The 100th day of school is coming up soon, so plan to celebrate it with some cool activities. While the specific date may vary based on each child’s school district, the 100th day of school means that students have completed more than half of the school year already—so it’s time to take a break from the normal routine to celebrate! Here are ten great ways to commemorate the 100th day of school that are both fun and educational.
1- Estimate 100 Inches and 100 Feet
Here’s an educational way to celebrate the 100th day of school. Have children estimate 100 inches and 100 feet, and then check each measurement to see how close they get.
2- Learn How to Say “One Hundred” in 100 Different Languages
Translate the word “one hundred” into 100 languages and write down each translation. While this neat website only has 92 languages currently listed, it’s a great place to start. Google Translate is another great resource for this educational activity.
3- Use 100 Jelly Beans to Learn More About Probability
Gather and count out 100 jelly beans. Separate them by color, and then have children count out how many of each color there are. Use this data to calculate the percentage of every color of jelly bean and figure out which color is the most common. After working all of this out, feel free to eat the jellybeans. Just don’t eat them all at once!
4- Make a List of 100 Places That Would Be Fun to Visit
Have children create a list of 100 places they’d like to someday visit. Some places may be close by and some may be continents away, but this will spark any child’s imagination while simultaneously providing some amazing vacation ideas.
5- Get Your Own 100 Mile Radius
Find out what is exactly 100 miles of your child’s home or school. Look online or on a local map to determine what is 100 miles north, south, east, and west of your location. If you are feeling adventurous, go visit each location.
6- Make a Garland Using 100 Cheerios
Count out 100 Cheerios, and then loop them through a string to make a festive garland celebrating the 100th day of school. Since Cheerios are a healthy snack, don’t feel bad about eating any extra.
7- Write a Creative Short Story Involving the Number 100
Have children write a short story about what would happen if they won $100, what would it be like if they were 100 years old, or what would it feel like if they were 100 feet tall. The sky’s the limit with this short story challenge. Just make sure it incorporates the number 100.
8- Go Back in Time and Figure Out What Life Was Like 100 Years Ago
Have children do some research to learn more about what life was like 100 years ago. How did most people live? What was the most common job? Were there any exciting new inventions? Who was the president? Afterward, see if they can write a short story about all the new information they’ve learned.
9- Write Out 100 Nouns and 100 Verbs
Test a child’s vocabulary skills while celebrating the 100th day of school by having them write out 100 different nouns and verbs. This educational activity is sure to kick-start any child’s creativity.
10- Get a Glimpse of What Children Will Look Like at Age 100
This is one of the most fun ways to celebrate the 100th day of school. Download an aging app onto any smartphone or tablet to show children what they’ll look like when they turn 100 years old. Try out AgingBooth on iOS or Android and get ready for a ton of giggles.