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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Homemade dog treats are fun to make and delicious for your household pet. Make homemade dog treats to create personal Christmas gifts for dogs.
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Your child can get a little closer to Native American history and culture by creating her own kachina doll.
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This tissue paper painting activity has been developed especially with special needs children in mind, but is an enjoyable craft for just about anyone.
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Introduce your child to the concepts of positive and negative space in design with this simple yet striking Valentine's Day art project.
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Your third grader will strengthen her hand-eye coordination as she creates and plays her very own take-anywhere pinball game!
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A round scoop of vanilla ice cream, red sprinkles, and bat and glove cookies are all it takes to make a baseball-themed treat.
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Fizzy drinks are fun and festive for kids during holidays. Make a batch of fizzy drinks with your child this New Year's Eve.
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Make Frankenstein bolts for your trick-or-treater this Halloween. These homemade Frankenstein bolts make your child look just like the popular monster.
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Make your own wrapping paper with some materials from around the house. Try to make your own wrapping paper this year for a unique presentation for your gifts.
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Discover the science behind materials that absorb heat, and materials that don't, by constructing this cork trivet for your dinner table.
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Let your third grader newscaster practice presentation skills with this video "card" to celebrate Dad this Father's Day!
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Who needs paint, glitter, or crayons when you have natural art supplies right outside your front door?
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This holiday season, don't forget the many delights of "cookie science"! Here's a confection we especially like.
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Make lucky bracelets with lentils and black eyed peas for a New Years art project to remember all year!
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Your child will create their very own filigree drawing; twirling, or coiling small strips of lightweight paper around toothpicks and gently gluing them down.
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Kids get to play mad scientist in this wacky drawing game that's a great way to help kids to mellow out after the high-energy antics of recess.
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Fall in love with Cupid this Valentine's Day, specifically an adorable paper version of the classic Roman god!
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Help your child work on her sewing skills by making one-of-a-kind luggage tags for everyone in the family.
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This holiday season, help your third grader celebrate gifts--so often both cost-free and priceless--that the family has shared this year.
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These festive red and blue drink umbrellas are the perfect DIY party idea. While you're making them you can even sneak in a little compass practice.

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