Celebrate 100 Days – 100 Ways!

The 100th day of school will be here before you know it. Do you have plans to celebrate? Give your kids a sense of accomplishment and pride by celebrating this important day in the school year. If you’re looking for ideas, we’ve come up with 100 ways to celebrate.

- Jump rope 100 times.
- Roll a pair of dice 100 times. Create a chart showing how many times each number came up. Make a graph based on the chart.
- List 100 healthy snacks.
- Choose a local park, museum, or historical building that is 100 years old, as a class research it and/or visit it.
- Find out which weighs more – 100 nickels or 100 quarters
- List 100 books you have read collaboratively.
- Write a 100 word story or poem.
- List 100 new words to learn.
- Plant 100 seeds.
- Hand out 100 Days Smarter Ribbons.
- Run a 100 yard dash.
- Write a story starting with; “One hundred years from now…..”
- Learn to say 100 in another language.
- Learn 100 vocabulary words.
- Go on a nature hike and collect 100 items. Then bring them back to class and create a piece of art, or story around them.
- Write 100 letters or post cards to service men & women, or to students in another state or country.
- List 100 flavors of ice cream, either real, or invented. Then celebrate with an ice cream social.
- Challenge students to perform 100 acts of kindness. Keep a classroom tally.
- Create a piece of art using 100 toothpicks and 100 gum drops.
- Invite someone who is 100 years old to visit the classroom.
- Invite someone who is 100 days old to visit the classroom.
- Challenge students to make as many words as possible using the letters in ONE HUNDRED
- Search magazines and newspapers for the number 100.
- Tell 100 jokes.
- Decorate your classroom with 100th Day Celebration Kit
- List 100 things you’ve learned so far this year.
- Everyone bring in 100 of something…paper clips, marbles, cotton balls, etc.
- Everyone bring in 100 coins, as a class count the money and choose a charity to donate it to, or use it to buy a much-needed classroom item.
- Make a list of 100 important dates in history
- Make a list of 100 influential people in history
- Collect 100 food items to donate to a food shelf.
- Collect 100 pencils to donate to a students’s charity.
- Collect 100 hats, or pairs of mittens for a local shelter.
- Create a classroom poster using 100 colors, or 100 vocabulary words.
- Brainstorm a list of 100 places to visit.
- Challenge students to make up 100 word or number problems with 100 in them.
- Ask each student to list 100 words that challenge them.
- Estimate what the date will be in 100 days, then see who is closest.
- Challenge kids to list 100 words that start with C. (the roman numeral for 100)
- List 100 opposites.
- Hand out 100th Day of School Pencils.
- Send 100 cards to a local nursing home.
- Find 100 important people in newspapers and magazines and cut them out.
- Find 100 things you’d like to learn more about in magazines and newspapers.
- Learn a game students played 100 years ago.
- Think of something nice to say to 100 people at school.
- Challenge kids to find out what a group of 100 parrots, 100 whales, 100 skunks, or 100 lions is called.
- Ask each student to write 100 on a piece of drawing paper and incorporate the numeral into a drawing or piece of art.
- Ask students to find out who was president of the United States 100 years ago.
- Challenge students to think of as many addition problems as they can with a sum of 100.
- Can students predict 100 things that will be invented during the next 100 years?
- Ask students to guess which container — of pennies, golf tees, jelly beans, thumbtacks, etc. — has 100 in it.
- Separate 100 jellybeans by color. What percentage of the total is the most common color? What percentage of the total is the least common color? Don’t eat the jellybeans!
- Without using a calculator, figure out how many jellybeans each student would get if you divided 100 jellybeans equally among all the students. Don’t eat the jellybeans.
- Blindfold a student and have him/her pass out the proper number of jellybeans. What is the probability that the first jellybean handed out will be the most common color? (Think about this one!) EAT THE JELLYBEANS!!
- Measure the height of your classroom ceiling. How many classrooms that size could you fit into a structure that was 100 feet tall?
- Measure the space required for a student’s desk and the aisle around it. How big would your classroom need to be to hold 100 desks with the same spacing?
- Weigh the classroom dictionary. If postage costs $3.50 a pound, how much would it cost to mail 100 dictionaries?
- Count backwards from 100 to 0 by sevens. See who can do it most quickly.
- Count from 0 to 100 by fours. See who can do it most quickly.
- With kids, make a 100th day snack mix, using 100 raisins, 100 chocolate candies, 100 pieces of cereal, 100 peanuts, 100 pretzels, etc.
- Ask kids to estimate which weighs more 100 rubber bands or 100 paper clips and check their estimates.
- Recite multiplication facts up to 100 (10 x 10) with your eyes closed!
- List 100 ways to improve our Earth.
- As a group, write 100 compound words.
- Create a treasure hunt with 100 clues for your class to follow.
- Challenge your class to read 100 books.
- With your students, create a mural showing what school was like 100 years ago, what it’s like today, and what it will be like 100 years from now.
- List 100 ways to be kind to others.
- Survey 100 students to find out their favorite 100th-day activity. Show the results in a chart.
- Collect 100 buttons, and have kids categorize them according to shape, size, number of holes, etc.
- Have each student finish the sentence, “If I had $100, “
- Have small groups of students flip a coin 100 times and record the results in a table or graph.
- List 100 ways you could help someone.
- Have a beanbag toss. Who can score 100 first?
- List 100 kind words or deeds.
- Challenge students to collect 100 autographs.
- As a class project, make a solar system mural with 100 stars.
- Color 100th Day of School Pennants.
- Ask each student to bring to school one thing that represents 100 — a $1 bill, a 100-watt light bulb, a picture of an athlete wearing number 100, and so on.
- Ask each student write a story beginning; “If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you 100 times.”
- Cutouts 100 hearts and have students write one thing they love about school on each heart. String them from your ceiling.
- See if you can hold your breath for 100 seconds!
- Figure out what a 100 second Super Bowl commercial would cost if broadcast time sells for $2.3 million per minute.
- List 100 things that had not been invented 100 years ago.
- See which student can walk the greatest distance (laps around the gym??) backwards in 100 seconds.
- Try to do 100 sit-ups or push-ups!
- Bring in a recipe from home. Adjust the quantities to feed 100 people
- Separate students into pairs standing 15′ apart. See how many can toss a tennis ball back and forth 100 times without dropping it.
- Challenge each student to complete a 100-piece puzzle.
- Solve 100 Math Problems.
- Write a story about what you would do with $100.
- Hand out $100 Bill Pens
- Estimate how much popcorn 100 kernels would make. Pop them to see whose estimate is closest.
- Play 100 games.
- Bring in a recipe from home. Adjust the quantities to feed 100 people
- Find 100 cities on a map and learn about them.
- Give each student $100 in play money and hold an auction for trinkets, favors or fun projects.
- Create a new alphabet of 100 letters instead of 26. Have students design the letters and share what they would sound like.
- End the day with 100 seconds of silence.