100th Day of School

Every year, around February or March, my children celebrate the 100th Day of School at their preschool. They are given a project to complete at home and bring back in to share with their classmates. The project is simple and consists of collecting 100 items of something and then finding a fun and unique way of displaying those 100 items.

If you and your children also have this project for their 100th Day of School and are brainstorming for ideas, here are examples of what we have done in the past.

Have fun, and Happy 100th Day of School!


Pieces of elbow pasta write out the number 100 on a blue piece of paper
100 pieces of elbow pasta (plus a little spaghetti to help outline the zeros!).

Elbow pasta is a family favorite, and they’re small so it’s easy to get one hundred of them. Any small pasta can work, such as Gemelli, Fusilli, Penne, Rotelli, or Rotini. You can also take longer pastas like Spaghetti and break them into smaller pieces.

In this example, we traced out the number 100 with a pencil. We then covered the tracing with a thin layer of glitter glue, and added the pasta to the glue. The glitter glue adds a nice sparkly touch when it dries!

Here is a link to the pretty blue cardstock paper we used:

And here is a link to the glitter glue we used:

Pom Poms

Pom pom balls are a staple of any childhood arts and crafts activity! We’ve used pom poms in a number of different ways, from outlining animals (like this caterpillar) to initializing our child’s name:

Green pom pom balls in the shape of a caterpillar on a white piece of paper
100 pom pom balls in the shape of a caterpillar.
Colorful pom pom balls forming the initials of a name on a white piece of paper
100 pom pom balls forming the initials of a name.

Here’s a link to the pom poms:


Stickers outline a smiley face on a colorful piece of paper
100 stickers (from the Frozen movies) in the shape of a smiley face.

My daughters were really into the Frozen movies one year (as I detailed here), so we used one hundred stickers (from the Frozen movies) and arranged them in the shape of a smiley face.

If your children are also into the Frozen movies, the background we used for the stickers is from this hair accessory kit:

Did you find these project ideas helpful? What have you done for the 100th Day of School? Let me know in the comments below!

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