It’s a tradition in elementary school to celebrate when you reach a milestone in class. This could be reaching our reading goals, mastering sight words, counting, or reaching a certain number of days at school!
For kindergarten, it’s typical to celebrate the 100th day of school. In first grade, however, it’s more standard to celebrate making it to 120 days instead. Counting to 120 is a goal for many first graders and this is a fun way to tie our celebration in with our class counting goals.
If you are a teacher looking for some fun activities to do on the 120th day of school, you’re in the right spot! Here are some simple and exciting ways students can celebrate reaching this milestone.
- Bring in 120 items. Students can find 120 pieces of an item at home to bring into the classroom. This gives them practice counting to 120 in a way that doesn’t feel like practice! Bonus, it is fun for students to show their classmates what they accomplished. They can bring 120 paperclips, beads, Legos, etc.
- Draw yourself as a 120-year-old. This one is such a fun activity for students. Have them create a picture of themselves as a 120-year-old and write about it.
- Create a frame with 120 boxes for students to put small snacks into (think cheerios, m&ms, or goldfish)
If you are teaching virtually or just looking for some activities that can be done easily online with your students (no cleanup!), I have you covered!
These virtual 120th day of school activities give you several engaging activities to choose from to celebrate this exciting milestone.
Some activities included are:
- 120-second scavenger hunt
- Make yourself or your teacher look 120 years old
- 120th-day fitness checklist
- 120th-day dot-art
- Narrative and opinion writing prompts
- Add 120 buttons to a sweater
- Make a clown
- And so much more!
This resource is available on Google Slides so you can send it to your class virtually or use them in your classroom. Movable parts make this an interactive and hands-on activity that students will love.
Want to learn more about how it works? Check out the video tutorial!
There are so many ways to make this day special, even if you are teaching online.
I hope you and your students have lots of silly fun with these activities!