Many of us officially begin the start of the new homeschooling year sometime in the late summer/early fall. That means now is about the time that you’ll reach 100 days of schooling for the year. That means it’s time to celebrate!
Because you and the kids have clocked in good, hard, and steady work… Because it’s the middle of winter and lots of snow, freezing temps, and dreary days can have us in a rut… Because kids always love a reason to celebrate… Because we homeschool and we get to choose what we do…
Even if you haven’t been officially counting each day, estimate and pick a day to celebrate. The theme of the festivities is of course the number 100. Here are some of the ways we’ve had fun on our 100th day:
- Design a “100 Days Smarter” banner for the school room
- Decorate t-shirts with 100 items (stickers. beads safety-pins, dots of paint, etc.)
- Count to 100 by singles, twos, fives, and tens
- Make a “trail mix” by selecting 10 types of bite-sized snacks (raisins, chocolate chips, marshmallows, etc.) and have the children sort 10 of each treat. Place in a baggy for a 100-count trail mix.
- Impromptu discussion/writing: What will the world be like in 100 years; Name 100 things you could carry or eat at once
- Get moving: dance, hop, or run in place for 100 seconds
Blow up a few balloons and make a batch of brownies or cookies for fun and you’re good to go!
Do you celebrate the 100th day of school? I’d love to hear hear what you do to celebrate!