We made it! The school year is more than halfway over. Celebrating 100 days of school is a fun way to help your preschoolers mark their achievements so far and encourage them to keep working hard and learning lots. I have tons of 100th day of school ideas to share with you today.
You can use these 100th day of school activities to celebrate with your preschoolers while encouraging them and learning all kinds of fun concepts along the way too. Check out some of my favorite 100 day of school activities, art projects, and even some virtual learning activities for those of us schooling differently this year.
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Why You Should Celebrate 100 Days of School
The 100th day of school might not seem like a big milestone, but if you’re a teacher it’s certainly something to celebrate! Marking the 100th day of school with fun activities and celebrations is a way to acknowledge and praise your students’ progress, growth, and achievement.
This school year, your preschoolers have grown physically, emotionally, and socially. They have met academic milestones and made progress in all kinds of amazing ways. You can celebrate their achievements so far and encourage them to keep learning and growing by marking the 100th day of school with learning fun.
The 100th day of school is a great opportunity to reflect on the school year so far. Take time to appreciate achievements and all that you’ve accomplished. Then, armed with this knowledge, think about what you’d like to accomplish during the remainder of the school year.
100 Days of School Activities to Explore
You can celebrate the 100th day of school in all kinds of exciting ways! It’s not just an opportunity to practice counting and early math skills. There are 100 days of school activities for reading, writing, science, and social studies too.
A 100 days of school celebration is a great place to begin. You can set up a 100 days of school photo booth, serve 100 days of school snacks, and 100 days of school art projects, printables, and games for preschoolers to enjoy.
Check out more of my favorite 100 days of school activities for preschool learners:
100th Day of School Coloring Page
Coloring pages are an easy and no prep way to get some extra learning in with Kindergarten and Preschool learners.
Reinforce things such as letters and numbers with these 100th day of school color by number printables
Build a 100 Cup Structure
Whether it’s a tower, a bridge, or a pyramid, encourage your preschoolers to build a structure with 100 cups. It’s a fun 100 days of school activity that’s perfect for helping your students build STEM engineering skills while practicing counting and one to one correspondence.
You can even add some history and geography to this 100 days of school activity by encouraging your preschoolers to build famous landmarks like Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, or the Taj Mahal.
100 Days of School Scavenger Hunt
Set up a fun scavenger hunt activity to celebrate the 100th day of school with your preschoolers this year. Scavenger hunts help kids develop problem solving skills and practice critical thinking. You can easily customize a scavenger hunt for the 100th day of school to reinforce concepts and skills you’ve been practicing all year with your preschoolers.
100th Day of School Ideas Kids Can Wear
Dressing up is so much fun! Add whimsy and excitement to your preschool classroom with themed costumes and 100th day of school t-shirts your kids can wear to celebrate the day. Whether you’re in the classroom, homeschooling, or learning virtually, these 100 day of school ideas will have your preschoolers smiling:
Class T-Shirts for the 100th Day of School
Consider getting class t-shirts for the 100th day of school.
They’re perfect for encouraging school spirit and recognizing all the awesome things you’ve accomplished in your preschool classroom this year.
DIY Custom 100 Days of School Shirts
You can combine celebratory shirts with a 100 days of school art project your preschoolers will love this year. Encourage your preschoolers to decorate their very own 100 days of school shirts with their own custom ideas and designs.
The only requirement? Whatever they add to their shirt, there have to be 100. If you like rainbows, add 100 rainbows. If you’re a fan of emojis, 100 different emojis would be super fun. Best of all, you’ll love seeing all their unique and creative ideas!
Dress Up Like You’re 100 Years Old
This is super fun for preschoolers and it makes for some super cute pictures too! Plus, it’s a great opportunity for you to incorporate history lessons for your preschool learners too. Learn about some of the amazing achievements of the past 100 years with your students.
100th Day of School Hats & Glasses
Get some ready to decorate crowns and glasses for a 100 days of school activity your preschoolers can get excited about this year.
Plus, they’ll be building important fine motor skills as they construct and color these 100 days of school art projects they can wear.
Fun Preschool Books for the 100th Day of School
Reading is the very best way to encourage your preschoolers to fall in love with books while building print awareness, expanding vocabulary, and learning phonics. Plus, reading aloud to preschoolers offers lots of opportunities to introduce new lessons and concepts, learn about the world, and build social emotional awareness. Check out some of my favorite books to read aloud on the 100th day of school:
Planet Kindergarten: 100 Days in Orbit by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
Your preschoolers will love the art in Planet Kindergarten: 100 Days in Orbit and the fun outer space theme.
It’s the perfect addition to a preschool space theme. Check out my space themed printable 100 days of school activities for even more fun: Preschool Space Activities and Lesson Plans.
100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler
This adorable book is a wonderful way to begin building social emotional awareness with your preschoolers. 100th Day Worries will help them begin to deal with big emotions in a constructive way this year.
It’s perfect for reading the day before to help preschoolers that might be feeling shy, reluctant, and anxious about the 100th day of school.
The Night Before the 100th Day of School by Natasha Wing
Ready to introduce your preschoolers to rhyme and rhythm? The poetry in The Night Before the 100th Day of School is a great way to begin!
You’ll love that it’s modeled after the classic Twas the Night Before Christmas. The connection really helps cement the idea that the 100th day of school is something to celebrate.
Get Creative with 100 Days of School Art
100 days of school art helps kids practice motor skills. Building fine motor skills is an essential skill for your preschoolers to master this year. Art is a wonderful way to practice hand-eye coordination, proper pencil grip, and pre-writing skills.
Plus, it’s a lot of fun! Encourage creative expression and help your preschoolers build self confidence with these 100 days of school art activities:
100 Squares of Glitter
Who doesn’t love glitter? It might be a bit messy, but it’s lots of fun! With this 100 days of school art project, your preschoolers will get to create 100 squares of glitter for an art project that’s truly memorable.
Pizza with 100 Toppings
Pizza is another favorite that everyone loves. You can help your preschoolers represent the 100th day of school milestone while practicing counting skills as they build their very own pizza. Encourage them to add 100 toppings. You might be surprised by how different they all look!
Later, you can use your pizzas to introduce fractions, talk about nutrition, or even learn more about the history of pizzas and Italy, the birthplace of our favorite pizza pies.
100 Days of School Art Banner
Creating a 100 days of school art banner is a creative activity that the whole class can participate in this year. Break out the crayons, colored pencils, and markers. Then, encourage your preschoolers to create their very own banner celebrating 100 days of school.
This 100 days of school activity is the perfect cooperative learning project. Cooperative learning helps preschoolers build strong learning skills, social skills, and develop friendships.
Virtual 100th Day of School Ideas
I’ll admit it, you might need to adapt many of the activities above if you’re learning virtually this school year. However, celebrating the 100th day of school is still a big deal, so I’ve put together some fun virtual 100th day of school ideas for preschool learners too.
100 Second Challenges
Minute to win it games are small games and challenges where students have one minute to complete the task or activity. You can adapt lots of fun minute to win it games to celebrate the 100th day of school. Instead of one minute, complete each challenge in 100 seconds.
With some preparation, many of these short games can be completed virtually by your preschoolers using household objects. It’s a 100th day of school idea your preschoolers won’t forget!
Sing and Dance to 100
Movement activities help preschoolers get their wiggles out while encouraging healthy physical activity. This 10th day of school activity will help your preschool learners build brain body connections and practice their counting skills too.
Send this YouTube video to preschoolers learning virtually or share your screen to let them sing and dance along with The Singing Walrus in the Count to 100 Song or get fit with Jack Hartmann in the 100 Days of School Song.
100th Day of School Show and Tell
With a little preparation, you can host a super fun show and tell with your preschoolers this year. This 100th day of school idea is a great way to encourage your preschoolers to think creatively, practice counting, and show off their own unique personality.
In the days before the 100th day of school, encourage preschoolers to start a collection of 100 things. They could use anything they like. Rocks, buttons, pencils, and beads work really well for this 100 days of school activity.
How Will You Celebrate the 100th Day of School?
How will you celebrate the 100th day of school with your preschoolers this year? Share your favorite 100th day of school ideas in the comments. I can’t wait to read them!