Feb 7, 2019
Monica Brandwein

Celebrate the 100th day of school with tech and STEAM activities

100th Day of School

Seven years ago, I began my teaching career as a kindergarten teacher. Every morning we counted the days of school during morning meeting. We were counting until we reached the 100th day of school. When the 100th day of school arrived, I “turned” 100 and walked into my classroom as a centenarian. My students celebrated the day bringing in objects in quantities of 100. Some brought in 100 pennies, while others brought in 100 gumballs, and others brought in 100 pipe cleaners. We spent the day learning about the number 100 and all of the different combinations that make 100. When I moved into the technology and STEAM classroom role, I thought about ways to include the 100th day of school into these curriculum areas. Here are some of the ideas and activities I recommend to celebrate the 100th day of school with technology:


  • Code 100 lines of code.

  • Create a document and type practice typing 100 letters/words for keyboarding practice.

  • Create a digital collage using PicCollage - it can be about the number 100, a vision board of what you might look like at 100, or some of the things you have learned during the first 100 days of school.

  • Use 100 pieces of Lego to build a maze for a robot.

  • Program 100 commands into a robot and see what happens.

  • Create pixel art and code using a 10x10 grid of 100 squares.

  • Create digital art with a 100 piece puzzle

  • Create a 100-day scavenger hunt using Metaverse (an Augmented Reality tool).

  • Create a Kahoot! or Quizlet game using the 100 theme.


Whether you are a classroom teacher or technology integrator looking to infuse STEAM lessons into your classroom, the 100th day of school is a great way to have your students engaged in many exciting activities. Along with the activities listed above, here are some more resources we suggest as you plan begin to plan your 100th day of school lessons:


Technology Activities:


General Activities:

STEAM Activities:


Happy 100th Day!

Monica Brandwein is the Educational Technology Consultant for DigitalJLearning and The Jewish Education Project.

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