It’s hard to believe, but the 100th Day of School will be here before you know it. For teachers, it means you’re over halfway done with another school year! For students, it’s time to get ready for counting in triple digits. To honor the occasion, here are some of our favorite ways to mark the milestone and have fun with your kiddos at the same time.
100th Day Paper Chains
Get kids involved in counting to 100 and decorating your classroom by having them make classic paper chains. Cut construction paper strips ahead of time, and then have your students decorate them by writing something they learned on each one (if they get stuck, a math fact, a word they learned to spell, or a book they enjoyed reading this year in school are all good prompts). Festoon doors, windows and bookcases with the chains. For younger students, you can have each student contribute to a single 100-link chain instead.
100th Day T-Shirts
We love this cute 100th Day of School fashion show! If parents can supply a T-shirt, you can bring in a collection of adhesive googly eyes, foam letters and numbers, and an array of stickers. Let kids put 100 items on their shirts, then show them off during a classroom runway celebration. Project Runway has nothing on these guys!
100th Day Learning Centers
If you use learning centers in your classroom, make them special for the 100th Day of School. Some fun ideas include building a tower out of 100 blocks and having a counting station with jars of fun tactile items like pom poms, buttons, erasers, or pipe cleaners. You can also have kids decorate a grid of 100 blocks with stickers. Be sure to set up a literacy station with lots of great 100th Day of School-themed books!
Looking for even more inspiration? Classroom Direct has tons of fun products to get kids counting to 100. We also have a great Pinterest board with tons of 100th Day of School ideas!
How do you celebrate the 100th Day of School in your Classroom?