As the school year progresses, it can be easy to fall into a rut. If you’re craving a break from your weekly routine, don’t miss the chance to celebrate the 100th day of the school year with your students. For most schools, this distinctive day occurs sometime in early February – maybe yours will be a little late this year if you’ve lived through extra snow days.
We’ve gathered some great craft ideas to help you mark the milestone in a creative way with your elementary students.
Julie Lee shares several great 100th day ideas on her blog, including a 100 Topping Pizza. Julie created a huge pizza pie from art paper, then asked her students to decorate it with 100 paper toppings. If hosting a pizza party on the 100th day is an option for your classroom, this activity will be a big hit.
Kids can celebrate the 100th day of school all day with these fun glasses. Check out this free printable students can decorate and wear proudly. Printing on cardstock will ensure glasses last through the end of the school day.
Tap into students’ individual creativity. Give each child die-cut number 100. They can use the one and two zeros to create anything they want. Display each piece on the wall or compile the artwork together in a book. Check out this example.
If your students and their families are in a position to give, why not celebrate the 100th day by organizing a canned food drive? Setting a goal to collect at least 100 items for donation will be a great team-building experience for your class. Students can decorate the paper bags or boxes before they’re delivered to a local food bank to add a little extra cheer.
In many parts of the country, this year’s weather has caused a record number of snow days. Why not embrace the season in your classroom? Kids can get really crafty and create a white (or colorful) wonderland by making and hanging 100 snowflakes.
Do you celebrate the 100th day of school in your classroom? If so, please share your favorite craft ideas for the day in our comments section. Happy crafting!