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 favorite 100th-day hats! Over the years, we have tried a variety of ways to make these hats. Here’s what works best: your students will need ten strips with 10 boxes on each strip. The strips are included in our 100th-day resources. The boxes are a must! Print the strips on cardstock.
Setup ten stations in a circle around the classroom. At each station, place a different kind of mini sticker. You can get them in bulk on Amazon. Assign students to a station. They put 10 stickers on their strip and held the strip up. When everyone is ready, we move to the next station. As we rotate, we’re going around the circle.
When finished, we have ten strips of ten stickers. I staple the strips onto sentence strips and fit them to the kid’s heads!
100th Day Of School Activities: Writing
Of course, we are meeting standards during our day-long 100th-day-of-school celebration! We write what we want 100 of and what we don’t want 100 of. But first, we do a turn and talk to share our ideas. This helps build language and build confidence!
We also write what we would buy with $100!
We write 100 words! For our 100-word writing activity, we choose ten categories. Then, we wrote ten words for each category! The kids provide the words, and I write them. You can also make this a more phonics-based activity and write 100 words we can decode! Students can segment, spell, and read 100 words!
Another great idea is to have students come up with 100 reasons why they love kindergarten (or your school!). This might be done by pairing classes and creating multiple displays! We write the kids ideas on hearts and make a giant 100 in the hallways!
We write about what we might be like when we’re 100. If you’re going to write 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 Activities: 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. The number cards are included in our 100thday of school resources.
Students find a Hershey 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-of-school activities and celebrations! Again, this is something we’ve done in several different ways, and I’ve finally found something that I like: let the families do the project however they want! We send home a note explaining the project. We provide images of examples, and we also explain that they can Google ideas! This makes it easier for everyone! Families can do what works for them!
You cannot celebrate 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 put a cup 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!
100th Day Certificates
Of course, you need to document the fact that you are 100 days smarter with an official 100th-day certificate!
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!