Activities and Ideas for the 100th Day of School – Lesson Plans
Celebrating the 100th day of school is a big deal in kindergarten, with kids often collecting 100 items to practice counting to 100, or making a shirt with 100 things on it to commemorate the day. My daughter collected 100 beads (like in this post with ideas for things to collect from KC Edventures), and they made 100 day trail mix (similar to the one found in this post from Megan Zeni, but you can use any 10 items you have at home or can easily get for a group). Here’s another trail mix recipe with printable mat from Playdough to Plato.
If you’re looking for shirt ideas, Kindercraze has a ton of ideas in their 100th day of school fashion show post. There’s also a printable kids can decorate and wear as a hat or use as a sign.
One Giggle Classroom has a fun collection of 100th day activities, including printables, a song and activity ideas. I love the idea of using an aging app to see how kids might look at 100, and, if you have a long hallway or can do it outside, measuring distance with 100 kids.
Lessons 4 Little Ones has some great ideas for 100th day snacks, math activities, estimating which container has 100 items in it, coloring projects and more. You can plan your whole day with just these fun ideas.
The tradition of celebrating 100 days of school dates back to the early 20th century. Originally, it was a way for teachers to mark the significant milestone of reaching 100 days of instruction with their students. Today, it is still a way for schools to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of both students and teachers over the course of the school year.
One fun idea to celebrate 100 days of school at home with your child is to make a “100th Day of School” crown. You can have your child decorate the crown with 100 objects such as stickers, glitter, or small toys. You could also encourage them to count out 100 objects and create a picture or design with them.
Another fun idea is to have your child create a “100 Days of School” poster. You could provide them with a large piece of paper and have them decorate it with pictures, drawings, or magazine cutouts that represent something they have learned over the past 100 days. They could also write or dictate 100 things they have learned or enjoyed during the school year.
You could also have a “100 days of school” scavenger hunt. Make a list of 100 items for your child to find around the house, you could make it more fun by giving clues. This activity can help children practice counting, reading, and problem-solving skills.
Lastly, another fun idea to celebrate 100 days of school at home with your child is to have a “100th Day of School” party. You could make a cake with 100 candles or have your child help prepare a meal or snack with 100 ingredients. This can be a fun way to celebrate the milestone and reflect on the past 100 days of learning and growth.
All in all, the key to celebrate the 100th day of school is to make it fun and interactive for your child and acknowledge the hard work and progress they’ve made throughout the school year. It’s a great opportunity to bond and reflect on their growth as learners.