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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Observe with your third grader what happens when food starts to decompose, and boost science skills simultaneously with this experiment!
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Your child will be cheering for 8s and 9s as she tries to create a larger number than her competitors. Whoever ends up with the largest number wins!
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Refresh your third grader's understanding of idioms with this hands-on art activity that encourages him to manipulate clay to represent his favorite idiom.
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Get your little traveler ready for a âround-the-world adventure! Kids will get a geography lesson, writing practice and a great appreciation for traveling.
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Create a special gift for Mother's or Father's Day using felt, cardstock and buttons to create a memorable frame in the shape of a heart.
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Instead of drilling facts, grab sidewalk chalk and head outside for a rousing game of this Math Run game. Play the Math Run game with your child.
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Show your third grader how to string together a pretty, decorative harp.
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Celebrate Hanukkah the old-fashioned way with an oil lantern. This craft is a perfect opportunity to teach your child the history of this special holiday.
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This homemade barometer allows your little scientist to contemplate and compare different air and weather conditions.
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Teach your creative second grader about proportions, animals, and proper cutting methods with cucumber carving.
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Here's a fun art activity that combines measurement and design with drawing and painting. Kids tell their own special story as they create a story quilt.
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Start the school year off on the right foot by treating your child's new teacher to a special heart-felt surprise!
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This snowflake garland will bring some winter wonder to your house. Make a sparkling snowflake garland with your child this winter.
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Wax paper hearts are a unique and glittery gift for a special friend on Valentine's Day. Make wax paper hearts with your child this February.
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Calling all power-shoppers! This game is a fun way for kids to learn life skills, and flex their math muscles at the same time.
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This activity will give your child a chance to practice threading a needle, and she'll end up with a fun and unique hair band!
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Add some artsy fun to your child's next reading adventure by letting her draw the characters.
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Let your young scientist explore a brave new world of sound with an experiment that just requires a handful of common household items.
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Learn more about the fascinating folk art of Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs with this easy craft.
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Fireworks are such an exciting part of part of summer festivities, but it's sad when the show is over. Keep them alive all year long with watercolor fireworks.

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