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Hundreds of Ways to Celebrate the 100 Days of School: Ideas for Kindergarten and 1st Grade



Reaching the 100th day of school is a reason to celebrate and provides a springboard for learning! This blog features more than 100 ideas through printable lessons, blog links, and favorite Pinterest boards.

Evan-Moor printable activities for the 100 days of school:

The 100th Day of School unit
Grade K: The 100th Day of School activities
This unit’s theme is “celebrating 100 days of school” and includes a read-aloud story, vocabulary, listening/speaking skills, comprehension (finish a picture), listen for short vowel sounds, and more.
From Everyday Literacy: Listening & Speaking

Count by 5s to 100
Grades K–1: Count by 5s to 100
Celebrate 100 days of school with counting fun! This math unit presents five activities in which students count by 5s to 100 (by connecting dots, following a path, filling in numbers on a grid, and others).
From Basic Math Skills

100 Days of School (Thinking Skills)
Grade 1: 100 Days of School thinking skills
This unit includes a variety of activities, such as filling in missing numbers, making 100 into a face, answering questions about cost, identifying vowels and consonants, and more.
From Critical and Creative Thinking Activities

Brown bag math book, counting by 100s
Grade 1+: Brown Bag Math Book
This project can be adapted for many grade levels and includes a writing template, picture patterns, and directions for how a class could make a math book by creating sets of 10 or 100.
From How to Make Books with Children

Other resources and ideas:


From Howywood Kindergarten blog

  • “When I’m 100 years old” activities: Here’s an adorable idea using brown paper bags and construction paper from the Howywood Kindergarten blog. Students can create self-portraits of what they would look like at 100 years old or dress up as if they were 100 years old.
  • Counting fun: This blog is chockfull of ideas for incorporating math into 100th-day-of-school celebrations. Be sure to see the links for creative ideas for classrooms and schools to bring math into 100 days celebrations.
  • Arts and crafts: This post provides a collection of 75 clever ideas to celebrate 100 days of school, including a 100 days of school crown, photo ideas, and other crafts.
  • Read-alouds: Here are suggested books for 100 days of school by Apples 4 the Teacher and 10 picture books about 100 to help young children count from one to 100. Suggested books include I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words, From One to One Hundred, and One Watermelon Seed.
  • Get active: As individuals or teams, students can complete 100 jumping jacks or other exercise, bounce a ball 100 times, or run 100 laps (in a relay).
  • Build something: Students count 100 items and build a structure out of Legos, cups, blocks, or popsicle sticks. The possibilities are endless!

Evan-Moor’s Pinterest board includes dice games, crafts, and favorite read-alouds for 100 days of school: 100th Day Activities—Our Favorite Pins.

Please share your favorite ideas in the comments section or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Look for #100DaysofSchool.

Image of Theresa WoolerTheresa Wooler has more than 10 years’ experience in K–6 classrooms as a parent volunteer and homeschool educator, has taught high school English, and is currently involved in education through Evan-Moor’s marketing communications team.

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  1. Awesome and amazing suggestions for this 100th Day! Thanks Educators! I love the consonant activities for kindergartners and first graders.

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  4. There sounds so fun! We celebrate the 100th day of the calendar year (April 10th) since we homeschool almost every day! Even my third grader will have fun with these games! Maybe I will have them write about what Mom will be like at 100 years old! 🙂

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