1. Create a list of
100 math problems! Solve them or pass them to a friend to
2. Create a list
of one hundred words- can you think of 100 nouns,
3. Collect 100
signatures on a petition- say one for extra recess? maybe
pizza for lunch? an increase in your allowance?
out 100 pennies. How many dollars is that? Try counting
out 100 nickels, dimes or quarters. Can't get enough
real money? Pretend money works great too!
you were given a one hundred dollar bill, what would you do
with and why?
Studies-100 miles of fun! Look at a map and using the
distance key find out where you would end up if you traveled
100 miles from where you are.
Past-100 years ago- what happened 100 years ago? What was
the year 100 years ago? See if you and your team can
record 100 events from then. Look for things such as who was
president, what the cost of milk was, what was a popular song,
inventions, what schools were like, popular trends...
8. The Future-
see if you can find people who are 100 years old. Use the
internet to assist in your search. If you are lucky enough to
find someone in your neighborhood, see if you can interview
9. The Future- 100
years from now- create a self portrait of what you think
you will look like when you turn 100 years old. What
year will it be 100 years from now? Or write about what you
think the world will be like 100 years from now.
10. See if you
can build a tower 100 blocks or Legos tall (you may
want to do it next to a wall for support). What other
structures can you build using only 100 block or Legos?
11. Make a
HUNDREDS Collection- simply collect and creatively display
100 related objects!
12. Can you string
100 Cheerios or Fruit Loops (or any hole in the middle
cereal) and make a necklace?
13. Count to 100.
Now count by 2's to 100. Now try counting by 5's, 10's
14. How many math
problems can you solve in 100 seconds?
Writing/Technology- Try writing a story that contains 100
words! If you are using your computer, use the word count
feature to keep track!
16. 100 seconds-
Can you remain silent for 100 seconds? Can you jog for 100
seconds? How far can you run in 100 seconds?
17. Can you
find 100? Fill several jars with the same type of
candy, but different amounts in each jar. One jar should
contain exactly 100 pieces. Ask your students to guess which
jar contains 100 pieces of candy. The winner gets the jar of
100 and everyone shares the contents of all other jars.
Everyone wins this way!
18. Complete a
100 piece puzzle or create one of your own. To create your
own, draw a picture or print on from the computer. Use sturdy
paper. Cut the puzzle apart into 100 pieces.
19. Create a
100 Words We Need to Know Book! Use those word lists that
each grade level has to create the book. This is a
project that the children can have a resource all year long!
20. Create a
pattern that is 100 objects long. You could use
manipulatives, stamps, pictures on a computer...
21. Even though
most 100th days fall in February, try having a one hundred
Easter Egg hunt! Kids love to hunt for eggs. My own
children hunted for "dino" eggs in November at my daughter's
birthday party! They loved it!
22. Here is a
"BRIGHT" idea- Using 100 pegs create a picture on your
light-brite. My son did this and had a blast!
23. Create a domino
line using 100 dominoes.
24. Where do you
think 100 steps would take you? Take 100 steps. Were
you right? What if you took bigger steps?
25. Taken from my
days as a kindergarten teacher- 100 gumballs. My
students traced the pieces to create a gumball machine. Using
dot painters (similar to Bingo stampers) the children stamp in
100 gumballs. This was done with a group that could handle
stamping to 100. The following year, we worked in cooperative
groups of 5 members each. Each child stamped 20 "gumballs".
This was a better approach with this particular group.
weights- what do you think weighs more- 100 feathers or
100 pieces of paper? 100 pennies or 100 dimes? 100 beans
or 100 M&M's?
100 returnable cans or pop bottles. Use the money to buy
your school secretary a gift!
28. 100 compliments-
Cut out 100 strips of paper. Have the children write one
compliment on each strip. Toss them in a container. Everyday,
pull 2 strips and read them aloud to the class. Tell the class
that today they need to use those compliments as many times as
catalogs and weekly sale papers. Give each child a budget
of $100 to spend. To help he kids see how much they have
spent and how much they have left, try giving them each 100
one dollar bills (play money of course!). You could print
sheets of play money and have the kids cut out their own too.
A friend of mine (very organized)- set up a bank months ahead
of time where the kids earn money. They withdraw $100 to do
this project. As they look through catalogs and
flyers they cut out the pictures of the items they want
to buy. They glue them onto large sheets of paper and write
the amount of each item as well. When I did this with my 2nd
graders, I instructed them to round up- example $2.99 became
$3.00. Made things much easier. What I liked about this item
was watching the kids go crazy at first and then start
changing (and exchanging) items.
30. Create a
stunning hallway display by having your kids each cut out
enough hearts to create a total on one hundred. On each heart
they write things they like about school or you could do 100
things they have learned so far. Title it "100
Reasons We Love School" or "100 Things we Have Learned".
Predictions in Science- do you teach matter? This one is a
great science lesson- estimate how long it will take for 100
ice cubes to melt. Follow the scientific method and
check hypothesis at the end.
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33. I am not sure
where I heard this idea but I thought it was really cool!
Around the World in 100 Days. Teachers and students
collected 100 postcards from around the world. I might
try it with emails this year with my class. I would love to
receive 100 emails from 100 different places in the world. I
plan on pinpointing the locations on our classroom map.
34. Using KID PIX
(the older version) students can create a dot-to-do using
100 points. The dot-to-dot tool is found in the
wacky paintbrush section. My computer lab students loved this.
They printed theirs and had a friend solve them. You could
also laminate them and make a book. Provide dry erase markers
and cut up baby wipes for your students to complete pictures
at a center.
create animals from large pieces of paper. Encourage them to
create animals that have spots or stripes. Then ask them
to add 100 spots or stripes to their animal. If 100
seems to big of a number for one child, have them work in
36. Contact a
local charity and see what they are need of. Challenge
your class to collect 100 items the charity needs. Years ago,
I did this and we collected one hundred containers of baby
wipes to donate to a local women's shelter. It took us weeks
to collect them, but it was great fun stacking them as they
came in and counting them each time we added to the pile
(great counting skills).
37. Clean up with
this activity- if the weather permits, provide your students
with gloves and garbage bags and challenge them to collect
100 pieces of trash in the neighborhood around the school
Have parents accompany the children as they pick-up.
Now, I have done this and I never really count their "trash".
Most pick up way more than 100 but hey the neighborhood just
100 cards with the numbers 1-100 programmed on them. Hide
them all over your room or playground. Challenge the children
to find all the cards. When they have found them all, work as
a class to put the cards in numerical order.
39. Choose a
popular book and read only the first
100 words to your class. Have the class continue
the story from that point on.
Have students use this prompt- "If I have told you once, I
have told you a hundred times __________________."
Create number sentences that equal 100. Example- I have 50
candy bars. My mom bought me 50 more. How many candy bars do I
42. Math- Toss
a coin 100 times. Tally mark the number of times heads
comes up and the number of times tails comes up. Graph your
results when finished. The Graph Club program by Tom Snyder
Production is an awesome graphing program for young kids!
$100! Give the children coupon flyers and challenge
them to come up with a collection of coupons to save their
parents $100! Let them use a calculator to add up the savings!
counting collections of 100 objects to give to lower
grades. This was done for my class when I taught kindergarten.
The second graders made collections of rocks, paper
clips, marbles, blocks, dominoes... and gave them to my class.
It was fabulous! We received many great new maniplutive sets!
45. Use 100
objects (such as M&M's) to create the number 100.
46. Make a 100's
Place Mat- buy premade blank placemats (available at party
supply stores) or make your own. Divide the placemat into ten
sections. Allow children to fill in each section with a set of
ten pictures. I used a plastic veggie dip serving tray and
filled each compartment with "goodies" to use- stickers,
pictures from recycled address labels (you know the ones you
get free? They always have cute pictures on them-just snip
them off and there you go!), gold crown stickers from
Hallmark, stamper (self inking ones are great), cute paper
punches (scrapbooking stores have great ones!), magazine
pictures, confetti pieces (I always shop after the holidays
and pick up tons!), those white circle hole reinforcers, dot
stickers, bingo stampers... Once filled in laminate and
use at your 100th Day Party!
47. Draw a
large 100 on a sheet of paper. Challenge your kids to make
a drawing using the shapes of 100 in their drawing.
48. 100 toppings-
Can you think of 100 things to top a pizza with? Make a large
pizza from poster board. Have the children cut out 100
pictures from magazines to create their pizzas. Challenge them
to come up with a name for their creation!
49. 100 toppings-
Can you think of 100 things to top a sundae with? Make a large
sundae from poster board. Have the children cut out 100
pictures from magazines to top their sundaes. Challenge
them to come up with a name for their creation!
Second Cookies- This was passed along to me by a
friend. Cream together 1 1/2 cups softened margarine, 3
cups sugar, 6 eggs, and 3 teaspoons of vanilla. Sift- 3 3/4
cups flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons
salt. Stir the sifted ingredients into the creamed
mixture. Drop 2 teaspoons of batter onto each of the four
quarters of a heated waffle iron and cook for 100 seconds.
She claims it really works! She had the kids take turns using
the timer to time the baking.
51. 100 Breakfast-
a friend of mine passed this along (thanks Kim)! She serves
each child 1 sausage link (the 1 in 100) and 2 mini pancakes
(the 00 in 100). The kids get to squirt whip cream on top and
add sprinkles. YUMMY FUN!
52. Read and discuss
the book, The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko
Kasza. After reading the book, draw a picture of the fox and a
stew pot or have the children create these items. Now
add 100 food items to the pot- draw the pictures, cut them
from magazines, take digital pictures, etc...
Lay your students out to
form the number 100. Stand above them and and take their
picture! Then print it out and ask the kids to
write 100 things that they are good at around their picture.