100 Day Breakfast

Give each child one link sausage and two mini-bagels to spell out 100.

*Vicki Wells
Stuart, FL*

Collections of 100

Students collect 100 of something-mm's, soda tabs, stickers, toothpicks,etc. Each
students posts these items on a poster board or bring them in a baggie. We count
them together as a class. Then, we display them.

*Chris Gulotta
Tallahassee, FL*

100 Piece Snack**
**Have a snack with ten pieces of ten items, such as goldfish, popcorn,
peanuts, m&m's, fruit loops, chocolate chips, raisins, cheerios, pretzels...Have the
children count out their own, sort them...

Tallahassee, FL

100 Years Old

Place names of the school's staff in a box. Have students draw a name. Then have
students draw what that person might look like if they were 100 years old.

*Angela S. Jacobs
Knott/Pippa Passes, KY*

My first graders love this activity. I
give them part of a brown paper bag. They draw how their face will look when
they are 100 years old. Then they crumple and smooth out that paper face. It
makes them appear wrinkled.. Next they glue the face to tagboard and draw the
rest of their "100 year old body" to the face.. I also give them gray and
white yarn to use for hair, unless they choose to be bald. Last, they write a
description of how they'll lokk when they are 100.

What if I had $100?

Have students write about what they would do if they were given $100.

*Jamie Stonick
Holland, Michigan*

100 Happy Faces and More

Have your students look through magazines and cut out 100 happy faces. Make a
collage with the pictures.

Make a list of 100 kind words.

This is the 100th anniversary of the first flight of the Wright brothers. Celebrate by making 100 paper airplanes and seeing who can fly one the farthest.

See how many times you can write your
name in 100 seconds.

Connie Bourgeau ~ Naples, Florida

100 Links

Materials: paper cut into strips, glue, masking tape

Have students guess how far a paper chain with 100 links will reach. They mark
their guess with masking tape and their name. Make the paper chain as a team and see how
far it goes. The winner keeps the chain! This works best in small groups.

*Jamie Stonick
Holland, Michigan*

100 Link Chain

Materials: Construction paper cut into
1" by 9" strips, tape, measuring tape

Pre-cut 10 strips of 10 different colors of construction paper. Have students
link them together, keeping each set of colors together. Link each set of 10
together then they can count by ones and tens to get to 100. Also, take the
chain in the hall, take guesses about the length and measure the chain.

*Karen McCuiston
Chattanooga, TN*

100th day Macaroni Pictures

Materials: 100 macaroni pieces
of different colors

Allow children to choose 100 pieces of uncooked macaroni noodles that you have
pre-colored using food coloring. The will create a picture the pieces then write
a short paragraph to describe their creations.

*Michelle Sledge
Marietta ,Georgia*

100 Steps

Have each child take 100 steps in the
hallway and mark the last step with masking tape. Give a prize to the child who
walks the farthest.

*Marney Tope
Davenport, IA
*

Have children estimate how many times they can do something (jumping jacks,
jumping rope, etc.) in 100 seconds. Time them and have them check the
reasonableness (too high, too low) of their estimate.

Stephanie Wilkins ~ Houston, Texas

Walk Thru 100

Materials: a very big piece of
bulletin paper, scissors, and markers, paint, crayons

Measure your hallway. Write 100 big and cut out the inside of the zeros and
decorate after that hand it in the hallway so the students can walk through it.
They always get a kick out of that.

*Kylee
Maple Hts.,Ohio*

How long does it take 100 ice cubes to melt? How much liquid would that be?

Make a necklace of 100 Cheerios, Fruit Loops, macaroni, or other objects.

How many cups of popcorn if you popped 100 kernels?

Draw a picture of what you will look like at 100 years old.

Where could you find 100 people together?

On what date will you be 100 years old?

Give recognition to the person served the hundredth meal in the cafeteria.

How old would you be if you were 100 months old?

Change a recipe so that it serves 100 people.

Have 100 minutes of math on the 100th day.

Flip a coin 100 times. Graph the number of heads and tails.

Write a 100 word story.

Draw a picture of how you would have dressed 100 years ago.

Have student close their eyes and guess when 100 seconds have passed. they open their eyes when they think the time has passed.

What day is 100 days after your birthday?

Make a list of the hundred most important people and tell why they are important.

Compare weights and lengths of 100 different sets of objects.

Write a story about 100 years from now.

Use the numbers 1-9 in order and any operational symbols to make a number sentence equal to 100.

Make a class chart of foods having 100 calories or less per serving.

How many times can you find 100 in the newspaper?

Collect 100 cans or $100 for charity.

Make a chain with 100 pieces of almost anything,( i.e. paper chain, popcorn chain, etc..)

Roll the dice 100 times and graph which numbers came up the most. least...

Tallahassee, FL

Give students 100 stick pretzels and some
frosting. Have them build something with the pretzels. *Linda Brossman ~
Vandalia , Michigan*

Noticing that some students have trouble
bouncing a ball in one place, I told them we would be bouncing a ball 100 times.
You need red playground balls, basketballs, any ball that bounces easily
and pieces of paper(8 1/2 x 11). The students had 2 days to practice. We
would be doing it as a class. They were to remember feet apart, firm hand, wait
for the ball to hit their hand and push to the piece of paper. The ball had to
hit the paper.

*Carol Matheney
Lock Haven/PA*

100 Balloons

Fill 100 balloons with helium and let them
hang from all over the classroom ceiling. Much more "environmentally
correct" than releasing them into the air.

Carolyn Angelo

Nashville, TN

*Food and Nutrition Ideas*

100 Foods

Have students list 20 foods in each of the five food guide pyramid groups. They
might want to form teams and see who completes their list first.

100 Foods Garland

Draw or use graphics to make coloring pages of foods in the five groups, five
per page. Copy and distribute to students to color and cut out; 20 students will
color a total of 100 pictures. Tape to a string or yarn and decorate the school
cafeteria or classroom.

100 Fruits and Vegetables

Have students compete to see who eats 100 fruits and vegetables first (striving
for five to nine servings a day).

100 Milk Cartons

Have students compete to see who drinks 100 cartons of milk first. Can also be
broken down into different milk flavors: 100 chocolate, 100 skim, etc. A
tracking chart could be made that rewards students with little "bones" or
"teeth" to remind them of why milk is important for nutrition.

100th Breakfast

See who eats 100 school breakfasts first, emphasizing the importance of
breakfast every day for good health and better school work.

100 Trail Mix

Have students wash their hands well, pass out disposable gloves if possible,
reminding them about keeping food safe to eat. Students then can count out 100
pieces of various trail mix ingredients following a recipe. For example: 25
Raisins, 15 Dried Banana Chips, 20 Peanuts (check for allergies first!) (could
substitute pretzel sticks instead), 10 Candy Coated Chocolate Bits(not too
many!), 30 Cheerios or Mini Shredded Wheat cereal bites.

Camilla M. Loehrer

Nutrition Education Coordinator

Food Services Department Tucson Unified School District

100 Cheerios

Have each student count out 10 piles of 10 Cheerios. Then they put them on a
piece of string for a necklace.

100 Gym Activities

In the gym, set up 10 stations with activities to do 10 times each, such as 10
shots with the floor hockey puck, 10 throws with the scoops to a partner, 10
jumping jacks, 10 ball bounces, 10 skips with a rope, 10 throws with beanbags
into a container, 10 shots with a basketball, 10 circles with a hoola hoop, 10
bounces on the small trampoline, and 10 juggles with scarves.

*Susan Burko ~ Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada*

More Ideas...

Challenge your class or grade group
to bring 100 cans of non-perishable goods to donate to local Food Bank.

Put together a 100 piece puzzle.

Have each student bring a collection of 100 items and use a balance scale to
compare weights and record using <, > or =.

Create a height chart using large graph paper and have children create a graph
by coloring squares (I had to divide the large squares into 2 to make it
manageable). Very visual!!

Create a 100 Day placemat using stamps and stickers in 10 large circles on 18 x
24 manila tag paper.

*Linda Huizenga ~ Stirling, Ont.,
Canada*

Make 100 eye glasses with numbers 1 and
00 would be were the eyes go with construction paper.

Have them get 100 signatures.

Have them bring 100 pieces of cereal to school in a baggie and have breakfast.

*Kina Marlatt*

Read 100 books on the 100th day of
school. Have students work together towards this goal and estimate how many
books each child will have to read for them to reach 100. Students record the
title, author and a sentence about their favorite part on a paper circle. I then
tape the circles along the wall with a bookworm head at the start saying "We
read 100 books on the 100th day of school!". This works well with grade 1 or 2
students since they are often reading shorter books.

*Lisa Black ~ Toronto, Ontario*

100 Day Cake

Make 2 round layer cakes and cut a square out of the center of each to make the
zeros. Then put the 2 squares together to make the "1". Have
students help frost and decorate the cake with 100 goodies such as m&m's gummy
bears , Skittles...Admire and enjoy!

*Jacqueline Waite ~ Wantagh, NY*

Let each student place their name on a
graph titled, "How Many Licks to Eat a Popsicle?". They predict will it take
more or less than 100 licks. Then give each student a popsicle and have them
place a tally mark on a blank sheet of paper for each lick. When they are
finished they circle groups of ten to make counting easier. This is a fun way
to answer the graph question!

The students collect a 100 juice or 1/2
gallon milk cartons to build Humpty Dumpty's wall. Put a Humpty Dumpty on top
of the wall. And show off a wall that just will not fall!

I am a special education teacher in New
York City. My population is mildly retarded, learning disabled, students with
ADHD. My idea is an outshoot of the "__ I can write 100 words!"__ The
first step is to cut long strips of colored construction paper,. Next, have the
students write a word on each strip. Last, when they reach 100 words, staple
the strips together to make a personal word chain for each child. I have used
it and it works. ENJOY!

Kathy Boyer, New York City

100 Day Hats

Have the children bring in a hat from home that is covered in 100 of the same
item. For example, they could bring in a baseball hat which had 100 buttons
sewn onto it.

Use unifix cubes to make a 100 cube long
pattern. The students can decide on the type pattern they would like. Have the
students explain their pattern to the class.

A-B pattern AA-BB pattern ABCD pattern

*Janice Scott~**
Longview, Texas
*

Zero the Hero

We count how many days of school each morning. Whenever the number has a zero, (
10, 20, 30....) the Zero Hero leaves a note with a treat, stickers or awards for
the whole class. On the 100th day of school, I have a friend coming to school
dressed up as a Zero Hero. We made a silver cape with zeros, 100 eyeglasses and
she paints her face with glitter. Her hair is done with twirled pipe cleaners.
The kids had a great time asking her questions!!!

*Claudia Maldonado ~ Monterrey, Mexico*

100 Pieces of Candy

Hide 100 pieces of candy in the room.
After a hunt for them, have each person call out how many pieces she/he found
while everyone adds the total on calculators.

Collect
100 autographs.

Scavenger Hunt

Have a "100 Day" Scavenger Hunt. Students
will follow directions throughout the school and pick up ziplock bags with 100
items in each (toothpicks, paperclips, etc.) They work in teams and there are
enough bags at each site with the team number on each bag. You can incorporate
cardinal directions in your directions. You need to ask teachers and staff if
you can place a bag in their area because the kids become quite excited when
looking. You need to give yourself enough time to hide each ziplock bag before
students begin their hunt. Remember the first direction leads them to the
first bag and then the next direction will be in that spot and so on and so
on. The final area should have directions leading them back to your classroom.

Rita Garrett ~ Farmington, NM

Using a 10-inch strip, have the children
measure 100 inches.

Children stick 100 stars on a strip of
adding machine tape.

Children sing, to the of 100 Bottles of
Pop on the Wall,

100 days of school

100 days of school

Take one away

What do you say?

99 days of school.

And so on.

Have children decorate a t-shirt or
sweatshirt with 100 of something. (i.e.: safety pins, buttons, bows,
handprints, etc.)

Have your students explore how many
different ways they can make 100 cents. This activity works best in a small
group with a bag of coins. You will be amazed when your students decide that
10 dimes, 20 nickels, one dollar, and many more combinations equals 100
cents! Have fun!

On the 100th Day of school we have the
students dress like what they think they will look like when they turn 100
years old; old clothes, make fake mustache, put powder in hair for grey hair
it funny and lots of fun.

* Gay Duhon -Louisiana*

100 Minutes of Reading

I got this idea from another teacher in my school, Debbie Barlup. She tells her
students they are going to read for 100 minutes. Using a chart, you can graph
the amount of time read (kind of like a thermometer). She has them bring in a
towel, blanket, pillow, etc. and has them spread out around the classroom to
read on their own. Time is totaled of the students reading as well as being
read to and it is charted on the "thermometer" every 10 minutes until they reach
100 minutes. She says the kids love this!

*Tanya Spengler ~Alburtis, PA*

Crowns and Balloons

We make these crowns the day before the 100th day so we can wear
them

on the actual day. I have 10-14 items that the students can choose from. (small
colored squares of paper, toothpicks, types of beans, stickers, corn kernels
etc.) They than can choose 10 of 10 items to glue on crowns that I have precut
from manilla paper with the number 100 preprinted on the crown. They love
showing off their 100 crowns.

With the assistance of older students, I have 100 balloons blown up and

ready for us scattered throughout the gym. At the count of 3, the

students scramble and try to pop 100 balloons.

*Monica Yankus ~ Plattsmouth, NE*

Dominos*
*I use 100 empty water bottles and insert a recipe card inside with the
number 1-100. The children set them up like dominos and then knock them down.

Alma Buffone ~ Ontario, Canada

One Hundred Pops for the 100th Day

Place on the floor bubble wrap that has 100 bubbles. The class first needs
to decide how many jumps each child would get to pop the 100 bubbles. The bubble
wrap with larger bubbles works the best. Have children jump on the bubble wrap.

*Mary Lou Damjanovich ~ Salt Lake City, Utah*

My
daughter is in K4. We were asked to bring 100 of something, so we went to the
local Dollar Store and bought 100 piece puzzles for each class member. For the
party we made cupcakes and arranged them as the number "100." My daughter was so
excited. She thought it was a real Holiday.

*Sachia Poole ~ Starkville, MS*

100 Kisses

I placed dot stickers (found at Wal-Mart) on the bottom of Hershey Kisses and
numbered them 1-100. Then I hid them around the room and my students had a 100
hunt. After they found all the kisses we placed them on a piece of grid paper
and counted them. When we were finished we had a great chocolate treat. They
really enjoyed it.

*Kim Ford ~ Hooks, Texas*

100 Thankful Hearts

Divide up 100 heart templates between a group of students. Each student writes "
I am thankful for...." and fills in the blank and illustrates if time. Display
all of the thankful hearts in a hallway display in the shape of the number 100.

*Rebecca Holly ~ Renfrew, Ontario*

One Hundred Days in Music class….

Students could make a list of 100 musical instruments
or 100 songs or 100 composers. Older students could explore what music will look
like in 100 years or learn about what music was like 100 years ago…

*Tami Gaudreau; Ashland, WI*

DICE ROLL #2

Roll two dice of different colors 100 times. Record the amount of times the
numbers 1-6 come up on each dice on a data table. After recording the data make
a double bar graph based on the information recorded on the data table.

Katherine Biggens

100 Donations to Charity

When my daughter was in Kindergarten in 2005 right after the Tsunami, she
gathered the names of 100 people who pledged donation to the Red Cross
ear-marked for the Tsunami victims. After which, she collected the pledges
and mailed them to the Red Cross on behalf of her class. You could apply this to
any charity.

*Lisa Fannin ,*