5 Fun Things To Do On the 100th Day Of School
Celebrating the 100th day of school in elementary school is a big deal. It’s probably my second favorite day of the school year, following Polar Express Day. The kids are so excited to celebrate that we have been in school for 100 days. I mean, that’s a long time! It’s a big deal and important to celebrate how far we have come in the school year! The internet is full of many wonderful 100th day ideas, but I’m going to share some of my favorite simple ideas that you can implement tomorrow (if tomorrow is your 100th day haha!)! You can also check out this blog post here. There’s a freebie in that blog post so make sure to check it out!
Rotations Among The Grade Level
So, I should say my team and I ran 30-minute rotations for this fun day. That means that we would rotate classes and do the same activity with each class. That way, we only had to prep-one activity (just for five classes rather than one) instead of prepping all the activities. So, if you have the means to do that, I highly suggest it! Plus, it’s fun to see different faces throughout the day and get a chance to get to know the other kids in your grade level too.
Easy 1-0-0 Pictures
This was always my rotation! If you have a cutting machine of some sort, I highly suggest you use it for this activity. Give each student the numbers 1-0-0 and let them create a picture using it. Here is an example of some of them from my class a couple of years ago:
Find the 100 Kisses
For this activity, you need a couple of bags of Hershey Kisses. On the bottom, you need to write numbers 1-100. I actually did 1-120 since knowing numbers to 120 is the math standard for first grade and I have a 120 chart. Then, I hid them around the room when my kids were at recess and I didn’t have recess duty. When they came in, they had to find the kisses and then match them to the number on the 120 chart. This took awhile actually and I didn’t plan for it to! In fact, we didn’t even find them all… Who knew I was such a good hider? That was a total accident. We found the last two on the last day of school haha!
100 Ways To Be Kind Anchor Chart
This activity is great! This is not my original idea, but I got the idea from my friend Jen at Sparkling In Second Grade. I made this chart for students to list 100 ways to be kind. Then, the students come up to the chart whenever they had an idea of a way to be kind and we usually ended with meeting at the chart at the end of the day to finish it together. I left it up throughout the rest of the year and we would go back to it every now and then to talk about a way to be kind to someone that day.
100 Reasons We Love… Bulletin Board
Another fun activity I did with my kids was to write 100 reasons we love first grade. I made hearts with the heart shape tool on Powerpoint and printed them on red and pink paper. The kids cut their hearts out and wrote one thing on each heart of why they loved first grade. Each student had four hearts and then I wrote the leftovers. We tried to do different reasons, but I’m pretty sure there were some multiple! It’s fine! Every student wrote the friend sitting next to them so that every kid in our class was on the board.
I Am 100 Days Smarter Center Flipbook
This activity is one of my favorites! Like I said earlier, my team and I did rotations for the 100th day. Those were normally done in the morning so in the afternoon, I ran some simple centers in my classroom. I used this flipbook to set up the centers and they were in groups and rotated around. The centers were to draw what they will look like when they are 100, a 100th day STEM challenge, a 100th-day game, what can you do in 100 seconds, counting to 100, and to make a 100th-day monster. So much fun! You can grab it here.
Bonus: Dress Like You Are 100!
My team always encouraged students to dress like they were 100 years old. It was always so much fun to see these little old six years olds walking to our classroom with their canes. I loved when they really went into character and walked so slow. I hope you enjoyed this blog post and got some useful ideas!
How do you celebrate the 100th day of school? I would love to hear!
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