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The 100th day of school will vary by school, but most schools celebrate in the month of February. This day is a great time to engage students in activities and involve parents and the community.

Classroom Ideas

  1. Play music. Dance for 100 seconds. Stop. Then do it again!
  2. Predict how far 100 steps will take you. Will you make it to the gym? To the playground? To the cafeteria? Test it out to see if your 100 steps take you to your destination.
  3. Do one of these activities 100 times (10 sets of ten):
    – Jumping
    – Touching the toes, then the shoulders, then the waist
    – Hop on one foot
    – Jumping jacks
    – Arm circles
  4. Can your class make a list of 100 fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks?

Gym Ideas

  1. Do one of these activities 100 times (10 sets of ten):
    – Jumping Jacks
    – Bounces of a ball
    – Jumping rope
    – Squats
    – Throwing a foot ball
  2. For older students, ask them to pick 10 of their favorite exercises. Set up 10 stations in the gym and have students go to each station and do it 10 times. For example, students may choose a ‘Free Throw’ station where they have to do 10 free throws.
  3. Have a beanbag toss. Who can score 100 first?
  4. 100 inch dash (great for a math and physical activity tie-in)
    Supplies:
    – Yard stick
    – Tape

To play:

  • Measure out 100″ on the floor or field.
  • Mark a start and finish line with the tape.
  • Divide into teams and do relay races.

Schoolwide Ideas

  1. Have older students blow up 100 balloons. In the gym, have teachers pop all 100 balloons while they are timed to see how long it takes.
  2. Have students collect 100 cans of fruits, vegetables and beans and donate them to a local soup kitchen or school families in need.
  3. Host a taste test with healthy foods/snacks that are 100 calories (or less).
  4. Can your school name 100 ways to eat better and move more? Hang poster boards outside of the gym with markers and ask students to record one way they move more. Do the same thing outside of the cafeteria, asking students to record one way they eat better. Celebrate and share the responses with students and families!

Tips

Engage volunteers: Parent volunteers can chop fruits and vegetables for a healthy classroom celebration or taste test.

If collecting canned goods for a local soup kitchen, recruit volunteers to help organize the entire activity and collect, sort and distribute items.