Why do we
consider 100 days to be such a marker in the school year? Is it a matter
of survival,
a day to beat the winter doldrums, an opportunity to teach math? Does
it even matter? Let's celebrate x 100!
I have posted 100 ideas/activities to celebrate this special day and
I have included links
(at the bottom of the page) to other sites that
celebrate the 100th day of school! Enjoy x 100!

1.

Play
Manny's
Rumble online to help students learn how to work with
blocks of 1, 10, and most importantly 100!

2.

Clap
100 times to start your day.

3.

Create
a necklace using 100 Cheerios or pieces of popcorn.

Create
a collage using 100 different pieces of paper.

12.

Challenge
each student to blow 100 bubbles.

13.

Show students
one of the 100 Days of Earthshots Videos (below). Then,
ask them to journal about the photo(s) they found most
interesting. Or....give students a digital camera and
let them create a 100 slide show of their own earthshots!

If
you don't see the embedded YouTube videos shown above
use the following links to download .mp4 versions of the
movies:

Measure
out a piece of paper that is 100 inches long and have students
sign their name and draw a picture or write a message that
describes the best thing they learned in the last 100 days.
Display the paper in the hallway for all to see.

Release
100 balloons with a 100 day message and plot on a map the
location of anyone who replies to your 100 day message.

17.

Library
media specialists can display 100 books in the library (in
groups of 10) and challenge students to read 100 books between
the 100th day and the end of school.

18.

Have
each child bring in a collection of 100 (small) things.

19.

Have
students cut out 100 happy faces (found in magazines or
hand-drawn) and glue them to a poster to celebrate 100 happy
days.

20.

Listen
to and watch Addem,
fun number-based cartoon dramas. Watch each episode 10 times
to reach 100 episodes.

21.

Invite
a centenarian from a local seniors' residence to meet with
the children.

22.

Incorporate
"100 minutes of fun" in your day by starting lunch
hour 20 minutes early and ending it later. Part of that
100 minutes could be spent viewing a movie...how about "101
Dalmations"?

23.

Graph
a hundred items - favourite colours, cookies, pets, etc.,
after interviewing 100 people in your school.

Count
brush strokes as you brush your hair to reach 100.

38.

Pour
100 jellybeans into a tall, narrow jar and another 100 jellybeans
into a short, wide jar. Ask students which jar holds more;
then, practice counting them as you distribute jellybeans
in groups of 10 into Dixie cups.

39.

Surprise
students by dressing up like a 100 year old man/woman and
talk about what was happening in your curricular area 100
years ago.

40.

Relate
number patterns up to 100 with visual patterns using the
Sieve
of Eratosthenes.

41.

Give
cooperative groups 100 playing cards and see which group
uses all the cards first to create a card house structure.

42.

Work
collaboratively to write down the name of 100 animals.

43.

Hand
out printable
number lines and have students chart objects you have
collected in jars and different size containers. Students
can draw a mark on the chart showing their estimate and
then draw a mark on the chart showing the actual number
of objects in a jar.

44.

Listen
to the
song "One Hundred Years From Now" by the Byrds.

Give
each student $100 in play money and hold an auction for
trinkets that you have collected throughout the year.

47.

Dance
to the song "100 Years Ago" by the Rolling Stones.

48.

Have
students take 100 steps down the hall to see who has the
longest stride.

49.

Run
dribbling comepetitions to see who can dribble 100 times
first.

50.

See
what 100
Jelly Beans looks like; then, see what 10 x 100 jelly
beans look like.

51.

Make
a 100 stamp book with 10 pages and 10 stamps on each page.

52.

Estimate
and test how long it would take to do 100...jumping jacks,
sit-ups, hops, spins, etc.

53.

Create
a snack with ten pieces of ten items, such as goldfish,
popcorn, peanuts, m&m's, fruit loops, chocolate chips,
raisins, cheerios, pretzels...Have the children count out
their own and sort them.

54.

Count
100 ice cubes into a container and estimate how much liquid
there will be when they melt.

55.

Print
some of the 100 Day printables available at A
to Z Teach Stuff for use in the classroom.

56.

Flip
a coin 100 times. Graph the number of heads and tails.

Make
a list of 100 of the most important people in history and
describe why they were important.

59.

How
many times can you find 100 in the newspaper?

60.

Older
students can try the challenging dot-to-dot activities that
incorporate Roman Numeral numbers and traditional numbers
found at Cartoon
Magazine.com.

61.

Have
students list 20 foods in each of the five food guide pyramid
groups.

62.

In
the gym, set up 10 stations with activities to do 10 times
each, such as 10 shots with the floor hockey puck, 10 throws
with the scoops to a partner, 10 jumping jacks, 10 ball
bounces, 10 skips with a rope, 10 throws with beanbags into
a container, 10 shots with a basketball, 10 circles with
a hoola hoop, 10 bounces on the small trampoline, and 10
juggles with scarves.

63.

Have
the children bring in a hat from home that is covered in
100 of the same item. For example, they could bring in a
baseball hat which had 100 sfety pins on it.

64.

Hide
100 pieces of candy in the room. After a hunt for them,
have each person call out how many pieces she/he found while
everyone adds the total on calculators.

65.

Starfall
features an easy 100 dot-to-dot activity that you can print
out as an activity.

66.

Collect
100 autographs.

67.

Have
your students explore how many different ways they can make
100 cents.

68.

Divide
up 100 heart templates between a group of students. Each
student writes " I am thankful for...." and fills
in the blank and illustrates if time. Display all of the
thankful hearts in a hallway display in the shape of the
number 100.

69.

Older
students could explore what music will look like in 100
years or learn about what music was like 100 years ago.

See
how long it takes to type one-hundred 100 times.

78.

Have
student close their eyes and guess when 100 seconds have
passed. they open their eyes when they think the time has
passed.

79.

Roll
a pair of dice 100 times and chart the results.

80.

Play
the Free
Rice game. Every time you get a vocabulary word correct
20 grains of rice will be donated to the United Nations
World Food Program. It's easy to donate 100 grains of rice.
Warning: This site is addictive! Chances are you will find
yourself donating far more than 100 grains of rice!

81.

Use
the numbers 1-9 in order and any operational symbols to
make a number sentence equal to 100.

82.

Number
100 circle stickers in green, red, blue, and yellow and
place them around the room. Give each child a 100 grid and
a crayon for each of the colors. Give them 20 minutes to
find as many stickers as possible and color the spaces on
the grid the correct color of the sticker.

83.

Make
a class chart of foods having 100 calories or less per serving.

84.

Have
10 rubber stamps and stamp pads available. Each child stamps
each of the 10 stamps 10 times. Then children can count
the sets of 10 by tens to 100.

85.

Celebrate
the creepy centipede as you take time to read the online
article: Centipedes
Can Have 100 Legs. The site also includes a video featuring
the creepy centipede.

86.

Collect
100 cans of food for the local food pantry.

87.

Distribute
100 cut-out hearts...have students write one thing they
love about school on each heart. Hang the hearts from the
ceiling for a colorful Valentine display.

88.

The
100th day usually falls in February, the same month as Black
History Month. Have the children research and compile a
list of 100 African-Americans that have made a difference.

89.

Put
out 100 piece puzzles for students to work on during the
day.

90.

Challenge
students to fold 100 Origami Cranes using the directions
found at How
to Make Origami Peace Cranes. Follow the activity with
a visit to the Kids
Web Japan site to learn about the 1000 cranes. Ask students
if they are ready to keep folding Cranes to reach 1000!

91.

Set
up 100 cereal boxes in domino fashion and have children
knock them down to watch them fall.

92.

Using
a lite-brite, children create a design using 100 lights.

93.

Give
each student a number as they walk into the classroom and
draw for prizes every 100 minutes throughout the day.

94.

Line
up 100 books from end to end to see how far they will reach.

95.

Did
you know the $100 bill, with features the likeness of Benjamin
Franklin, is the most frequent target of counterfeiters
operating outside the United States. Learn how the $100
bill getting a high-tech face lift at MSNBC.

96.

Make
a poster for your hallway that has 100 painted handprints.

97.

Hold
a penny harvest and count out the pennies in groups of 100
to be donated to a charity.

98.

Use
a map to plot a 100 radius from the location of your school.
Incorporate Google
Earth as part of the lesson to help students visualize
the distance.

99.

Give
students 100 math problems to solve.

100.

Help
BT Bear catch enough blocks to reach 100 (he must catch
them in groups of 10) at the BT
Bear's Catch 10 site.