It is fun to celebrate with your class after you have spent 100 days at school together. This is a great elementary math game. In order to do this accurately, you will need a system of keeping track of the days at school with your students. A tally can be used for this purpose. One way to do 100 Day is to have different centers at which students spend a certain amount of time before you ring a bell that tells them to switch activities. 100 Day is great to celebrate with students from Kindergarten to Grade Four or even to Grade Six if older students are combined into groups with the younger children and can then help them do the activities.
Fruit Loop Necklace
Have children count out 100 fruit loops and string them onto a string or licorice to make an edible necklace. Having them place ten fruit loops in each cup of their ten-frame egg cartons makes the counting easier for younger children. They can also make a pattern for this necklace to practice another Math concept.
Make a pattern for glasses made out of the number 100. It would be good to have the 100 outlined only so that students can color it in. The eyeholes will be in the 00. Run off a pair of glasses for each student. You will also need to precut, on a paper cutter, a construction paper or manila tag head band onto which each child's glasses can be fastened. Have a volunteer cut out the 00 with a small utility knife ahead of time so students only have to cut out their glasses. The volunteer will also need to staple the glasses on to the headbands. When the students are finished decorating and coloring, an adult or older student can size the headbands and staple them closed.
Paper Clip Chain
Have students work in pairs or groups of three to make a paper clip chain with 100 paper clips. Alternatively, have pairs make a chain of 10 or 50 and join chains to make 100. These chains can also be used to measure things around the school or on the playground.
Have students make a tower of 100 Lego or Unifix blocks. Have them lay the tower down on the floor for construction as a tower of 100 would be too tall and would keep falling. Students can work with a partner or in groups of three.
Do 100 Exercises
Have the students do 10 jumping jacks, 10 hops on one foot, 10 toe touches, etc., up to 100.
100 Years Old
Have students draw pictures of themselves when they are 100 years old. These drawings are often very cute and very funny!
100 Piece Puzzle
Have a larger group of older students put together a 100-piece puzzle.
Have the students use stamps and stamp pads to make 100 stamps on a plain piece of white paper. The students can then write the number 100 on the page.
Robert McKenzie is a former teacher and writer. Visit his Math Lessons website for Math Games and Worksheets