Will you be celebrating the 100th Day of School soon? Try out some of these activities to bring a little creative fun into your in-person or virtual classroom.
100 Acts of Kindness
Gather your class together and challenge your students to brainstorm a list of 100 acts of kindness that anyone could do to help make the world a better place. The ideas on this list could be as simple as holding the door open for someone or as big as planning an awesome surprise party! Throughout the year, periodically check in with your class to see if anyone tried out an idea on the list. Consider awarding points or stickers to gamify this activity for even more fun.
100 Years in the Future
Invite students to think about what the world will be like in 100 years. Will people travel using flying cars? What will computer technology look like? Will fashion styles look more futuristic? Celebrate these ideas by throwing a “100 Years in the Future” party where your students can decorate the classroom using the ideas they came up with.
In this unique take on show and tell, this game encourages children to find 100 of an item to share with the class. When introducing this activity, suggest items that are reasonably small (pebbles, crayons, pennies, etc.) for the sake of practicality. As they share, children will have the opportunity to develop crucial social-emotional learning (SEL) skills that will serve them well throughout the year.
Check out Hundreds of Ways to Innovate for a list of fun facts based on the number 100 and a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activity that invites children to take a 100-penny tower challenge! First, students sketch their ideas for tower designs. Then, using index cards (or other crafting materials), they will carefully place 100 pennies at the top of the tower and see if their design remains strong under the additional weight.
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