The 100th Day of School is an event set aside to celebrate students’ achievements within the first 100 days. Its initial purpose was to help kindergarteners and preschoolers recognize numbers from 0-100. Nowadays, students at all levels celebrate the event, but the activities differ among the levels.
There is no actual date for this event, so it varies from school to school. What better way to celebrate the event than by having a writing activity? Are you wondering what ideas they could write about? Wonder no more; here are 50 100th Day of School writing prompts.
50 Awesome 100th Day of School Writing Prompts
50. Describe what will happen when you turn 100 years old. In this writing prompt, the child is free to explore the biological, behavioral and sociological effects of aging. So, encourage them not to focus only on the biological effects.
49. Tear a piece of paper into 26 pieces. On each, write the alphabetical letters. Fold the papers up and mix them in a bowl. Ask a student to pick any paper at random from the bowl. Whichever letter the student picks, ask the rest of the class to list 100 nouns beginning with the letter.
48. Ask the students to explain what they have learned in class within the 100 days at school. They are free to mention what they have learned in various disciplines.
47. Where do you think your city will be in the next 100 days? For this question, the student may talk about development projects or how its residents will behave.
46. Write a fictional story using only 100 words. This activity will challenge the students to be concise. If the story is too wordy, it may exceed 100 words.
45. Challenge the students to list 100 countries. Some Americans can barely identify countries besides their own. This assignment will thus test their geographical literacy.
44. How was the United States 100 years ago? For this writing prompt, the student is likely to write about technological advances. The student can also write how Americans behaved 100 years ago compared to now.
43. Tell the students to write about 100 things they would like to do before they die. This writing prompt will inform you whether or not the students have their priorities in order.
42. Your parent gives you $100. How would you use this amount? Some students would spend all their money without saving. For such students, you can take this chance to encourage them to save even as they spend. According to Investopedia, one way to help them save is by helping them distinguish between needs and wants.
41. In 100 words, write about your favorite teacher.
40. What is your favorite dish? In 100 words, write its recipe. It can be hard to specify the exact measurements for things like the quantity of water. So, for this writing activity, it is not necessary to mention the quantities.
39. Write about 100 things that you hate. For this writing prompt, we expect the student to write about negative attributes they hate in people, e.g., laziness. However, they can also write about their least preferred meal or country.
38. State 100 things or people you are grateful for. Not only is this writing prompt an activity, but a way of instilling gratitude in them. There are benefits students get when they are challenged to be grateful. According to Mindful Little Minds, grateful children enjoy high levels of happiness and increased self-esteem.
37. List 100 animals you know. For each animal, use a short sentence to describe them. A good example would be like this one: lion- a yellow-gold animal with a mane.
36. Take your students out for a walk within the school compound. To make things challenging, the walk should only take 5 minutes. After the time elapses, take them back to class and tell them to state 100 things they saw.
35. List how 100 different countries say “Hello” to each other. A quick Google search should help the students answer this prompt. This writing prompt may challenge the student to develop an interest in learning other languages.
34. Mention 100 items that you can fit in your pocket. Remember, these items do not have to be useful, like money. The student could mention rocks since some can fit in pockets.
33. Have the students complete this sentence: “I wish I had 100 ______ because ______.” Allow them to state as many examples as they can.
32. Do you enjoy a good laugh from time to time? In that case, challenge the students to come up with 100 jokes. Some of them may challenge themselves to write their own. However, they are free to google jokes online.
31. Write the word “one hundred” on a piece of paper. From this word, write the list of words you can derive from it. Write as many as possible.
30. Write any 100 words on the chalkboard. Challenge the students to write them in alphabetical order. Ensure that most words begin with the same letter to make things more challenging.
29. What are the 100 things you would never tell your parent? If possible, explain your positions. On another day, you can ask them about things they wouldn’t tell their friends and siblings.
28. Who was the American president 100 years ago? Write a few facts you know about the president. If you do not know much about the president, feel free to do some research.
27. Do you want to raise students to be environmentally conscious? If so, challenge them to mention 100 things they can do to save the planet.
26. What are some of the things you have accomplished within 100 days? On the flip side, write about things you were unable to achieve within the 100 days. This writing prompt will instill the importance of setting goals in your students.
25. Ask the students to mention 100 celebrities that they know. Since not all people may know some celebrities, remind them to describe what they do. Students can identify celebrities in the political, music and movie scenes.
24. Giving back to society is important. It is therefore important to nurture this habit in children so that they do that until their adulthood. So, ask the students to write 100 ways they could help those in need.
23. Let us assume you are teaching students who are only pursuing Christianity studies. Ask them to mention 100 major events that occur in the Bible. The student should explain the events in a concise yet clear way.
22. There are certain phobias that people share, e.g. of, snakes or heights. Also, there are phobias that are not common in most people, e.g., blood or doctors. Regardless of how common or uncommon a phobia is, have the children state 100 phobias they know.
21. There are a lot of things that we use today that did not exist 100 years ago. Write down those things that did not exist at that time. Also, explain how the people were able to live without that item.
20. Have one of the students write a one-hundred worded story. Ask the remaining students to continue with the rest of the story.
19. At some point, students will need to learn how to earn some money. Challenge them to write 100 ways they can earn $100. Ensure the children learn what others wrote. That will help them learn other ways of earning money.
18. Write a poem that uses the word “one hundred.” Remember, the poem does not have to be about the number. You could write about any topic, so long as the word appears in the poem. As the teacher, read the poem and see whether the word has been used organically in the poem. Some students may stuff the poem with the word for the sake of using it.
17. The 100th Day of School event can fall on any day. Supposing the day falls on Friday, ask the students to write about things that make the day special. The students can also explain what they would normally do on that day.
16. Let us assume you are teaching a high school class. High school students have more academic and life experience than elementary school students. Ask your students to write 100 words of advice to the elementary students. The advice should mainly focus on preparing them for life in high school.
15. In 100 words, write about the challenges of raising a baby. On the flip side, write in 100 words the joys of raising a baby.
14. For this writing activity, you can either use a book or a newspaper. Open any page at random. Write about the word that first appears on the page you have chosen. Use only 100 words.
13. What is your favorite color? After identifying the color, list down 100 items that are that color.
12. Imagine you see a lamp on your path. You begin to rub it, and a genie appears. Rather than grant you three wishes, the genie grants you 100 wishes. Mention 100 wishes you would want the genie to fulfill. Here is the catch: you only have two days to come up with the wishes. If you do not come up with 100 wishes within two days, you will lose your wishes.
11. What are some of the things the United States has achieved since its existence? State 100 of the country’s achievements. If you cannot think of any achievement(s), you can google them.
10. In Mathematics, there are certain keywords commonly used that you wouldn’t hear in other disciplines. For this writing activity, challenge the students to write 100 words popularly used in Mathematics. A few examples include addition, loci, diameter, perpendicular, etc.
9. A woman tells you that she has just given birth to her son. However, she cannot think of any names of her son. Provide her with a list of 100 male names to help her decide. If you like, you can provide her with the meanings behind those names. For instance, according to Kiwi Families, Felix means happy and prosperous.
8. Are there questions that have been bothering you for a while? Perhaps, you are yet to get a clear answer to them. In that case, write 100 questions that you want to be answered. An example of a question you could ask is: “Why do people dream?”
7. What date are you celebrating the 100th Day of School event? Once you identify the date, write about a historical event that occurred on that date. For this writing prompt, you can use at least 100 words.
6. When you teach students to write, it is important to teach them how to expand their vocabulary. Having said that, ask them to write 100 similes. Before they google them, please encourage them to list some from the top of their heads.
5. There are things that we need and do not need. Ask the students to write 50 things that they need and those they do not need. This writing prompt will enable the students to prioritize things they need most as they grow older.
4. In 100 words, explain why it is better to walk than drive to work. Later, you can ask the students to write why driving is better than walking to work.
3. Ask the students to list 100 cities in the United States. If possible, they should list the state in which that city is.
2. In 100 words, write about your best birthday ever. What made that day special? Were you given gifts that you liked? Or did you meet old friends?
1. Imagine you are back home from school for the holiday. State 100 things you would do.
As a teacher, you will occasionally run out of writing ideas. It is particularly worse if you run out of ideas on the 100th Day of School event. That is because some children will expect fun writing activities for that day. Fortunately, you have 50 writing prompts to choose from.
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