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Celebrate 100 Days of Learning

The 100th day of school might not be an official holiday, but it holds a place of significance in many schools. It is a time to celebrate the milestone of successfully completing 100 days of learning. The number 100 is featured heavily in the following activities.

  1. Find 100 items to place on a shirt or poster board
  2. Complete a 100-piece puzzle
  3. Dance it out for 100 seconds to your favorite song. Or, try this song:
  1. Count how many times, in 100 seconds, you can:
    • Hop on one foot
    • Jump up and down
    • Do situps
    • Write your name
    • Count
    • Touch your toes
    • Do 100 steps up and down the hall
  2. List 100 reasons to live in your town or attend your school
  3. Answer: What will 100 ounces of liquid fill up: a pint, a quart, or more?
  4. Line up 100 dominos and then make them fall
  5. Do 100 spins on a game spinner. What is your highest and lowest scores?
Minifigs carrying a blue lego
  1. What can you build with 100 Legos?
  2. Do a “close to 100” math game: What numbers can you add up to get close to 100 using 2s, 3s and so on.
  3. Dress up like a 100-year-old
  4. List: I wish I had 100 __________________
  5. List: I do NOT want 100 _________________
  6. Have a 100 item scavenger hunt
  7. Figure out how to reach $100 using different combinations of money
  8. Make a list of 100 new words to learn
  9. Donate 100 of something to charity: can goods, socks, hygiene items, etc.
  10. See how much your name is worth if every letter is a dollar amount: A = $1, B = $2, C = $3 … Z = $26
    How about your parent’s names? Who do you know that is closest to 100?
  11. Complete 100 acts of kindness
  12. Find cities that are 100 miles north, east, west, and south of your city
  13. See if you can sit perfectly still for 100 seconds
  14. Calculate what year it would be when you turn 100
  15. Locate buildings that are taller than 100 stories
Giant stack of books
  1. Make a list of your favorite 100 books
  2. List what you can do now that you could not do 100 days ago
  3. Make a list of what didn’t exist 100 years ago
  4. Create a cookbook with 100 recipes
    • Find a recipe and calculate how to make it feed 100 people
  5. List 100 important people
  6. Flip a coin 100 times and tally which it landed on more, heads or tails
  7. Using a grocery store advertisement see what you can buy for exactly $100
  8. Create a timeline of your life that lists 100 events, starting with your earliest memory
  9. Make a list and illustrate a list of 100 things you would like to accomplish in your lifetime
  10. What are 100 places you would like to visit?
  11. List 100 ways to spend or donate $100
  12. Make a list of 100 items you spend money on
  13. Write a story set 100 days or months from now
A rhino stopped on a dirt road, looking at the photographer
  1. Make a list of 100 endangered species
  2. Make a list of 100 inventions that have changed the world
  3. Try to solve a crossword, word search, or Sudoku in 100 minutes
  4. List 100 ways to improve your school or city
  5. Make a list of 100-calorie healthy snacks
  6. Count to 100 in another language
  7. Count how long it takes to blow up 100 balloons, and how long it takes to pop 100 balloons
  8. Make a list of 100 kind words
  9. Make a list of places you could find 100 people together
  10. Write a 100-word story
  11. Roll dice 100 times and graph which numbers come up the most and which the least
  12. Write about what you think music will look like in 100 years
  13. Make a dot-to-dot picture using only 100 dots
  14. List 100 things about yourself that are terrific!

Mensa for Kids Activity Plans are designed to simultaneously entertain and challenge gifted youth in their time outside of the school setting; however, the activities may be easily shared and enjoyed by older people as well. Programs may be scaled up or down depending on number of attendees, desired level of complexity, etc. Sample materials are included with most plans. This activity plan was developed by the Mensa Foundation’s Gifted Youth Programs Manager.