100th Day of School Activities and Games [84 Ideas] (2024)

100th Day of School Activity Ideas

Looking to celebrate the 100th day of school? Here is a collection of 100th day of school activities and ideas. As you look throughthese ideas, you’ll see great variety that work bothin classrooms, schools, AND Before and After School Programs! Ideas for all ages!

There are ideas that incorporate physical activity, community service, kindness, snacks, art and more…Many are just plain fun any time!!! (Be sure tolook at#35 and the one with jewelry! Consider these waaaaaay before the 100th day-Some will take thought and preparation! It will however, be well worth it!

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1.100 Days of School Poster Ideas

Have children make a collection of 100 items and display them on a poster board.

2. 100 Days Snack Ideas

Make up your own trail mix using 100 items of each ingredient.

3.Say“Hello” in 100 languages.

4. 100 Days PE Activity

#1: After exercising 100 times, (10 jumping jacks + 10 times touching toes, etc.), take out a stop watch and have 100 seconds of silence. Enjoy that 100 seconds!

5.Gym time Version

Do and count 10 sets of ten of the following:

  • Sit-ups
  • Touching the toes- then the shoulders – the waist
  • Jumping on both `feet’
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Wiggles all over
  • Hop on one foot, then on the other
  • Bounces of a ball
  • ‘Snow Angels’ on the ground
  • Claps-Shrugs-Etc.

6.See what you can make with 100 Legos.

7. Valentines Idea

If it’s near Valentine’s Day, make 100 Valentine cards for local nursing home residents.

8.100 Foot Prints:
With a friend- trace each others’ feet.

  • Each child colors and decorates onefoot; do this with each child in the classroom/program.Do both feetif necessary.
  • Combineall decorated traced feetand tape the footprints down the hall.
  • Mark off every 10 feet until you reach 100 feet. (Talk to Principal of School to see if there is an area where you can do this…)

9.How many times can students write their name in 100 seconds? Predict, and then actually do it.

10.Snack – Use one pretzel and two oval crackers to make the numeral “100”. Using an oval template a little smaller than the cracker, cut two pieces of cheese to go on the crackers.

11.Play music…Dance for 100 seconds…stop… then do again…

12.Predict how far 100 steps will take you? How many to the gym? To the playground?

13.This one combines…Puzzle Fun, Prizes and Community Service all in one!

  • Break the children into groups and put together 100 piece puzzles.
  • Consider using some of them as prizes– or take a few to an Assisted Living Home when the puzzles are completed.

14.Good Idea fora ‘Graffiti Wall’!

  • On the 100th day of school put together a list of 100 things in which staff and youth are thankful.
  • Put these on a large sheet of roll paper. (Put a titile above it that says, “The Graffiti Wall”)
  • Encourage kids to be creative and thoughtful as they come up with their ideas.
  • The word “things” does not necessarily mean material items.
  • Leave up the wall for the week.
  • This can be started BEFORE the 100th Day.

15.One Hundred Hanging Objects:

  • As a group, decide on a “set item” such as hearts for Valentine Day– or some other object that correlates with your current theme.
  • Each child would make items to get to the “100” number to hang in the room.
  • Some thing could also be illustrated or written on the objects that relates to the theme. (For hearts, children could draw or write kind actions they can do for others.)
  • Attach the 100 objects to various lengths of yarn and hang in the room.

16.Try to get painter’s caps donated from a local lumber yard. Decorate the hat with 100 things. You can use 100 dots, stripes, ribbons, macaroni, popcorn kernels, cereal, buttons, or stickers!

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17.Make a poster for your hallway that has 100 painted handprints. This heart shape would be nice.

18.In oneprogram, children popped 100 balloons in the gym while they were timed to see how long it would take.(A middle school program was enlisted to help blow up the 100 balloons–A nice Community Service) The kindergarteners loved it. It really got the children” pumped” for the special day!

19.For kindergartners learning to write to 100…

  • Have children work with a partner (pair up a child that is struggling with someone who is good with numbers).
  • They write to 100.
  • Each child has a different colored marker, and they alternate writing the numbers. (For example 1 is red, 2 is blue, 3 is red, 4 is blue…..on and on to 100).
  • The kids will love to do this; it’s amazing how much they teach each other!!

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20.Do you have an After-School Program?Hold a school wide contest entitled “Guess which jar has 100 pieces of candy”.Each student in the schoolis given a ballot prior to coming into the program or area.

•They first view your children’s 100th day projects and then guess which jar has the 100 pieces in it.

•Students drop their ballot off in a basket next to the particular jar they believe has the 100 pieces of candy. (There are jars of small wrapped candies.)

•To add on to this idea— the visiting children go out into the hallway and walk the 100 footsteps that are laminated on a roll of paper and taped down to the hallway floor.

•Near the end of the day, the winning jar # of candy is announced, and one piece of candy is distributed to each winner…Or if there isone winner, they can share the candy with their class! Their name and room # are on the ballots.

21.Set up 100 cereal boxes in domino fashion and have children knock them down to watch them fall. (Start collecting the boxes well in advance!!!)

22.Take an indoor parachute and popcorn 100 pair of rolled up socks… (Start getting old sock donations early!) Or put 100 one dollar play money bills in the parachute.

23.Read the book100 Hungry Ants.

24.Before the 100th day – have children make posterswith each child stamping 10 times on a piece of paper. Do this until you get to 100 stampings on each poster. Write “Happy 100th Day!” and post them around your area.

25.Have contests:

  • Who can count backwards from 100 the fastest?
  • Who can jump 100 jumping jacks the fastest?
  • Who can jump-rope to 100?

26.A “Penny Harvest”: Each child is asked to bring 100 pennies that they harvest up from the loose change at home.

  • The students estimate how much 100 pennies would weigh.
  • How high they can stack 100 pennies.
  • How many pennies it would take to outline a child.
  • What the grand total amount would be of the pennies.
  • Find your birth year on a penny.
  • When done… donate ALL the pennies the students in the program collected to a local charity.

27.In the USA,the hundredth day usually falls in February— for ‘Black History Month’ put together a bulletin board with the children compiling a list of 100 African-Americans that have made a difference.

28.As each child enters the door on the 100th day, give them a number.

1. All through the morning and afternoon , set a timer to go off every 10 minutes.

2. At that point someone takes a number from a hat – and the child with that number gets a small prize.

3. Every 100th minute, the winner gets two small prizes. Children enjoy the anticipation.

4. Count by tens every time the timer goes off and kept a record on chart paper or whiteboard/blackboard.

5. When outside make sure you have the timer and prize box.

6. Stop after every child has a prize!!! Have children take a prize if they leave for home before their number is chosen.

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29.Celebrate the 100th day or week celebration by shaking milkshakes –100 times.Make shakes from softened ice cream, milk and chocolate syrup if desired… put all into a tight containers.Have children count to 100 as they are shaken.Pour into individual glasses and add straws…Kids will love them!!!

30.Give each child in your program— slips of paper that will eventually form a paper chain… The amount of slips of paper each child receives will be based on the number of kids in your program. (If you have many children consider doing 200 or 300)Have each child write different things they enjoyed most in your program or classto this point. (One experience to one paper loop)Connect the 100 fun things together and hang it as a paper chain.

31.During “100th Day” week put up a large sheet of butcher paper; you can also use a black board/white board with the title “100HAPPYWords”. Words make the world go around and words that are “Happy” do affect the environment of your program!

32.TWO COMMUNITY SERVICE IDEAS:Collect 100 items for your local Humane Society.The children can donate food, treats, and toys for the animals. Count, sort, and graph the items. ‘Kindness Week’ is also in February–so this works well with that!Collect 100 returnable bottles and donate to a charity…

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33.Tie the hundredth day with ‘Acts of Kindness’.

  • Make a tree out of poster board & add leaves using green, yellow, & orange construction paper.
  • On each leaf write good deeds done by the children.
  • Keep adding to the tree until it is blooming with 100 acts of kindness.
  • The bookThe Giving Treeby Shel Silverstein would workwith this activity.

34.This idea is great for Pre-k and/or a Kindergarten program.

  • Read the Wolf’s Chicken Stew…and then take the children AWAY from your room.
  • Have someone hide 100 paper chickens cutouts around the room.
  • Have chickens sticking out of books, in the play bins, in children’s boots, under the tables and up/down/in/out of everything…!
  • When children return have them find the chickens and group the chickens in lines or piles of 10’s.
  • Keep searching until children just don’t find any more!It’ll be a nice surprise when a few chickens are found over the next week or so.

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35.All 100th Dayed out??? (Great Idea!)CELEBRATE THE 101st DAY OF SCHOOLwith a Dalmatian theme and watching the movie “101 Dalmatians”!

36. Have kids complete this sentence: I wish I had 100 _________ because ____________.

37.Have students collect 100 cans of food, and donate them to a local soup kitchen.

38.Ask kids to finish the sentence “One hundred years from now, _______”

39. With your group send a postcard to a school in some or all of the cities 100 miles away from your school.

40.Have students compare the time it takes to melt 100 ice cubes at several different air temperatures — inside, outside, next to a heater, next to a fan — and show the results in a chart or graph.

41. Have students make a list of 100 things that didn’t exist 100 years ago.

42.Help your students make a classroom quilt with 100 squares in it.

43.Together with students’ families, create a cookbook of 100 favorite recipes.

44.Without looking at a calendar—ask children to estimate what the date will be in 100 days and to check their estimates on a calendar.

45.Help your students list 100 flavors of ice cream, and have them vote for their favorites. Show the results in a chart.

46.Ask kids to write a list of 100 opposites.

47.Help children send 100 cards to a local nursing home.

48. Challenge students to perform 100 acts of kindness.

49.Have kids make a chain of 100 paper links and measure how long it is.

50.Help students learn a game that children played 100 years ago.(See the Colonial Theme for ideas)

51. Invite someone 100 years old to visit your program/classroom.

52.Have kids write their names using 100 paper dots.

53.Challenge students to tell 100 jokes.(Compile them into a booklet–lots on this site under ‘Literacy: Jokes’)

54.Have a beanbag toss. Who can score 100 first?

55.Challenge your group to read 100 books.

56.Geography: Look at a map to find what is 100 miles north, south, east, and west of your school.

57.What was happening 100 years ago: Who was President? What were some new inventions?

58.String necklaces with 100 beads or Cheerios.

59.Calculate what year it will be when you turn 100 years old?

60.Write a story about what the world will be like in 100 years.

61. Are there buildings taller than 100 stories? Find out.

62. Sing “100 Bottles of Pop on the Wall” all the way through!

63.Learn 100 new words.

64.Build the tallest structure you can, using tape and 100 craft sticks or straws.

65.Count and glue 100 beans or seeds to a piece of cardboard.

66. Count by 2’s to 100. Then, count by 5’s.

67. What would you do with $100?

68. Close your eyes for 100 seconds. Stand when you think the time is up….Have someone time you).

69.What will happen 100 years from now?

70.Listen to 100 minutes of music…

71. Walk 100 yards with the entire group.

72.Put up 100 lights (Christmas type)

73. Toss a coin 100 times and graph the results… head and tails.

74.Havechildren draw a picture of how they will look when they are 100 years old (These can be hysterical!) They can also write about the picture. What will they be doing? Their families? What will the world be like! Etc.

75.This is a great idea from Cassie in Michigan!I copied this idea from someone else–but now have been doing it for many years. The young kids love it anddon’t stop looking and touching everything I’m wearing!Cassie

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On the 100th day of school, I put on tons and tons of jewelry.The children guess whether I have less or more than 100 pieces of jewelry on. I cover myself in bracelets, pins, beads, chains, rings, etc.We chart all the guesses and all children get a treat…but the child who comes closest to the exact number gets an extra treat. (Usually it is OVER 100)

ALSO—my two assistants dress as if they’re each 100 years old. They hated the idea at first–but now really have a ball with it. Strangely, the kids are a lot more gentle around them on that day!!! LOL

76.THE 100 INCH DASH! (Game)
You need: yard stick and tape

  • Measure out 100″ on the floor or field.
  • Mark a start and finish line with the tape.
  • Start the race at the signal and try to reach the finish line.
  • What makes this difficult is that the children are to move their feet only one inch at a time by taking baby steps!
  • The winner crosses the finish line first.

77. & 78. MORE ‘DASH GAME IDEAS’…These two ideas come from Kelsey Paschetto at Howevalley Elementay School..(Thank you Kelsey for sharing!)

• Kelsayshares thatshe modified the 100 in dash (#76.)and turned it into a relay race. Her older elementary students had a blast with! (I love that idea! Barb)

•She also does a 100 inBALL TOSS.
Usingthesame tape from the “Dash Game in #76 and #77), the first person in each teamstarts at the same time.
After they have taken ten steps and crossed the finish line, they turn around and tossa soft ball.
If it is caught, they get to sit down. If not, they go to the back of the line for a second try.
Each team member continues in the same manner. The first team to have everyone sit down wins. If numbers of players are not even, Kelsey catches the last ball…

Adapted from L. Davis & C. Adams, Iowa

Make a large poster in the shape of the number 100 to hang in your classroom/program area.SEVERAL WEEKSbefore the 100th day of school, discuss acts of kindness toward others. Based on the number of youth in your group, two to three weeks before the big day, announce open season on acts of kindness. Encourage the children to recognize acts of kindness by others.

Each time kids see a classmate or friend engage in an act of kindness, they will tell staff and then put a sticker and their friend’s name on the poster. The students can NOT name themselves, only others.

It should be easy to reach the goal of 100 acts of kindness. A profound difference in behavior, relationships, and outlook will be noticed.

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Collect 100 hugs. Keep track on them on a chart.

81, 82, & 83…The following three ideas come from Sue Morgan! Thank you Sue

•We use an Atlas and make a list of 100 cities in the United States

•We make a list of 100 pairs of hom*onyms or Antonyms

•We each get a large piece of art paper & draw 100 of the same item on it.
Everyone must do something different.
I tell them to think of something simple & something they would like to draw. It usually takes two days. They learn quickly that 100 is a lot of things. The posters turn out cute & we display them in the classroom.


84.MAKE SHAKER PUDDING–Pour 2 cups of milk into a jar/container with a lid, add 1 small box of instant pudding mix, and shake 100 times.Have children take turns shaking and counting together as a group!



100th Day Worries
by Margery Cuyler

Centipede’s One Hundred Shoes
by Tony Ross

Emily’s First 100 Days of School
by Rosemary Wells

Fluffy’s 100th Day of School
by Kate Mcmullan

From One to One Hundred
by Teri Sloat

I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words
by Michael Frith

Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of School
by Joseph Slate

One Hundred Best Loved Verses
by Mary Engelbreit

One Hundred Hungry Ants
by Elinor J Pinczes, Bonnie MacKain (Illustrator), Elinor Pinczes

One Hundred Monsters in My School
by Bonnie Bader

One Hundred Shoes
by Charles Ghigna

One Watermelon Seeds
by Celia Barker Lottridge

The 100th Day of School
by Matt Mitter

The Wolf’s Chicken Stew
by Keiko Kasza
Book List Source: apples4theteacher.com

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  1. 100 Days of School Poster Ideas: Children can make a collection of 100 items and display them on a poster board [[1]].
  2. 100 Days Snack Ideas: Make a trail mix using 100 items of each ingredient [[2]].
  3. Say "Hello" in 100 languages [[3]].
  4. 100 Days PE Activity: After exercising 100 times, have 100 seconds of silence [[4]].
  5. Gym time Version: Perform various physical activities in sets of ten, such as sit-ups, touching toes, jumping jacks, and more [[5]].
  6. See what you can make with 100 Legos [[6]].
  7. Valentines Idea: Make 100 Valentine cards for local nursing home residents [[7]].
  8. 100 Foot Prints: Trace each other's feet, decorate them, and tape them down the hall to mark off every 10 feet until you reach 100 feet [[8]].
  9. How many times can students write their name in 100 seconds? [[9]].
  10. Snack: Use pretzels and oval crackers to make the numeral "100" [[10]].
  11. Play music and dance for 100 seconds [[11]].
  12. Predict how far 100 steps will take you [[12]].
  13. Puzzle Fun, Prizes, and Community Service: Break children into groups to put together 100-piece puzzles and consider using them as prizes or donating them to an assisted living home [[13]].
  14. Graffiti Wall: Create a wall where staff and youth can write down 100 things they are thankful for [[14]].
  15. One Hundred Hanging Objects: Make objects related to a theme and hang them in the room to reach 100 objects [[15]].
  16. Decorate painter's caps with 100 things [[16]].
  17. Make a poster with 100 painted handprints [[17]].
  18. Pop 100 balloons in the gym [[18]].
  19. Write numbers from 1 to 100 with alternating colors [[19]].
  20. Guess which jar has 100 pieces of candy: Hold a school-wide contest where students guess which jar has 100 pieces of candy and distribute prizes accordingly [[20]].

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100th Day of School Activities and Games [84 Ideas] (2024)


How to make 100th day of school? ›

100th Day of School Activities for Elementary Students
  1. Bring in 100 of an Item. ...
  2. Create an 100th Day of School Poster. ...
  3. Make Snacks to Commemorate the Day. ...
  4. Make Shirts With 100. ...
  5. Make a List of 100. ...
  6. Dress Up as an 100-Year-Old. ...
  7. Make Pictures Using the Digits of 100. ...
  8. Build a Structure With 100 Cups.

What are the math activities for the 100th day of school? ›

100th day of school math activities

Ask students to divide 100 Cheerios (or another snack) into groups of 2, 4, 5, and 10. Work with a partner to come up with 100 addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division equations that equal 100.

What is the big deal about the 100th day of school? ›

Why do we celebrate 100 days of school? This marks a point in the year where students are more than half-way through the 180 day school year. It is a time to reflect on all the learning that has taken place so far.

What is the 100 days of school thing? ›

The holiday was started in 1979 in Livermore, California, by teacher Lynn Taylor and is now a significant part of classroom culture and Pinterest board queries across the globe. Taylor celebrated the 100th day of school in her classroom to help children understand the concrete lesson of the number 100.

How to make your hair GREY for 100 days of school? ›

Alright, parents, so if you're having to do 100 days of school, dress up, and you need your kids hair to look gray, the trick is do baby powder first on your kids hair, and then spray with some dry shampoo. And the baby powder makes the dry shampoo stick.

What do you bring to a 100 day celebration? ›

Blessings and Good Wishes:

Gifting on the 100th day is a way to convey blessings and good wishes to the baby and their family. Traditional gifts often include red envelopes (Hongbao) containing money or thoughtful gifts such as gold jewellery, which symbolise prosperity, luck, and protection for the little one.

What do students reflect on during the 100th day of school? ›

Most importantly, it's a special opportunity for students to reflect on their hard work and celebrate all the progress they've made, and there's a lot to celebrate for making it through these first 100 days!

How do you make math activity creative? ›

15 Ways to Make Math Fun!
  1. Make It Hands-on. A hands-on math activity involves children doing something instead of passively learning through reading or writing. ...
  2. Real Life Math. ...
  3. Magic Motivators. ...
  4. Art and Music. ...
  5. Math Apps. ...
  6. Mr. ...
  7. Don't Talk About How Math was Boring for You. ...
  8. Make it Practical.

Who invented 100 days of school? ›

The First 100th Day of School

Back in 1979, Lynn Taylor, along with her colleagues David Cooper and Mary Hurdlow, celebrated their first 100th day of school. The idea grew from their experience with a program called Math Their Way and an activity called The Days of School Graph.

Who celebrates 100 days of school? ›

The 100th Day of School is widely celebrated in preschools, kindergartens, and elementary schools as a fun milestone to break up the school year. Special lessons and activities are prepared to celebrate the day.

Why is 100 days of school important? ›

The 100th day is particularly special in preschool classrooms where foundational skills are being developed. At this age, children are beginning to grasp basic counting and number concepts, and the number 100 often represents the largest number they have encountered in their young lives.

How should I dress my child for 100 days of school? ›

Many kids who dress up for the 100th day of school wear centenarian costumes, also known as 100 year old person costumes. Little girls will look cute dressed in floral print dresses paired with comfy cardigan sweaters and spectacles.

What is the movie about 100 days of school? ›

Emily's First 100 Days of School.

How can I make 17 minutes go by fast in school? ›

How to Pass Time in Class
  1. 1 Listen actively and take notes.
  2. 2 Interact in class and ask questions.
  3. 3 Illustrate your notes.
  4. 4 Complete your homework for another class.
  5. 5 Organize and create a to-do list.
  6. 6 Doodle in the margins of your notebook.
  7. 7 Read something interesting.
  8. 8 Engage in some creative writing.

How can I make 8 hours of school go by faster? ›

What Are The Most Recommended Tips on How To Make School Go By Faster?
  1. Tip #1: Time Management. ...
  2. Tip #2: Be an Active Listener. ...
  3. Tip #3: Do Not Look At The Clock. ...
  4. Tip #4: Avoid Staring Into Space. ...
  5. Tip #5: Pay Attention And Do The Work. ...
  6. Tip #6: Get a Study Buddy. ...
  7. Tip #7: Interact In Class And Ask Questions.
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Who started 100 days of school? ›

The First 100th Day of School

Back in 1979, Lynn Taylor, along with her colleagues David Cooper and Mary Hurdlow, celebrated their first 100th day of school. The idea grew from their experience with a program called Math Their Way and an activity called The Days of School Graph.

What to do for 100 days anniversary? ›

Here are a few ideas on what you can do to make this day special: 1. Plan a romantic date: Surprise your girlfriend with a thoughtfully planned date, such as a candlelit dinner at home or her favorite restaurant. You can also recreate your first date or visit a place that holds special memories for both of you.


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