25+ Things to Count to 100

When I was in elementary school, the 100th day passed with absolutely no fanfare.

That’s not the case these days.

Some schools go all out with parties and t-shirt decorating. We’ve never had to decorate t-shirts. Thank goodness.

But, we have received the “Please bring in 100 of one item for our 100th Day Celebration.” Eep. Help.

After I wiped the sweat off my brow and thought just a little bit, I had a ton of ideas. My daughter brought along a bag of cotton balls and I didn’t even have to go to the store. Easy-peasy.

To save you from panicking if you receive the same note, here are over 25 things to count to 100.

Here are over 25 everyday things to count to 100. They're all small, easy-to-find, and perfect to bring for the one hundredth day of school.

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Most of the items you’ll find on this list are everyday items. I’m sure there’s at least one or two things you already have at home.

If you do need to go out and purchase something, many of these items come in large packs so you won’t need to spend more than a few dollars.

Here are over 25 everyday things to count to 100. They're all small, easy-to-find, and perfect to bring for the one hundredth day of school.

25 Things to Count to 100

1.  Puzzle pieces. Just grab a 100-piece puzzle. No counting needed!

2. Pony beads or any other larger bead

3. Cotton balls

4. Googly eyes

5. Pencils

6. Toothpicks

7. Crayons

Here are over 25 everyday things to count to 100. They're all small, easy-to-find, and perfect to bring for the one hundredth day of school.

8. Paper Clips

9. Cotton swabs

10. Pennies

11. Buttons

12. Stickers

13. Clothespins

14. Small bathroom cups

15. Rocks

16. Bottle Caps

Here are over 25 everyday things to count to 100. They're all small, easy-to-find, and perfect to bring for the one hundredth day of school.

17. Craft sticks

18. Glass florist gems

19. Mini erasers

20. Pom  poms

21. Squares of paper. Just take a couple of pieces of construction paper and cut it into 100 squares.

22. LEGO bricks

23. Drinking straws

24. Pipe cleaners

25. Cap erasers

Food Items to Count to 100

Note: It’s likely that food items aren’t allowed at school. But, if you want to practice at home, these are good choices.

26. O-shaped cereal. But, don’t get the flavored kind because they can get sticky!

27. Popcorn kernels

28. Dried beans

29. Mini marshmallows

If your child brings home a note asking them to bring in small things to count to 100, don’t panic. You’ve got this. Easy-peasy.

Here are over 25 everyday things to count to 100. They're all small, easy-to-find, and perfect to bring for the one hundredth day of school.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her here writing about fun learning activities, art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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