The 100th Day of School for Upper Grades

The 100th Day of School has become a school holiday in schools all around the world. What started as a celebration of 100 for primary grades has become something celebrated school-wide. However, it can be difficult trying to balance the schedule and rigorous standards of upper elementary with “fun” days like the 100th Day of School. Now you don’t have to! These 100th Day of School Ideas for Big Kids are perfect for both.

100th Day of School for Upper Grades

Whether you are looking to fill a day with some fun, skill-based 100 activities or just add a couple of activities to the day, these 100th Day of School activities are perfect for your upper elementary students.

Spend 100 Minutes Reading

Set aside some time for independent reading. Have students bring a pillow and blanket on the 100th day of school. Allow time to choose a few books or magazines from the library or classroom library. Spend 100 minutes reading. If 100 minutes is too long for your students, break the time into four 25 minute sessions or two 50 minute sessions. Enjoy snuggling up with blankets and reading a good book!

100th Day Skills Activities

Fill the day with these math, reading, and writing activities that will have your students working with 100 in a variety of ways. With these printable resources, students will be guided through all of the activities. A great no-prep option for the 100th Day of School.

100th Day Math

Students will love working on measurement, time, money, decimals, place value, and basic operations while working with 100. All of these activities focus on math skills and standards for 3rd – 5th grade students.

100th Day Language Arts

You can also work on a variety of language arts skills with these engaging no-prep activities. Students will review and practice describing words, building words, spelling, and writing with these fun activities. Fun history activities are also included!

More 100th Day No Prep Activities

In addition to math, language arts, and history skill-based activities, students will also love some hundred fun as they look back 100 years and look forward 100 years. They will also love drawing their future selves and creating their bucket list.

no prep activities for the 100th day of school

There are over 20 100th Day of School activities in this resource!

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Have a 100th Day Recess

Sure, most days recess time is fun, unstructured play. But for this one day, add some 100 structure. Challenge students to complete one or more of these 100 activities:

kids running
  • toss a ball 100 times without dropping it
  • bounce a ball 100 times
  • take 100 steps backward
  • swing 100 times
  • jump rope 100 times
  • try to throw a ball 100 yards and see who comes closest
  • see how many jumping jacks you can do in 100 seconds (or any task)
  • see how quickly you can run 100 steps

The 100 Challenge

100th Day of School Ideas for Teachers

Throughout the day, issue some fun and silly 100 Challenges to your students. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Going around the room, count by 100’s to 10,000
  • Tell a 100 word story – one word at a time with each person only saying one word
  • Be a statue for 100 seconds (no moving – no talking – just posing)

Save these 100th Day of School Ideas

Your upper elementary students are going to love the 100th Day of School with these fun and engaging ideas. Better yet – they probably won’t even realize they are practicing important skills too!

Just save this to your favorite classroom Pinterest board so that you can come back as you plan for your 100th Day of School.

100th Day of School for Upper Grades

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