Have a 100th Day of School Celebration
Mark the milestone with fun exercises involving creativity, following directions, and counting to 100 by ones, fives, and tens.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
In my classroom, we celebrate the 100th day of school through literature, poetry, science, math, art, drama, and movement.
- Make a personal collection of 100 items.
- Count to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s.
- Describe why zero is a hero.
- Prepare a snack with 100 items to eat.
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Have a 100th Day of School Celebration!
- If you have a bulletin board with a mascot, have it hold a collection of 100 items. Clifford is on our bulletin board all year, so for the 100th Day of School he holds a collection of 100 dog biscuits!
- Make a 100-Day Snack. Request 10 different food items to be sent in advance. The following types of snacks work best: Goldfish crackers, raisins, chocolate chips, candy conversation hearts, mini pretzels, malt balls, Starbursts, M&M's, Skittles, peanuts.
- Have children bring in a 100-day collection that can fit in a medium-size baggy. Use a balance scale to determine who brought in the heaviest collection, the lightest collection, etc.
- Do 100 exercises to start off the day. Change type for every 10 (examples: squats, jumping jacks, windmills, etc.
- Make a book with 100 painted handprints (5 for each child in a class of 20). Using a 100s chart, have each student number their prints consecutively.
- Make a giant cookie using refrigerator sugar cookie dough and put 100 chocolate chips on it.