The 100th day of school is just around the corner! How will you celebrate with your elementary students? Check out these fun-tastic resources for incorporating academics into the festivities. You’ll find writing ideas, craft projects, S.T.E.M. activities, and even a super-catchy “counting to 100” song. Here’s to a most fun and festive time of the year!

Math, Science, and Engineering, Oh My!

Make the 100th day of school spectacular for your students as they dive into the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.) as well!

Construction-themed 100 days of school activity, featuring math, engineering and technology problems revolving around the number 100“Welcome to the 10×10 Construction Company!” says Kinderbrations. “Your crew will love building their way to 100 with these engaging math, engineering, and technology ‘job sites’ (centers). Included are 12 different centers and activities to make your 100th day unforgettable!”

Calling all collectors! “Invite students to bring a collection of 100 small things from home. Don’t worry: A parent letter is included,” says Primary Delight. “Use these special collections to complete engaging math tasks (comparing weights and lengths, grouping, and more), and create a class book about the unique collections.” Here’s to 100 days!

More math, science, and engineering activities for your elementary students:

Extra! Extra! Read (and Write) All About It!

Check out these fun and engaging activities for your budding readers and writers!

This writing game activity provides creative writing prompts revolving around the 100th day of schoolSandra Naufal created this fun “roll a story” prompt for the 100th day of school. “It targets 2nd and 3rd grades, but can also be used with students a little older,” she says. “The ‘roll a story’ helps develop both oral and written communication skills. Story elements are ‘rolled’ using a number cube, which in turn are springboards for creative storytelling and writing.” How neat!

“Read 100 words on the 100th day of school! And create a crown to celebrate this accomplishment!” says 180 Days of Reading. This resource contains lots of fantastic ideas for the 100th day of school. Different levels are included to meet the needs of all of your learners.

Or how about celebrating with a 100th day of writing activity? This fun and engaging writing craftivity from Angelica’s Resources prompts “your students [to] come up with creative responses and drawings.” Afterwards, your class can “hang these 100th day pennants in the window, hall, or your classroom for others to enjoy! It’s a great keepsake for parents,” she says.

More ELA ideas:

  • A 100 Days Activity: I Can Find 100 (Dolch) Words100 day of schools activity that enforces reading, spelling, and writing as students search for 100 dolch words – With resource that enforces reading, spelling, and writing, students search for words, say them, cross them out, and write them on their recording sheet. They also cross out a number underneath the word search to keep track of how many words they’ve found. A searching strategy poster is even included to teach or remind students how to conduct a word search in a logical and efficient way!
  • 100 Days of School Collaborative Writing {Editable} – Help your students create a collaborative book that parents will cherish! Because this resource is editable, you can add your own class name, school name, dedication name and can also provide your personal signature on the parent letter.
  • 100 Days of School Mini Book for Little Kids – What a fun activity and keepsake! This 10-page book (half pages) consists of four colored pages (including the cover) and six pages that are in black and white. A fun writing activity is included at the bottom of each page.

Let’s Get Crafty!

What will your 6, 7, 8, and 9-year olds look like when they’re 100? Let’s find out100 days of school arts and crafts activity where students create a craft to show what they'll look like when they're 100 years old! “I’ve been doing this every year for almost 20 years and it is always the talk of the hallway,” says Howywood Kindergarten. “You can do it in the weeks leading up the 100th day so they’re hanging up in the hall as the big day approaches… or it’s always fun to do them on the actual 100th day as well.” The resource includes a brainstorming tree map, a “tracer” template, photos of real-life examples, and tried-and-true teacher tips to guide you through everything you’ll need to make this project a success!

Little hands will love coloring and cutting their way to magnificent creations for the 100th day of school! Discover 100th day of school dress up ideas as well, to let your students’ imaginations run wild!

“Soar into the 100th day with this fun, no-prep, fuss-free art project,” says Glitter Meets Glue Designs. “Promote creativity and independence in your classroom with an arts-integrated lesson. Simply print out the game and picture directions back-to-back, give students dice, and watch them have fun creating their own 100 days of school balloons.”

What’s a party without a party hat?! “Students love decorating and putting together this fun and easy craft to celebrate being 100 days brighter!” says Let’s Learn S’more.

Keep Your Chin Up’s students over the years loved celebrating the 100th day of school by wearing their 100th day hats! “They colored and cut out these hat templates, and then we all took a class photo wearing them.” Get cuter!

More ideas for your pint-sized Picassos:

  • 100th Day of School Activity: Collaborative Classroom Banner & Coloring SheetsThis 100 day of school arts and crafts activity has 27 pieces that combine to produce a large, colorful classroom banner to celebrate the milestone. (PreK, K, 1st, and 2nd grade) – Three cheers for collaboration! The banner contains 27 individual pieces that combine to produce a large, colorful classroom poster/banner and reads, “Celebrating 100 Days of School.” Each student gets to color one piece of the banner, and the end result is amazing! Don’t forget coloring sheets as an extra activity, too.
  • 100th Day of School Craft (PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade) – This shape-themed lantern craft is a creative way to decorate your room for 100th day of school. Your kids will follow directions and build their fine motor skills as they color, fold, glue, cut, and create!
  • 100th Day of School Activities : Crowns and Wristbands – 100th Day Craft (PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade) – Low on time! Just print and go! These crowns and wristbands are all ready for your kiddos to wear with pride!

Look Who’s Blogging!

Be sure to check out these spectacular blog posts from fellow TpT’ers with great ideas for celebrating 100 days:

  • 100th Day of School Ideas for Kindergarten by Maria Gavin. Maria’s kindergarteners had a blast learning, counting and demonstrating their newly acquired knowledge of numbers and quantities up to 100. Her camera was never far from her throughout the day — here are some of the highlights!
  • This blog post is full of fun ideas to create a memorable 100th day of school for your students. Yummy snacks, festive crowns, decorative necklaces, and more!How to Prepare for the 100th Day of School by Time 4 Kindergarten. This post is packed full of fun ideas to create a memorable 100th day of school for your students. Yummy snacks, festive crowns, decorative necklaces… bring on the fun!
  • 100 Days of School by Mrs. Beatties’s Classroom. This super-fun post rounds up some classroom-tested activities that your students are sure to love. Get ready to have fun with hundreds charts, glow wands, and more!
  • 100th Day Full of Memories by First Grade Roars. A parade (complete with 100th day headbands), fun center rotations, snacks in the shape of 100, storytime, and more! Check out all the excitement right here!

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100 days of school is an exciting milestone that deserves to be celebrated. Here’s to your students reading, writing, counting, crafting, laughing, and learning their way through the rest of the year!