Who is ready for the 100th Day Of School? It’s coming quicker than we think, for some of us it’s already here! The 100th Day of School is such an important day of the year, in my opinion. Not only do students need to be proud of themselves for making it through the first portion of the year, but most Kindergarten students learn to count to 100 by the 100th day. This is a magnificent accomplishment, one that should be celebrated! These 100th Day Of School Ideas are the perfect place to start when you’re planning for this exciting day!
100th Day Of School Ideas
If you are looking for easy, practical, yet fun ideas for the 100th day of school in your Kindergarten classroom, then this post is for you! I love the 100th day of school and have a huge collection of ideas that I have been collecting over the last few years. I usually add one or two new ideas to our 100th day, but I usually stick to my ‘traditional’ 100th day stations. Every teacher and classroom is different, so this may or may not work for you and your classroom. Here is a quick run down of my 100th Day.
100th Day At Home Projects
It’s always fun to build the anticipation of the 100th Day. I do this by encouraging my students to master counting to 100 by 1’s by our 100th Day celebration and by choosing a few at-home projects they can do with their families or grown ups. (It’s never mandatory…read the room and know your students and home situations.) If ever I feel like a student will not be able to participate in one of the activities, I make an effort to make it happen while they are at school. For instance, asking an older student to help them make a collection from things in our classroom. I’m going to share the at-home projects that I have done with my students.
100th Day Shirts with 100 Things
And yes, I always make and wear a shirt too!
100th Day Monsters
100th Day Collections
100th Day Celebration
I usually make a grand little entrance sign for our special 100th day and add a few festive decorations. My kids love this! It can be simple and made with butcher paper or you can purchase decorations. You can find more decorating ideas here.
Student Activities for the 100th Day
5 Stations For 100th Day
As I mentioned, I have 5 different stations for students to rotate through. These include:
- 100 Day Crowns
Printable 100 Day Crown that children can color or decorate, then cut and assemble.
- 100 Day Trail Mix
Using the parent collection letter, take the snacks brought in and create individual bags with their snacks. First, though, use the printable counting mats to help students count to 100 with their snacks.
- 100 Day Gumball Q-Tip Painting
Use printable, q-tips and paint for students to create 100 gumballs.
- 100 Paper Chain Links
The Paper chain activity is not in the printable set. Have no fear, though, use construction paper cut into strips,. Show students how to make a paper chain using glue or tape. Each group can make a chain of 100.
- Roll & Color/Write To 100
Another fabulous printable that will help children with numbers 1-100, both counting and writing.
You are in luck, too, because I put most of these into one simple to prep printable pack. You can get that here.
I always ask for grown-up volunteers to help with our 100th stations. I send a letter/request for help. I have 5 stations and need 1 adult per station. I’ve even had older teenage siblings volunteer.
How the stations work:
- I split my students into 5 groups, one for each station. They will rotate every 20-25 minutes until each group has been at each station.
- Each station has a grown-up volunteer helping students at that station.
- After each group has been to each station, we go back to our seats count to 100 and then eat our 100th Day trail mix and other treats we may have.
100th Day Trail Mix Collection Letter
Before the 100th day, I put out some requests for items that we will need for the any or all of the activities. There are multiple ways to do this. You can send home a note, post to ClassDojo, Remind or other grown-up communication tool you may use. (Requests depend on the activities that I have chosen for the 100th Day celebration)
Here is an example of the items for our trail mix food items. Items include:
- chocolate chips
- gummy bears
- mini pretzel rods
- mini marshmallows
- Cheeze Its
- mini Teddy Grahams
- Fruit Loops
- Jelly Beans.
Grown Ups always come through and I always have enough! I use these items with the 100th Day Sorting Mats.
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If you are still looking for more ideas, check out this Ultimate List: 100 Ideas for the 100th Day of School blog post!
Hope you have an amazing 100th Day of School!