## 100th Day Activities

**Note: These ideas were gathered from many great teachers from all over the web.**

**Quite often the children have ideas of their own that they would like to do on our 100th day.**

Have children bring in a 100-day collection that can fit in a medium-size

**baggy**.

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ideas for older kids too

One baggie is labeled "100" and in it are exactly 100 items that their parents helped them count out by groups of 10. The second baggie is labeled "?" and it has an

**estimation of 100 items**. On the 100th day, I have the children partner up the items in each bag to see if the estimation bag equals 100 or not. That way they do not have to count, but only match 1-1.

celebrate 100 days of

**attendance**

At my daughter's elementary school on the 100th day of school they encourage the children to make a shirt at home and wear it that day The shirt can have 100 of anything put on it. They are told to be creative. One time someone pinned 100 safety pins on. Another time someone put 100 balloons on and so forth.

**Gym Activities**

Gym Activities

**100 balls**are scattered around the gym before students enter the gym. To begin, a locomotor movement is called out and the students move around the balls to music. The challenge is to move without touching any ball. When the music stops, students are given an activity to do. For example: touch 10 different balls with your hand as you count to 10. The teacher directs another locomotor movement and the music begins. A second activity is given when the music stops. This could be toss and catch a ball as you count from 11-20.

Here are other possible activities:

21-30:

**Jump**10 times beside a ball

31-40:

**Dribble**a ball 10 times with your non-dominant hand.

41-50:

**Toss and catch**10 times with a partner.

51-60:

**Toss, clap and catch**.

61-70:

**Hop**beside a ball.

71-80:

**Touch**10 different balls with your foot.

81-90: Dribble 10 times with your

**dominant hand**.

91-100: Bounce and catch with a different partner.

When finished, students

**high-10**their partner and say “Happy 100th Day!” Continue to change locomotor movements:

**gallop, jump, walk, jog, crab walk, bear walk**, etc.

**sit-ups****touching the toes, then the shoulders, the waist etc.****jumping on both feet****jumping jacks****wiggles all over****hops on one foot, then on the other****bounces of a ball****claps****shrugs**

**transitional moments**during the day.

Have

**contests**: who can jump 100 jumping jacks the fastest, etc.

**pop 100 balloons**

10 stations with activities to do 10 times each, such as 10 shots with the floor

**hockey**puck, 10 throws with the

**scoops**to a partner, 10

**jumping jacks**, 10 ball bounces, 10 skips with a rope, 10 throws with

**beanbags**into a container, 10 shots with a

**basketball**, 10 circles with a

**hoola hoop**, 10 bounces on the small trampoline, and 10

**juggles**with scarves.

“100 seconds you have to race

Run and use a very fast pace.

When the whistle blows stop

We'll see who wins 100 gumdrops.”

Have students

**count how many times**they can bounce a ball in

**100 seconds**.

Have a beanbag toss.

**Who can score 100 first?**

Math Activities who can

**count backwards from 100**fastest,

glue or tape

**100 items to a piece of cardboard**or oaktag.

match 100 beads to the numbers on a 100 chart. Make a

**necklace**.

Each child will

**trace his/her feet and hands**and cut them out. On one poster the class will glue their hands and count by 5's to 100. On a 2nd poster they'll glue their feet in pairs and count the toes by 10's.

trace each others' feet, colour and decorate, combined with the other children in other classes, tape the

**footprints down the hall**and marked off every 10 feet until we reached 100, so the children could see exactly how many 100 footprints are.

make a

**paper clip chain**

how many times can you

**write your name**in 100 seconds?

Each child

**estimates how long collection**will be if laid end to end. Use tape to show end estimate.

**pop 100 balloons**

Using a

**lite-brite**, children create a design using 100 lights.

Students complete a

**100 piece puzzle**.

make a

**giant ladybug**(bigger than the kids), the children cut out black construction paper dots (discuss how many dots each child would need to do to equal l00), then have them glue the dots on the ladybug in rows of 5 (count by 5's). Then I make a giant leaf that says "Our l00 dot ladybug" and put the leaf and the ladybug in the hallway with our display of our other l00 activities.

**painter's caps**donated from a local lumber yard and sent one home with each child. The parent and the child together decorated the hat with 100 things. We had 100 dots, stripes, ribbons, macaroni's, popcorn's, cereal, buttons, and stickers!

The students estimated how much

**100 pennies**would weigh, how high they could stack 100 pennies, how many pennies it would take to outline a child, and what the grand total amount would be of the pennies. There were many math activities we could do with the pennies: number of shinny pennies vs. dull pennies, find your birth year on a penny, if 100 pennies weighs so much, how much would 200, 300 pennies weigh, graph pennies by date, etc.

students guess how far a

**paper chain with 100 links**will reach, mark their guess with masking tape and their name. The winner keeps the chain! (small groups)

Have each child take

**100 steps in the hallway**and mark the last step with masking tape. Give a prize to the child who walks the farthest.

Have student close their eyes and

**guess when 100 seconds have passed**. they open their eyes when they think the time has passed.

**Graph**a hundred items - favourite colours, cookies, pets, etc., after interviewing 100 people in your school. Graphing: Yes/No

Would you rather eat 100 hamburgers or 100 M&M's?

Would you rather have 100 pennies or 100 dimes?

Play

**BINGO**using a 100 chart.

scavenger hunt: make

**numbers to 100**in all different ways on computer then hide around the room to find.

**LA Activities**

Each child will make a crown that says "I am 100 Days Smarter!" list what he/she has learned this year.

poster prompts, writing prompts, class book etc.

I would like to eat 100 ____.

I would not like to eat 100 ___.

If I had 100 hands, I could ___.

If I had $100, I would buy ____. (photocopy a $100 bill)

Write a story about 100 years from now.

What would you do with 100 brothers and sisters?

What would you do with 100 pennies?

What would you do with 100 slimy slugs?

You have been in school for 100 days. What has been your favorite thing?

What will you do when you are 100 years old?

What was it like to be a student your age 100 years ago?

What will it be like to be a student your age 100 years from now?

Things Our Moms and Dads Have Told Us 100 Times!

I wish I had 100 ...

Ask kids to fill in the missing words: "On the first day of school, I couldn't __________, but on the 100th day of school, I can!"

make lists of 50 opposites

Examples:

50 things in the sky - 50 things on the ground

50 hot things - 50 cold things

For smaller children you might use things like

50 toys I would want - 50 toys I would never want

50 blue things - 50 red things, etc...easier questions.

EACH student makes a book of 100 words which he/she can read. This book may/may not be in story form. It can be written, computer generated, cut out from magazines, newspapers, etc... Students bring in very creative books ("feely" books, pop-up books, shape books, etc...). (Students create these books at home prior to DAY 100.)

I have a pocket chart with the countdown from 20. Each day we read the sentence "There are .... days left until the 100th day of school. Horray!" We discuss the words and letter sounds, then I take the sentence apart and the students are called one at a time to put it all back together again.

Make five separate columns on a large sheet paper. Write the following heading in each column: "Things to Make," "Things to Write About," "Things to Draw," "Things to Do With Our Bodies," and "Things to Count."

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poster prompts, writing prompts, class book etc.

I would like to eat 100 ____.

I would not like to eat 100 ___.

If I had 100 hands, I could ___.

If I had $100, I would buy ____. (photocopy a $100 bill)

Write a story about 100 years from now.

What would you do with 100 brothers and sisters?

What would you do with 100 pennies?

What would you do with 100 slimy slugs?

You have been in school for 100 days. What has been your favorite thing?

What will you do when you are 100 years old?

What was it like to be a student your age 100 years ago?

What will it be like to be a student your age 100 years from now?

Things Our Moms and Dads Have Told Us 100 Times!

I wish I had 100 ...

Ask kids to fill in the missing words: "On the first day of school, I couldn't __________, but on the 100th day of school, I can!"

make lists of 50 opposites

Examples:

50 things in the sky - 50 things on the ground

50 hot things - 50 cold things

For smaller children you might use things like

50 toys I would want - 50 toys I would never want

50 blue things - 50 red things, etc...easier questions.

EACH student makes a book of 100 words which he/she can read. This book may/may not be in story form. It can be written, computer generated, cut out from magazines, newspapers, etc... Students bring in very creative books ("feely" books, pop-up books, shape books, etc...). (Students create these books at home prior to DAY 100.)

I have a pocket chart with the countdown from 20. Each day we read the sentence "There are .... days left until the 100th day of school. Horray!" We discuss the words and letter sounds, then I take the sentence apart and the students are called one at a time to put it all back together again.

Make five separate columns on a large sheet paper. Write the following heading in each column: "Things to Make," "Things to Write About," "Things to Draw," "Things to Do With Our Bodies," and "Things to Count."

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**Science**name 100 animals

See what you can make with

Geography and History bring in my penny collection and find

Where could you find

Invite a

Discuss life in our province

On map find

Art Activities Give small groups a bag with 100

Make a

Create a picture with 100 pieces of uncooked

Make 100

collages using 100 little pieces of

Read Ezra Jack Keats's

make a snowman with 100

design your

Have kids

Bring in a variety of healthy snacks - 10 different kinds. Have each child take 10 of each to make 100 snacks.

Make several boxes of Jello "Booberry" flavored

cake with

How many cups of

Make 2 round layer

place dot stickers on the bottom of

Make a

Lick to 100 Make a graph from a giant Popsicle. Label 3 columns - "Less than 100 licks", "Exactly 100 licks", and "More than 100 licks". Have each child guess how many licks it will take to finish a frozen Popsicle - and tape his/her name to the column of estimation. Divide the class into partners, and give on student in each pair a Popsicle. Together the partners count the number of licks taken to eat their treats. Then switch roles. Compare estimation to results.

See what you can make with

**100 legos**. Build the tallest structure you can, using tape and 100 craft sticks or straws. use 100**marshmallows**and 100**toothpicks**to create somethingGeography and History bring in my penny collection and find

**different years of pennies**Where could you find

**100 people**together?Invite a

**centenarian**from a local seniors' residence to meet with the children.Discuss life in our province

**100 years ago**, or predict life in our province a hundred years from now! Draw a picture of**100 years from now.**list of 100 things that didn't exist 100 years ago.On map find

**places that are 100km**north, south, east, and west of our schoolArt Activities Give small groups a bag with 100

**pattern blocks**in it, they cooperatively create a design After, take pictures of them to display.Make a

**collage of 100 happy faces**, drawn or magazines.Create a picture with 100 pieces of uncooked

**macaroni**noodles pre-coloured using food coloring.Make 100

**eye glasses**with numbers 1 and 00 would be were the eyes go with construction paper.collages using 100 little pieces of

**colorful paper**. count them into an envelope first.**beads**onto pipe cleanersRead Ezra Jack Keats's

*The Snowy Day*, make 100**paper snowflakes**make a snowman with 100

**cotton balls**.design your

**own 100 dollar bil**lHave kids

**write their names**using 100 paper dots, or bingo markers (maybe all on same size paper to account for longer and shorter names**Food**Bring in a variety of healthy snacks - 10 different kinds. Have each child take 10 of each to make 100 snacks.

Make several boxes of Jello "Booberry" flavored

**jello**(it is blue in color). We pour it into a shallow glass pyrex plate and let it set for a little while. Before it completely sets, we insert 100**red candy sweedish fish**. We count as we insert them. We then let the jello completely set. When set, you have a 100 fish aquarium. While it is setting we make an ocean mural. I have 100 clip art fish for children to color. We glue them one by one onto our ocean mural while counting. When finished, we eat our jello aquarium scene.cake with

**100 candles**served with**100 mL of juice**eachHow many cups of

**popcorn**if you popped 100 kernels?Make 2 round layer

**cakes**and cut a square out of the center of each to make the zeros. Then put the 2 squares together to make the "1". Have students help frost and decorate the cake with 100 goodies such as m&m's gummy bears , Skittles.place dot stickers on the bottom of

**Hershey Kisses**and numbered them 1-100, hide them around the room, after, place them on a piece of grid paper and count them.Make a

**giant cookie**using refrigerator sugar cookie dough and put 100 chocolate chips on it.Lick to 100 Make a graph from a giant Popsicle. Label 3 columns - "Less than 100 licks", "Exactly 100 licks", and "More than 100 licks". Have each child guess how many licks it will take to finish a frozen Popsicle - and tape his/her name to the column of estimation. Divide the class into partners, and give on student in each pair a Popsicle. Together the partners count the number of licks taken to eat their treats. Then switch roles. Compare estimation to results.

**Character Ed.**list of 100 things which we are

Make a list of 100

Create a mural of

100

100

Link up with a couple of other classes and make a mural of 100 painted children's hands together celebrating 100 days of true friendship (include teachers handprints and other special people in the school).

Other We count how many days of school each morning. Whenever the number has a zero, ( 10, 20, 30....) the

**thankful for**(not just material things)Make a list of 100

**kind words**.**Donate 100 cookies**or cupcakes to a nursing home, hospital, or child center.Create a mural of

**100 People We Know and Love.**100

**compliments**100

**acts of kindness**Link up with a couple of other classes and make a mural of 100 painted children's hands together celebrating 100 days of true friendship (include teachers handprints and other special people in the school).

Other We count how many days of school each morning. Whenever the number has a zero, ( 10, 20, 30....) the

**Zero Hero**leaves a note with a treat, stickers or awards for the whole class. On the 100th day of school, I have a friend coming to school dressed up as a Zero Hero. We made a silver cape with zeros, 100 eyeglasses and she paints her face with glitter. Her hair is done with twirled pipe cleaners. The kids had a great time asking her questions!!!