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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With this fun craft activity, your child can design and "make" his own money, for use as currency and math practice at home.
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Explore scientific concepts with this experiment that introduces kids to the scientific method!
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Help your curious third grader construct a dazzling spinning wheel that will teach him about the science behind colors while providing some silly entertainment!
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If standard relay races and typical scavenger hunts have lost their charm, host the Egg Olympics instead! Get the whole family involved in the competition.
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Do plants breathe? Not exactly. They do respire though! This activity will help your kid with see that plants are producing the oxygen we need to survive.
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Celebrate Mexican heritage and inspire creativity in your budding artist with this unique arts and crafts activity.
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Here's a great activity that uses corks and toothpicks to create a fleet of floating boats. Which design makes for the most seaworthy vessel?
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Ready for takeoff! Make science fun and teach about levers and fulcrums as your child sends pennies flying.
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This fun math card game is a great opportunity to discuss probability with your third grader.
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Work on homophones, words that sound the same, and spelling with this imaginative activity!
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Combine the science of physics with the fun of playing spy. Your young detective can make his own tiny looking glass. It's simple to make!
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Set your young chemist up for an afternoon of science-fueled magic with a deceptively simple activity starring baking soda and vinegar!
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Here's a brain-challenging treasure hunt for your third grader, calling upon math skills with money and with decimals!
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This educated-guessing game is great for preschoolers. This activity helps your child work on her reasoning skills.
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This kinesthetic game will help your child practice rounding and get the adrenaline rushing!
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Make your own helicopter using a paper clip and a sheet of paper. Hold the spinner up in the air, let it go, and watch it spin gracefully to the ground.
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Help your child create a tasty treat that will demonstrate exactly how frogs survive a freezing season.
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Looking for an on-the-go game that can be played anywhere, anytime? Put down the hangman and tic-tac-toe. Here's a new one for the whole family!
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This surprisingly good glue recipe comes from common kitchen items.
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Inspire your child to put on her engineer hat for the day, as she builds her very own, double-decker bridge.

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