Hello friends! The 100th day of school is quickly sneaking up on us, so I decided to share what I do in my classroom every year. And yes, there is a FREEBIE!!
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 how my 100th day stations work.
Before the 100th day, I send home a 100th day letter with every student with 3 requests. One request is asking them to come to send their student to school on the 100th day with a shirt decorated with 100 ‘things’. I love seeing what the parents/students come up with and all the students and families love this activity! I send the letter out about 2-3 weeks ahead, just to give parents a head start on the project. (Looking for ideas or pictures of the shirts? Go read more here!)
Next in the letter, is a request for our trail mix food items. Items include: chocolate chips, gummy bears, mini pretzel rods, mini marshmallows, Cheeze Its, M&Ms, mini Teddy Grahams, Fruit Loops, Goldfish, and Jelly Beans. Parents always come through and I always have enough! I use my 100 Day sorting mat with this activity.
I usually make a grand little entrance sign for our special 100th day and add a few festive decorations. My kids love this! You can find decorating ideas on this post. 🙂 Or check out the pictures in this post for more inspiration!
And finally in the 100th day letter is a request for 5-6 parent volunteers to help run our 100 day stations! I run 5 stations and need a parent manning each one.
The 5 stations I have are:
100 Day Crowns; 100 Day Trail Mix; 100 Gumballs q-tip painting; 100 paper chain links; roll and color 100 or write to 100.
I have created a simple pack that is easy to print and use on the 100th day of school. Every station that I described above, is included. The only one not included is the 100 link paper chain. All that is needed for that station are strips of colored construction paper and a stapler or glue. The parent volunteer shows/helps the students make links to add to the chain. You can go HERE to purchase or click on the image.
How the stations work:
I split my students into 5 groups and they rotate every 20-25 minutes to each station. Each station has a parent volunteer that runs that station for the day. Parent volunteers come a few minutes before school and I give them the run-down for each station. Every student gets to participate at each station. I don’t include myself in running a station, as I like to go around and take pictures of the students engaged at every station or diffuse any problems that may arise.
After the last round of stations, we go back to our seats and enjoy our 100 day trail mix and any other treats we may have for our celebration!
Want to give this freebie to your students this year for growing their brains for 100 days? Click HERE for your freebie!
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!