In recent years there has been a growing popularity of young kids celebrating their first 100 days at school. For most schools in Australia, the 100th day of schooling falls at the end of Term 2, around July.
Celebrating this milestone is a great opportunity for both, students and teachers to recap on the year so far – revise on what they’ve learnt and what they aim to achieve over the next 100 days.
It’s a day where collectively they can set new goals and celebrate achievements, no matter how big or small. It’s a fun way to break up the routine of the everyday classroom and puts a positive spin on education. A lot of teachers use this as a day to create fun activities and lessons themed around the number 100. Perfect for encouraging math skills.
Aussie kids always love a good dress up day and most schools tend to go with a centenarian dress up theme – meaning dress as someone who is 100 years or older. Trust me there is nothing cuter than seeing a little person dress up as an old person. It's time to raid Nan and Pops closet for inspiration and Shindigs has all the old people accessories you need to complete the outfit.
For our little Old Ladies all you need is a cute little floral dress, a knitted cardigan, grey hair, some chunky jewellery, small framed granny style glasses and to add the extra special touch, a shawl and some hair rollers.
Old man Grandpa kids costumes are just as easy to put together. Jeans or Dress pants with a crisp collared shirt or flano is the epitome of old man fashion. Pop on a pair of suspenders or a vest, a plaid golfers hat, perhaps a bowtie if your one that likes to dress to impress, don't forget the slippers for comfort and some big fluffy grey eyebrows and a moustache.
Shindigs has a selection of grey wigs, coloured hairspray or, if you're working with naturally dark hair - hair whitener works brilliantly.
Whether your dressing as Grandma or Grandpa, a walking stick or zimmer frame is the best way to tie the whole outfit together. Have a look at our range of walking sticks, including our very comical Inflatable Walking Stock. Zimmer frames are super simple to make with a bit of pvc piping and some tennis balls.
Dalmatians is another popular theme for celebrating 100 days. Shindigs has a great selection of Dalmatian costumes and Dalmatian accessories perfect for kids. If you're looking for something easy, simply grab yourself some Dalmatian Ears, Nose and a Tail. Pop on some spare white clothes and grab out the permanent markers - Count out and draw on 100 spots to complete the costume.
Get the whole class involved and have the teacher dress up as Cruella De’ville.
100 Years from this decade will put you back in the 1920’s. Childrens Flapper Dresses and Kids Gangster costumes would make for a great photo. Everyone could learn about what life was like in Australia 100 years ago and see the amazement on there faces when they realise money looked different and tv's weren't invented.
No Doubt you’ve already made your classroom colourful and engaging. Now it’s time to build that up by another 100%.
Curtains for your doorway. Are a great way to have kids feeling extra special as they enter class that morning by walking through a streamer curtain or a tinsel doorway.
100 balloons. You can inflate 100 balloons with air and have them drop from the ceiling on the 100th minute (don’t worry we have hand pumps and electric pumps to make this easy for you) or inflate 100 balloons with helium and then each child can take one home with them, perhaps with a special hand written message from their teacher.
We also have Large individual numbers, Medium sized self standing numbers, mini air filled ones to create a balloon banner and 100th Foil balloons for a small arrangement. Call Shindigs today if you want helium filled balloons for 100 days of Kindergarten.
Customisable Photo Frames. A milestone of 100 days at school needs to be commemorated and what better way to saver the moment than with a photo op. Grab a customisable photo frame and get the whole class involved in decorating it with coloured markers and a big sign that says “100 Days Smarter”.