The 100th Day Of School is always a highlight of our year! That day is a milestone for us because we’ve been learning and laughing for 100 days! In our classroom, we celebrate the entire day with nonstop 100th-day-of-school activities! That means lots of learning, meeting standards, dressing up, eating, and laughing!
100th Day Resources
These 100th-day-of-school creations include everything you need for your 100th-day celebration! Hats, writing, chart labels, decorations, and more. NOTE: The content of these two resources is the same. The fiesta has a fiesta theme while the 100th Day Of School is a generic theme with stars.
100th Day Of School Hats
Our 100th day of school starts with our 100th-day hats!
Over the years, we’ve tried lots of ways to make our hats. Finally, I’ve found a plan that works so well and makes sure we all get 100 items on our hats. You see, it’s the 100th day of school so this means we’re counting to 100! Our hats are great practice counting to 10 and counting to 100!
We set up 10 different stations featuring small objects such as stamps, stickers, and ink pads. At each station, the students pick a strip of cardstock with 10 boxes printed on it (included in our 100th-day resources). They fill that strip up and move to the next station. When they’re finished, we staple the strips to a sentence strip and have our 100th-day hats!
100th Day Of School Writing
Of course, we are meeting standards during our day-long 100th-day-of-school celebration! We write 100 words. We write what we want 100 of and what we don’t want 100 of. And we write what we would be like at 100 years old!
We also write what we would buy with $100!
For our 100-word writing activity, we choose 10 categories. And then we write 10 words for each category!
Another great idea is to have your grade level come up with 100 reasons why we love kindergarten (or your school!)
Of course, if you’re going to write what about being 100 years old, you have to look the part! We use the Aging Booth app on our phones to make the kids look 100! Can we say adorable and HILARIOUS!? This is one of my favorite 100th-day-of-school activities!
100th Day Of School Numbers And Counting
Who doesn’t like chocolate?! And a lot of chocolate?! Our math lesson for the 100th day of school involves 100 Hershey Kisses! True story.
First I label 100 stickers with numbers 1-100. Put the stickers on the bottom of the Hershey Kisses. Hide the Kisses around the classroom. Place number cards on a surface.
Students find a Kiss. They bring it to me, identify the number and place the Kiss on the correct number card. We continue until we find all 100 Kisses!
TRUE STORY! HIDE THE KISSES SO YOU CAN FIND THEM ALL. Every year we end up with 96 Kisses and the last few remain elusive. Usually, we stumble on them a few weeks or months later! Last year was the FIRST YEAR EVER that we found all 100 Kisses! So, may the odds ever be in your favor.
100th Day Of School Collections
The 100th-day of-school collections are a great way to engage families in our 100th-day celebrations! Again, this is something we’ve done in several different ways and I’ve finally found something that I like.
We have done t-shirts and posters. Both are great and fun. I love seeing all of the things that the students collect and how the families display them! I mean, 100 pennies on a hat? Brilliant!
But my favorite 100th-day collection idea is water bottles! I send home an empty plastic water bottle with all students and ask them to fill it with 100 objects! It’s easy and keeps everything contained!
You cannot have a celebration without food! Any good host or hostess knows this. So of course we have 100 snacks! We get 10 pieces of 10 different snacks so we’re practicing counting by 10s!
100th Day Stew
We also make 100th Day Stew! This is just a fun twist on the 100 snack idea…and it’s so much faster!
You use 10 “ingredients”. Pour them into a large tub lined with a trash bag. Once all of the snacks are in, you shake the bag. Then I pu a cup full of stew into a Zip-Loc bag for each kid. Before they could eat the stew, they had to sort the food! (Thanks First Grade Critter Cafe for this fun idea!)
We also give the kids a 100 made from cookies! This is a gift to go home at the end of the day!
More 100th Day Of School Activities!
Here are some more fun ideas for the 100th day of kindergarten!
We predict how far 100 steps will get us. Then we take 100 steps and see where we end up!
We give 100 hugs!
We’ve also done 100 jumping jacks, and 100 high fives, and one year we even used lip gloss and made 100 kisses on paper!
100th Day Certificates
Of course, you need to document the fact that you are 100 days smarter with an official 100th-day certificate!
But wait, you MUST dress up for the 100th day of school!
And finally, no 100th-day celebration is complete with math and literacy centers. And if you’re going to celebrate the 100th day of school, you must include Rose, Dorothy, Sophia, and Blanche! Yes, folks, the Golden Girls help us celebrate! Check out our Granny Turns 100 blackline centers for the 100th day of school!
100th Day Of School FREEBIES
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