## TeachersFirst's 50+ Ideas (and more) for the 100th Day of School

TeachersFirst 100th Day Activities:
50+ Ideas for the 100th Day of School

There are lots of ways to note the 100th day of school. Here are fifty of our favorites. Many of these activities will challenge both lower and upper elementary students as they build better number sense for "100." Enjoy!

1. Jump rope 100 times.
2. Build the tallest house of cards you can using 100 cards.
3. Flip a coin 100 times. Make a graph showing the number of heads and tails.
4. 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.
5. Find someone who is at least 100 years old. Ask them what life was like when they were your age.
6. Find out which weighs more - 100 nickels or 100 quarters
7. Have everyone in your class try to throw a tennis ball 100 yards. Measure each throw. Calculate the average throw.
8. Count by 100s to 10,000
9. Recite multiplication facts up to 100 (10 x 10) with your eyes closed!
10. Guess how much 100 jelly beans weigh. Then weigh them and give a prize to the closest guess. Don't eat the jellybeans!
11. 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!
12. 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.
13. 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!!
14. Measure the height of your classroom ceiling. How many classrooms that size could you fit into a structure that was 100 feet tall?
15. 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?
16. Weigh the classroom dictionary. If postage costs \$3.50 a pound, how much would it cost to mail 100 dictionaries?
17. Count backwards from 100 to 0 by sevens. See who can do it most quickly.
18. Count from 0 to 100 by fours. See who can do it most quickly.
19. Make a list of 100 words that end in "-ly"
20. Name 100 birds.
21. List 100 boys' names.
22. Name 100 American cities.
23. Name 100 cities NOT in America.
24. Estimate the length of a row of 100 nickels. Measure a row of 100 nickels to check your estimate.
25. Have everyone in the class close their eyes. Start a stopwatch and ask students to say "now" when they think 100 seconds has passed. Prizes to the winner!!
26. See if you can hold your breath for 100 seconds!
27. Figure out what a 100 second Super Bowl commercial would cost if broadcast time sells for \$2.3 million per minute.
28. List 100 things that had not been invented 100 years ago.
29. See which student can walk the greatest distance (laps around the gym??) backwards in 100 seconds.
30. Try to do 100 sit-ups or push-ups!
31. Separate students into pairs standing 15' apart. See how many can toss a tennis ball back and forth 100 times without dropping it.
32. Collect 100 cans of food for a local food bank.
33. Write a story that is 100 words long.
34. Build a structure using 100 toothpicks or popsicle sticks.
35. Figure out the date that is 100 days after your birthday.
36. Use 100 seconds to make as many equations as possible that equal 100.
37. Bring in a recipe from home. Adjust the quantities to feed 100 people.
38. Write a story about what you would do with \$100.
39. Write a story about what your community will be like in 100 years.
40. See if you can bounce a tennis ball on a tennis racquet 100 times.
41. Learn to say 100 in as many languages as possible.
42. Find a town or city that is 100 miles away.
43. Find the height of a stack of 100 pennies in centimeters.
44. Estimate how far 100 students would reach lying head-to-toe on the floor.
45. Figure out about how many days there are in 100 hours.
46. Estimate how much popcorn 100 kernels would make. Pop them to see whose estimate is closest.
47. Build a project using 100 Lego blocks.
48. Figure out how many of each denomination of bill would be required to total \$100.
49. Estimate the cost of 100 gallons of root beer, bought in 2-liter bottles that cost \$1.10 each.
50. Figure out about how big a patio you could make with 100 paving stones that are 2 feet by 3 feet.

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### 100 Snowballs Game - ABCya!

K to 4
What can you do with 100 snowballs? Find out with this interactive activity where students can let their imaginations run free with creating a winter scene using 100 snowballs. The...more
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What can you do with 100 snowballs? Find out with this interactive activity where students can let their imaginations run free with creating a winter scene using 100 snowballs. The activity is easy to use, simply click and drag each snowball anywhere in the scene. Finished creations can be saved to your computer or printed using links at the top of the activity.

tag(s): 100thday (9)

#### In the Classroom

This site would be perfect for the 100th day of school activities! Use in a computer center and have students group the snowballs into different size groups and count how many are in each pile. Have students create a scene using the 100 snowballs then write a poem about their creation.

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### Interactive 100 Number Chart - ABCya

K to 5

This online interactive 100 chart is more than just a static chart. You can click and drag counters onto the chart to display patterns, multiples, odd and even numbers, and ...more
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This online interactive 100 chart is more than just a static chart. You can click and drag counters onto the chart to display patterns, multiples, odd and even numbers, and much more. Color code patterns with counters to use in demonstrating math concepts.

tag(s): 100thday (9), multiplication (120), number sense (70)

#### In the Classroom

Have students add up sums of counters placed onto the 100 chart. Use this site to teach younger students HOW to count to 100 and the value/idea of 100. Demonstrate multiples of factors when teaching multiplication facts. Use on the interactive whiteboard or projector when teaching number sense to highlight odd and even numbers. Highlight prime numbers when learning prime and composite. Make this an interactive whiteboard center for students to practice or challenge each other with multiples questions. Visual and tactile learners can get "in touch" with numbers!

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### Featured Topic: 100 Ways to Represent the Number 100 - mathwire.com

K to 5
Looking for a new way to celebrate the 100th day of school in your class? Check out this site for some fresh ideas. You will find math and language arts ...more
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Looking for a new way to celebrate the 100th day of school in your class? Check out this site for some fresh ideas. You will find math and language arts activities, interactives, printables, and much more. Topics range from money to literature to place value. There are countless ways to count up to 100 at this site.

tag(s): 100thday (9), counting (58), literature (217), money (118), numbers (120), place value (34)

#### In the Classroom

Share the interactives on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Try some of the suggested activities and video the projects. Share the vidoes using a site such as Teachers.TV reviewed here.

There are so many great ideas for 100th day on this site! I'm looking forward to teaching the "Bundle Song" to my students! Lauren, TN, Grades: 0 - 1

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### The Teachers' Corner - The Teachers' Corner

K to 12

This is a great site to mine for quick lesson plans, ideas on thematic units, or simply daily writing prompts. There are detailed lesson plans available for math, arts and ...more
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This is a great site to mine for quick lesson plans, ideas on thematic units, or simply daily writing prompts. There are detailed lesson plans available for math, arts and crafts, nutrition, health, music, math, reading, physical education, technology, writing, science, and social studies. Visit the Seasonal Items link to find even MORE resources related to Read Across America, 100 Days ideas, Daily seasonal writing prompts, and much more! Many of the links will take you to other sites, but the onsite printable worksheets and calendars make it worth a visit. Note: the site is laden with advertising, something TeachersFirst users may not appreciate!

tag(s): fractions (160), nutrition (133), parts of speech (41), phonics (47), speech (67), themes (11), writing (308)

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Although this site has a TON to explore, one of the best places on this site is the daily writing prompt section (find seasonal prompts at the Seasonal Items link). You can share them on your interactive whiteboard or projector with a picture and fact about the day and a question requiring a written answer. This is a great discussion starter or activating strategy with any grade level and it can already be posted when the kids enter the room or used as a prompt for blogging. Whatever subject area you teach, if you are looking for some new strategies to reach your students, check out this site.

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### 100th Day of School Games and Activities - Apples 4 the Teacher

K to 5

Although TeachersFirst doesn't usually review a "list of links," our editorial staff found this one to be especially useful. Come to this site to find interactives about the 100th day...more
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Although TeachersFirst doesn't usually review a "list of links," our editorial staff found this one to be especially useful. Come to this site to find interactives about the 100th day of school. Learn about the history of this "holiday," use the printables, practice counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and beyond with interactive challenges, find literature lists for the 100th day, and much more. Each link includes a detailed description about what is available for students at the site. Some of the links require Adobe Acrobat and/or Flash. You can get both from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): 100thday (9), counting (58), literature (217)

#### In the Classroom

Are you planning for the 100th day of school? Visit this one-stop site and find books to read to your class, math activities for counting and multiplies, interactives to share on your projector or interactive whiteboard, and more.

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### Suggested Activities for 100th Day of School - Tammy Payton

K to 5
This site offers an interesting mix of activities for all classes to use to celebrate the 100th day! Some are simple: songs, quick art projects, counting activities, or exercises. While...more
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This site offers an interesting mix of activities for all classes to use to celebrate the 100th day! Some are simple: songs, quick art projects, counting activities, or exercises. While others are more complex: learning to say hello in 100 languages, researching 100 African Americans who have made a difference (connecting 100th day activities to Black History month), and many others. This site is a basically a list of activities, but worth taking a look at.

tag(s): 100thday (9), black history (114), counting (58), writing (308)

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Find some new ideas to celebrate the 100th day with your class. This site offers many interdisciplinary activities for you to co-teach with the music teacher, physical education teacher, or others.

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### Celebrate the 100th Day in 100 Ways - Education World

1 to 5
The 100th day of school is creeping up on us, and to celebrate it in style, check out this list of 100 ideas - covering nearly all subject areas - ...more
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The 100th day of school is creeping up on us, and to celebrate it in style, check out this list of 100 ideas - covering nearly all subject areas - for celebrating the event! This list includes many links to outside sites, all were appropriate (at the time of this review) and two were no longer active. Some of the outside sites require Flash.

tag(s): 100thday (9), counting (58), writing (308)

#### In the Classroom

Take advantage of the MANY ideas at this site. Divide students into small groups and have each group choose one (or more) of the activities to complete as a group.

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### The Wolf's Chicken Stew 100th Day Celebration - Amy Koch

K to 3

This lesson plan focuses on the book The Wolf's Chicken Stew. The activities include reading the story, graphing, and cooking up 100 pancakes! What a fabulous (and yummy) way...more
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This lesson plan focuses on the book The Wolf's Chicken Stew. The activities include reading the story, graphing, and cooking up 100 pancakes! What a fabulous (and yummy) way to celebrate the 100th day of school! There are also five related links that include counting, opposites, and more.

tag(s): 100thday (9), cooking (30), counting (58)

#### In the Classroom

Follow this easy lesson plan (and don't forget a griddle or two). Check out the related sites for more ideas to use on the 100th day!