grades 3-5)