Third Grade Activities

Help your third grader enjoy activities learning critical skills by following step-by-step instructions and using easy-to-find materials. Play math card games and explore themes third graders can get excited about. These activities are great for parents and educators to teach multiplication, collaborative writing, and third grade science topics. Try third grade arts and crafts next.

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Parts of speech can be a difficult and dreary concept for many kids, but you can quickly turn that feeling around with this fun game.
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This little chick is so cute that your child will want to make a whole flock to call her own.
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Try this simple activity with your child to guesstimate the age of a tree in your yard and nurture her developing math skills while you're at it!
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Design a special recipe book just for mom. Kid-made and packed with recipes for some of mom's favorite dishes, it's sure to be a hit on Mother's Day.
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Write to a deployed soldier to help your child practice reading, writing, and get a better understanding of what it means to serve our country.
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What causes sound? Here's a simple science experiment that adds a visual element to the science of sound to help kids better understand this tricky concept.
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Clouds are formed when warm and cold air meet. Here's a way for kids to see it all up close!
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Get your sense of humor ready for this fun science experiment that demonstrates the fundamental physics of air pressure.
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Here's a fun game that you can play at home to get your child thinking about prefixes and suffixes.
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Make your own marshmallows and mix up some very interesting third grade chemistry lessons while you're at it!
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Make a kaleidoscope at home to teach your child about the color spectrum and mirror science.
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This hands-on family activity gives your child practice creating compound sentences, while teaching him skills that will help him become a better writer!
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Practice of math facts is usually limited to drill sheets and flashcards. But kids are more likely to tune in to math facts if practice is presented as a game!
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Defend your cards in this multiplication math game! Your kid will enjoy using strategy to build equations and win points in this activity.
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Here's a super fun game to get in some place value practice with your child!
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Try the classic balloon-on-the-wall trick with your kid and watch static electricity in action.
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If your third grader is having difficulty sequencing events in a story, try creating this book square.
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Household items and a bit of imagination will create a CSI kit for your child to have investigative adventures with. Explore the world of forensic science!
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Teach your child Morse code, and a little bit of history that she'll pick up in a flash!
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Practice multiplication facts by playing baseball in this fun, third grade math board game.

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