The 100th day of school is SO MUCH FUN. It is a great way to celebrate learning. I will be sharing some fun ways to celebrate being 100 days smarter. These activities are mainly for the primary grades, but you can find so many ideas on Pinterest for any age!
100 Years Old on the 100th Day
Dressing up is always a big hit. The kids love it, and let’s be honest, teachers love it too! It is hilarious to see what some of my students come up with for their 100 year old costumes. I love seeing them with gray hair, glasses, canes, walkers, sweaters, etc! If you plan to have your students dress up, make sure you give parents enough notice!
100 Days Smarter Hats
Your students will be excited to proudly walk around school displaying that they are 100 days smarter! Make these easy hats using the steps below.
You will need:
- 100 Days Smarter FREEBIE PDF
- Construction Paper 9 x 12
- Construction Paper 12 x 18
- Glue or Stapler
- Stickers (A LOT! 100 per student)
Step 1: Have your students place 100 stickers in the 100 on the 100 Days Smarter FREEBIE.
100 Days Smarter FREEBIE PDF
Step 2: Glue or Staple the 100 Days Smarter FREEBIE to construction paper (9×12)
Step 3: Cut 12 x 18 construction paper into strips to use as the headband portion of the hat. Measure it around each student’s head before gluing or stapling together to form the hat. I usually have to staple two strips together to make the headband.
TADA! 100 Day Smarter Hats Complete!
100th Day Cereal Necklace
This is an easy activity for the 100th day! A necklace you can eat is always a big hit, especially in Kindergarten. This activity is a great fine motor activity and also reinforces number sense and counting to 100. You can have students create patterns with the different colored fruit loops if you want to take it up a notch.
You will need:
- Fruit Loops
- String (at least 3 ft per student, you can cut off excess at the end)
- Masking Tape or Clipboards (optional)
You can either put a big pile of fruit loops on a plate or you can have each student count out 100 pieces of cereal before starting. Students will then string their cereal onto their string counting as they go. I suggest that you tape one side of the string down to a table with masking tape so the cereal does not fall off the string. You can also clip one end of the string to a clipboard as well for the same effect.
I always wrap a piece of scotch tape around the end of the string to make it easier for students to thread the string through each fruit loops. Make sure to cut off any excess tape.
You can help each student tie the string together to form their necklace when they are finished. Students can simply wear their necklace or they can decide to snack on it throughout the day.
Build with 100
This is a fun engineering/STEM activity! Simply get 100 pieces of any item you can build with! Use items you already have to make this easier. Use 100 pattern blocks, linking cubes, Legos, dominoes, cups, etc.
Doing this in groups of 3-4 promotes teamwork and cooperation as students build structures using 100 items.
We also built the number 100 using Legos (we used more than 100 Legos for this). This was challenging for my students, but I helped them and they had so much fun.
Happy 100th Day!
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