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The 100th day of school is an exciting educational milestone for students and teachers. The day is a representation of all the achievements students have made so far and is another great opportunity to practice learned skills. It’s also a wonderful way to immerse students in meaningful teachable moments.
As a teacher, educators can use the day to further develop classroom culture and incorporate educational learning activities into the student’s day. Additionally, it is fun–and student comprehension thrives off of fun learning experiences!
Here are the top educational activities that can be used both in a classroom setting and at home in celebration of the 100th day of school:
100 Days of School – General Education Practice Skills
One of the main reasons why students and teachers love the 100th day of school is because it’s a great opportunity to incorporate learning and curriculum in a fun and different way! These learning activities can be math skills, reading, writing….literally anything! Here are a few examples of how you can practice general education skills:
Count by tens– Looking for a fun math activity? We have you covered! You can use a favorite snack of choice and have students group numbers by tens.The snacks could be anything children love– m&ms, pretzels, raisins, skittles, marshmallows, etc. Then, have students count by tens and group them together! After…enjoy a little snack.
**If this is taking place in school, check to make sure snacks are allowed in your classroom and make sure there are no allergies to the snack of choice before completing this activity.
100 Sight Words- Looking for a way to incorporate reading and language into your lesson? Have students write, and say 100 sight words they have learned throughout the year.
Gum Ball Machine- This is not only a fun art activity but it incorporates the use of math skills as well. Have students create their own gumball machines and make 100 paper gumballs. Then, have them number each gumball and color them in the machine!
100 Days of School – Get Moving Activities
Kids are sitting at their desks often during the school day. Want a way to get them up and moving? Here are some fun ideas:
Hopscotch- Go outside, and make a hopscotch course with your students! Remember….there should be 100 steps. Bonus idea: You can have them count as they jump!
Movement Chart- Have a chart of movement that your students should get done in 100 minutes. This could include 100 jumping jacks, 100 crunches, taking 100 steps, jumping on one foot 100 times…and the list could go on and on!
100 Days of School – Cheating Classroom Culture Activities
Everyone loves a good classroom culture activity! The 100th day of school is a perfect time to do this. Here are some favorite examples:
100 Acts of Kindness- Put a poster in your classroom and have students list acts of kindness they can do in the classroom. Then, spend the rest of the year working at these!
Dress-up Day- Kids love to dress up! To celebrate the 100th day of school, have students dress up like they are 100 years old and take pictures to hang around the classroom.
Cup Stacking- Take 100 plastic cups and have students spend time trying to stack all 100 of them! Not only does this teach students teamwork, but it also is a great way to have them practice their critical thinking skills.
The 100th day of school is such a fun day for students and teachers! We hope this list helps you add a little fun and learning into your classroom.