Inside: Enjoy these hands-on fun 100th day of school activities for your preschool, kindergarten, or lower elementary kids!
Why Celebrate the 100th Day
Looking for the 100th day of school activities that your kids will love? Here is a list of hands-on activities to fill your 100th-day of-school celebration with learning and fun!
Kids love celebrating this day. But if this is your children’s first ever 100th day of school, then they deserve a crown! What a fun day to reflect on the growth and achievements our little learners have made so far!
Young students thrive on routine and markers of progress, and the 100th day is just that. Add fun activities for learning, teamwork, fine motor skills, critical thinking, reflection, and appreciation to celebrate your day!
Here are a few hands-on activity ideas for you to try with your kids!
1. 100th Day Crowns
Kids love celebrating with crowns and getting certificates. You can check out my ready-to-use 100th-day crowns for fine motor fun HERE!
These 100th-day crowns will take your celebration up a notch. Add counting and fine motor practice to decorate your crowns.
Use the space on the crown to add 100
dots/q tip spots
Tally marks that add up to 100
Numbers in numerals
Numbers in words
2. 100th Day Certificates
Distributing 100th day of school certificates is a great way to encourage kids and acknowledge their progress.
Finish your 100th-day celebration with a calming coloring activity. Use the b/w versions of these 100th day certificates.
There are two versions, so you can just skip the coloring part and distribute the certificates to the kids for 100 days of progress.
3. 100 & Acts of Kindness
Your learners can make a list of acts of kindness to complete within 100 seconds or 100 minutes. They can track their progress using these kindness bingo coloring sheets.
You can even distribute kindness certificates at the end!
4. Exhibition of 100s
Let kids bring 100 small items like buttons, pennies, colorful erasers, or anything they like (and it fits small bags!).
Add in a gallery walk. Display their collections of 100 in a classroom exhibit, allowing them to stroll through and appreciate each other’s collections. They’ll enjoy comparing how 100 feathers differ from 100 paper clips in size, texture, and visual impact.
This activity will turn the number 100 from an abstract notion to a concrete, creative milestone in their educational journey.
5. Design 100th-Day T-Shirts
Invite the kids to design their 100th Day T-shirts and express their individuality. Start by asking each student to bring a plain white T-shirt from home. Give them fabric markers and challenge them to integrate the theme of ‘100’ into their design. They might opt to draw 100 smiley faces, glue 100 buttons or beads, or decorate the number ‘100/hundred’ with doodles.
Once their masterpieces are complete, they can wear them proudly for a class photo that captures this unique milestone.
6. 100ilicious Snacks
Whip up some treats that showcase the number 100. Try One idea is the ‘100 Toppings Yogurt’ or 100 candies. Divide into portions for the class to create nutritious and/or colorful snacks.
Or design cookies together, adding 100 chocolate chips, sprinkles, or raisins. This activity blends baking with counting practice.
Or make a large composite salad using dried fruits, nuts, and cereal pieces in a large bowl. Let the students count out 100 items for them. This caters to different dietary needs and preferences while keeping learning at the heart of your celebration.
7. Crafty 100
Give each child a piece of paper with a large ‘100 or hundred’ written on it. Let them use craft objects to decorate the numbers and letters. Use buttons, yarn, fabric scraps, or even natural elements like leaves or twigs. Stand back and watch each child’s unique artistic expression.
8. 100-Year-Old Me Self-Portrait
A 100-year-old self-portrait makes a great art topic for this day. Kids can enjoy discussing the physical features of old people. Then they draw a picture of themselves when they are 100 years old.
9. 100 Second Tasks
Challenge kids to do compete in a 100 seconds exercise or activity challenge. Kids can see how many jumping jacks or other excercises they can do. You can even make it simpler and ask them to write or say as many words (e.g. names of animals) as possible in 100 seconds.
10. Hundred Things Learned
Let the kids come up with 100 things to share that they learned during these past 100 days. It can be as simple as naming each of the 26 letters of the alphabet, naming numbers, etc. to quickly add to this list.
A 100th Day of School Full of Hands-on Fun Learning!
I hope your kids enjoy their 100th day of school activities.
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