You and your students have been working hard and growing like crazy this school year. So, your 100th day is a day that’s definitely worth celebrating—with gusto! Here is an awesome list of educational 100th day of school ideas to complement your curriculum. And the best part may be that your students will just think they’re having fun!
1. Celebrate 100th day with crowns
Lay out supplies to make these fun crowns that are worth wearing to celebrate 100th day.
Learn more: 100 Days Crowns at Simply Sweet Teaching
2. Get your students up and moving
Need 100th day of school ideas that get kids moving? Create a list like the one above, with different physical activities, and have students color in each row after they finish each activity.
Learn more: 100th Day Actions at Proud To Be Primary
3. Challenge students with counting stations
Fill bins with various collections of 100 items and include a task card for students to complete. Set your bins out in stations and let the kids play (and learn!).
Learn more: Counting Stations @teachoutsidethebox via Instagram
4. Watch 100th day videos
Videos about the 100th day of school are great to get kids excited about the big event. Try some of these short videos in between activities or at the end of the day.
Learn more: 100th Day Videos at We Are Teachers
5. Set up writing stations
Include an activity that challenges students to write100 words. These can be favorite words, vocabulary words, names of people in their lives, or any words they choose!
Learn more: Writing Stations @sweetandsauerfirsties via Instagram
6. Make a 100th day poster
Have your students come up with 100 reasons why they love their friends, the class, their school, etc.
Learn more: 100 Reasons @artsyapple via Instagram
7. Make a gumball machine
Just create a printout of these adorable gumball machines and have students add 100 gumballs with dot paint.
Learn more: Gumball Machine @onepetiteteacher via Instagram
8. Declare 100 as the “number of the day”
On the 100th day of school, celebrate with any of the activities shown above. From writing the number to adding and subtracting to creating a number line—students will gain number sense as they celebrate a milestone day.
Learn more: Number of the Day at Proud To Be Primary
9. Make Cheerio necklaces
What’s more adorable than little kids stringing together Cheerio necklaces? Not only does this activity build find motor skills, it reinforces number sense.
Learn more: Cheerios necklaces @thepoppinpineappleteacher via Instagram
10. Build using 100 things
Round up individual supplies like cups, LEGO bricks, or other items in the classroom. Then let your kids get building!
Learn more: Build 100 Things @kotsikinders via Instagram
11. Create structures with 100 cups
Encourage teamwork with this fun activity. Challenge students to build a 100-cup structure. The task will encourage strategy, communication, and teamwork to accomplish.
Learn more: Cup-Stacking @twolibrarians via Instagram
12. Create art from the number 100
Give students cutouts of 1-0-0 and have them come up with an original design using the numbers.
Source: 100 Pictures @MrsLieu_BTES via Instagram
13. Celebrate 100th day with 100 snacks
One of our favorite 100th day of school ideas is, what else? Snacks! Put together this delicious snack, then have students count and cover the squares with each of them. When they get to 100, they get to eat their completed project.
Learn more: 100 Snacks @littlemisstattoedteacher via Instagram
14. Sing the 100 Days of School song
Your young students will love this catchy ditty that not only celebrates the day but reinforces counting by tens.
Learn more: 100th Day of School Song at The Kiboomers via YouTube
15. Write about being 100 years old
Looking for 100th day of school ideas that incorporate writing and art? Have students create a picture of what they’ll look like at 100 years old and write a journal entry about what the world will be like.
Learn more: 100 Years Old at Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten
16. Do math activities using hundreds charts
Hundreds charts are a great source of activities on 100th day. We’ve gathered 20 different games and activities you can do with your students.
Learn more: 20 Hundreds Chart Activities at We Are Teachers
17. Collect 100 autographs
This sociable activity not only allows students to practice writing their names, it encourages community building. Set a timer and allow students to mingle, asking their classmates to add their autograph to each book.
Learn more: 100 Autographs at One Sharp Bunch
18. Bring 100 things to class to share
Invite your students to bring in 100 items of their choice to share with the class during circle time.
Learn more: 100 Things Bag @sunshineandschooltime via Instagram
19. Celebrate the 100th day with stories about the 100th day
20. Build 100 with pattern blocks
Create a template of the number 100, then have students fill it in with pattern blocks. On a recording sheet, have them record how many of each shape they used to make the number 100.
Learn more: 100 Day Pattern Blocks at One Sharp Bunch
21. Read stories with 100 in the title
22. Read nonfiction 100s books
23. Put together 100-piece puzzles
Little kids love putting together puzzles! Group them into teams and give them time to work on not only their cognitive and motor skills but their social skills as well.
Learn more: Puzzles on Amazon
24. Collect 100 smiles
What a joyful idea! Partner students up and send them off to collect 100 smiles from different people around school. Have them color one smiley face in each time they get a smile.
Learn more: 100 Smiles at Joyful Learning in KC
25. Brainstorm 100 acts of kindness to celebrate the 100th day
Leading up to the 100th day, create this poster. Then, at circle time, ask kids to brainstorm ideas to add to the list.
Learn more: 100 Acts of Kindness @sparklinginsecondgrade via Instagram
26. Go on a 100-hearts scavenger hunt
This teacher hid gold hearts made from shiny wrapping paper around her class and challenged her students to find them all.
Learn more: 100 Hearts at Classroom 106 via Twitter/X
27. Count crayons
This activity is a great station for your 100 days celebration. Let students work in pairs and count out 100 crayons.
Learn more: 100 Crayons @partymomplanners via Instagram
28. Go on a Hershey’s Kiss scavenger hunt
This teacher hid 100 Hershey Kisses around the room and challenged her students to find them all. Each group had to find 10 Hershey Kisses and fill their ten-frame. Once every group fills their ten-frame, they match the numbers on the bottom of their Kisses to the hundreds chart.
Learn more: 100 Kisses @msmelfieducates via Instagram
29. Celebrate 100th day with a 100-link paper chain
Younger kids may sometimes find it difficult to grasp just how long 100 days is. Creating this fun paper chain is a great way to teach them how large 100 of something is.
Learn more: 100th Day Paper Chain at Artists Helping Children
30. Set up 100-day math challenges
This teacher created 18 different math tasks and challenged students to see how many they could complete in 100 minutes.
Learn more: Math Challenges @secondgradesassypants via Instagram
31. Create a 100-year bucket list
Talk about what a bucket list is with your students. Then sit down and ask them to think about what sorts of things they would like to accomplish in their lifetime. Have them add a few to their “Before I am 100” bucket list.
Learn more: 100 Bucket List @smittenwithfirst via Instagram
32. Make a book together
Creating a book together is always a fun learning experience. This book in particular is sure to inspire a lot of laughs too. Gather your students on the rug and ask them for ideas to include in your book.
Learn more: Things We’ve Been Told @practicalprimaryteacher via Instagram