We celebrated 100 Day with cousins, from tots to first grade but I would recommend it for around Kindergarten age. We had fun counting to 100 over and over by counting candy, jumping jacks, seconds, inches, and lots more. We read lots of books, had a snack, completed a writing activity, and covered a ton of math concepts.
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Priczes
I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words by Michael K. Frith
One Hundred Days of School by Trudy Harris
Henry’s 100 Days of Kindesrgarten by Nancy L. Carlson
Emily’s First 100 Days of School by Rosemary Wells
Miss Bindergarten Celebrates 100 Days of Kindergarten by Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolff
Graph 100 Jelly Beans
- 100 Jelly Beans
- Simple Graph
- Count out 100 jelly beans.
- Graph the jelly beans by color on a simple graph.
- Ask the children which color has the most? Which color has the least? How many red jelly beans are there?
100 Jumping Jacks
The children jumped and counted 100 jumping jacks.
100 Piece Puzzle
The children worked a 100 piece puzzle together.
100 Quiet Seconds
The children all laid down and tried to be quiet for 100 seconds.
Name 100 Animals
We started out with the children naming as many animals as they could as I wrote them down. I tried to write down exactly what each child said so that they would feel that their ideas are just as important as others. For example if a child suggests dog and another child suggests Dalmatian I wrote them both down even though a Dalmatian is a dog. When the children started running out of ideas we used the animal books for some help.
100 Days of School Poem
We read this 100 Days of School poem to the children.
I’ve never seen a hundred,
It’s pretty big, I guess.
I keep asking everyone.
And they just say, “Oh yes”…
“A hundred is an awful lot”…
“A great big huge amount”…
But I am really worried,
‘Cause I’m just learning how to count.
I’m learning all my numbers,
And I’m trying by myself,
To understand a hundred.
But I might need some help.
I can’t believe we’ve been in school
For a hundred days!
A hundred is a lot, I know,
So I am just amazed!
I like to come to school each day
And I love my school a lot.
Mom says I go to school to learn
But it’s fun so I forgot!
So we counted to one hundred
And now I think I know,
That one hundred days we’ve been in school…
And there are lots more days to go!
Lots more days for having fun,
In our very own classroom.
And if I learn to count some more
I’ll be at a million soon!
Estimating 100 Inches
- Yard Stick
- Masking Tape
- Line up the children against the wall.
- Show the children on the yard stick what an inch looks like.
- Write each child’s name on a piece of masking tape and give it to him.
- Tell the children to put the tape on the floor where they think 100 inches would be from where they are standing.
- Measure out 100 inches to see how the children did.
- 100 Pennies
- 10 Dimes
- 1 Dollar Bill
- Have the children count out 100 pennies by putting them into piles of 10.
- Count the piles of 10 by tens to get to 100.
- Trade out each pile of 10 for a dime and then count how many dimes it takes to get to 1 dollar.
- Show a 1 dollar bill.
- You can also count quarters with older children.
Fruit Loop Necklace
- Fruit Loops
- Each child counts out 100 fruit loops.
- Children string the fruit loops onto the yarn.
- Tie the ends of the yarn together to form the necklace.
- Miss Bindergarten Celebrates 100 Days of Kindergarten by Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolff
- 10 small cup or bowls plus one for each child
- Mini Marshmallows
- Chocolate Chips
- Oyster Crackers
- Chex Cereal
- You can use the ingredients that I used, the ones in the book, or make up your own.
- Put each ingredient in a different bowl (10 bowls).
- Each child takes 10 pieces from each ingredient bowl and places them into his own bowl to make 100 pieces.
Have the children put number cards in order from 1 to 100. You can use any cards you have to make your own with index cards. I used the A Beka Numbers Flashcards.
I made a simple writing page for the children that said…
I wish I had 100 ______________ because _____________.
On the first day of school I couldn’t _____________, on the 100th day I can.
- Poster Board
- Paper Plates
- Bath Tub of Garden Hose for cleaning
- Children (we used 5 children)
- 5 children times 10 fingers each and 10 toes each makes 100.
- Set the children around the table and set a paper plate in front of each child. Pour a little paint onto each plate.
- Set the poster board on the table in the middle of all the children.Each child makes a right hand print on the poster by dipping their hand in the paint on the plate and then sticking in on the poster. Then each child does it again with their left hand.
- Then have the children wash their hands in the tub or with the hose.Put the poster board on the bathroom floor or outside if it’s nice out.Have the children one at a time place their right foot in the paint and then on the poster and then their left foot.Rinse their feet in the tub or with a hose immediately to avoid unwanted paint in the house.
- After the paint dries, count the fingers and toes by 5’s (there should be 100).