I must admit… the 100th Day of School is one of my favorite days to celebrate in the classroom. It is such a monumental milestone for our little learners! Typically, I have my students rotate through a series of reading, writing and math 100th Day stations… but the 100th Day of School is going to look a little different this school year. Even though many classrooms are learning virtually, we can still create a memorable 100th Day of School celebration that integrates each content area. Here is a list of no prep, virtual 100th Day of School activities that you can use for remote instruction or in-person learning!
Virtual 100th Day of School Activities
No matter what day your 100th Day of School falls on, it’s most likely that you will be meeting live with your students. Zoom, Google Meet or any other video conferencing platform make it very easy to share your screen so that your students can participate in your virtual 100th Day of School activities.
100 Year Old Whippersnappers
Prior to the 100th Day of School, send out a virtual invite asking your students to dress like they are 100 years old. In the invite, give suggestions of items that they might wear (cardigan, suspenders, pearls, newsboy hat, slacks or trousers, floral print dress, blouse, etc). This will help set the stage for a truly magical virtual 100th Day of School celebration!
Would You Rather
“Would You Rather: 100th Day Edition” is always a crowd favorite! I like to use a combination of questions that are quite silly, as well as a bit thought-provoking. Simply ask your students a “would you rather” 100th Day question, and have students use their fingers to show their choice. Choose a few students for each choice and have them explain why they picked that choice. Encourage your students to use the sentence frame: I would rather ___, because ___. Not only is this game great for building oral language, it is also great for discussing opinions… perhaps a possible writing activity!
100 Year Old Directed Drawing
Directed drawings are another super simple activity to complete virtually. You can complete the 100 year old directed drawing by personally drawing each step, or you can share your screen, and have your students follow along. This might also be a fun time to share a few pictures of 100 year old people you have found online. Discuss their features and how you can tell they might be 100 years old. You may even ask your class to tell what they will do when they themselves are 100 years old.
Virtual 100th Day Collections
Bringing in a collection of 100 things for the 100th Day of School is such a classic activity. Even though you may be learning virtually, you can still have students share a 100th Day collection. Throughout the week of the 100th Day of School, you can ask a few students to share their collections during your live meeting.
100th Day Mystery Cam Pictures
Another way to sneak in the 100th Day of School collections is by showing your students a zoomed-in portion of a larger picture on the 100th Day Mystery Cam. They will try to guess the possible 100th Day collection based on this small glimpse. Three different clues can be given to help them guess the picture.
Virtual 100th Day of School Activities for Reading
It’s important to be intentional about practicing literacy skills and reading strategies on the 100th Day of School, especially since so many 100th Day activities target math. Here are some of my favorite ways to include reading on the 100th Day!
100 Rhyming Words
With rhyming be an important skill for our little learners, this 100 Rhyming Words activity is a must! Start by providing 50 words or pictures, and ask your students to name the rhyming word for each. Record their response for each word. When you are finished, you will have a total of 100 rhyming words!
100 Words or Sentences
Pull up a virtual whiteboard, and write 100 words. You could practice writing 100 sight words with first grade students or older. With Kindergarten, I would practice writing 100 CVC words.
You may also want to create a set of 100 words on index cards, or digitally with one word on each page, to have your students read.
For older students, you can ask them to read 100 sentences.
100th Day Emergent Reader
Every celebration calls for party hats, horns, ribbons and cake! This 100th Day of School emergent reader can be used for both whole group and small group instruction by simply sharing your screen, or it can also be assigned as an independent reading using Google Classroom or Seesaw.
Virtual 100th Day of School Activities for Math
With the plethora of YouTube videos and digital math activities for the 100th Day, math is one of the easiest subjects to integrate into your virtual 100th Day of School activities.
Count Around the Circle
One of our favorite in-person activities is counting around the circle, which you can also play virtually. Before beginning the game, you will want to discuss the order in which the students will have a turn. The teacher begins with the number 0, the next student would say 1, then the next 2, and so on until you make it all the way to 100. You may need to start over a few times until your class makes it all the way to 100. Each time you start over, try to get higher than the last. You could also break this game up throughout your live meetings, and try to beat the previous time’s number. This counting game could also be played by skip counting to 100. Simply begin with 2, 5 or 10, and count until the class reaches 100.
Beat the Timer
“Beat the Timer” is another fun counting game. Can you make it to the number 100 in 100 seconds?! First, set the timer for 100 seconds and see if the class can count to 100 before the time expires. Once they are successful, make the game more challenging by setting the timer for 90 seconds, then 80 seconds, and so on.
Digital Number 100 Activities
If your school is using Google Classroom or Seesaw, you can assign independent 100th Day of School number activities.
The students can digitally build the number 100 with cubes or pattern blocks. They can also practice tracing the number 100. Plus, they can locate and cover the number 100.
Hundreds Chart Virtual 100th Day of School Activities
For this activity, you will need either a hundreds chart poster or digital hundreds chart. Before sharing your screen, cover one of the numbers by placing a shape over the number. Share your screen and have your students guess the missing number. If they need extra support, you can count until you reach that number.
Another variation is naming a specific number and having the students use the hundreds chart to name one more or one less. For older students, you can have them tell you ten more or ten less.
Virtual 100th Day of School Activities for Writing
There are variety of writing prompts for the 100th Day of School. You can complete any of these prompts as a class during a live session. Simply add the title to the top of a piece of chart paper or digital document. Record the students’ responses. You could also assign one of these writing prompts as an independent writing task.
Something I Couldn’t Do 100 Days Ago
A perfect writing prompt for the 100th Day is asking the students to name something they couldn’t do 100 days ago. They could write an entire piece on that one thing, or they could create a list of multiple things they couldn’t do 100 days ago. This prompt is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all of the learning that has taken place over the last 100 days of school!
Before I am 100 Bucket List
Another 100th Day writing prompt is creating a bucket list of things the students would like to do, see or go before they are 100 years old. In the classroom, I like to turn this into a craft project to display in the hallway. Although the students may be learning virtually, they can still create a digital version of this craft.
If I Had $100
I don’t know a single kid who wouldn’t love $100! The writing prompt, “If I had $100, I would,” gives them the chance to buy anything their little heart desires. Some of the responses from our littlest learners make me giggle… a house, a four wheeler, a new car (I wish!).
When I’m 100
“When I’m 100” is one of our favorite writing prompts for the 100th Day. For extra fun, you could have the students use an aging app. Then, they could insert their 100 year old selfie onto their digital writing assignment.
I Wish I Had 100
This one lets the students dream big! If they could wish for 100 of one thing, what would it be?! I think this is an excellent prompt to complete as a class, since you could record each student’s wish on chart paper.
I Could Eat 100
Warning… this 100th Day of School writing activity might make you hungry! As a class, create a list of foods that you could eat 100 of. This prompt could also be assigned as an independent writing activity.
Virtual 100th Day of School Movement Activities
Of course, between all of our learning, the kiddos need to get up and move! There are so many great kids’ songs for the 100th Day of School on YouTube. Pick your favorite and share your screen and audio. Here are a few more favorite virtual 100th Day of School activities that provide movement for your little ones!
Virtual 100th Day of School Dance Party
Who doesn’t love a good dance party?! I know my own students beg for one any chance they get, so turn your dance party it a virtual 100th Day celebration! Just set a timer for 100 seconds, turn the music up and dance! You could do this as a brain break several times throughout the day.
Exercise to 100
Another great brain break on the 100th Day of School is exercising to 100. This can be done by completing 10 reps of 10 different exercises, for a total of 100 reps! Of course, the students will also be counting to 100 as they exercise.
You could also complete a certain exercise for 100 seconds. Simply set a timer and count how many reps you were able to finish in 100 seconds.
As a quick brain break, you could ask the students to complete 100 of a particular exercise… 100 jumping jacks, jump 100 times, hop 100 times, 100 twists, etc. If you are running short on time or need a super quick brain break, you could have them skip count to 100 as they complete an exercise.
This last one will get your kiddos moving around their house. Ask them to estimate where 100 steps will take them. Begin counting together, as they count 100 steps.
More 100th Day of School Activities
Even from a distance, I hope these virtual 100th Day of School activities help make your 100th Day memorable for your students!
If you are teaching in-person, your students will enjoy these 100th Day of School activities that can be completed independently or during center rotations.
For extra fine motor practice, check out these fine motor 100th Day celebration ideas.
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