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Design Challenge: Inflate a Balloon
Design Challenge: Inflate a Balloon
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Design Challenge: Inflate a Balloon
In this exciting design challenge, your child will use design thinking skills to find a solution that can inflate a balloon.
3rd grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Making a Parachute
Design Challenge: Making a Parachute
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Design Challenge: Making a Parachute
In this design thinking activity, your child will create a parachute for a small toy using typical household items.
3rd grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
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Design Challenge: Gumdrop Structures
In this fun design challenge, your child will get creative with making structures out of toothpicks and gumdrop candies.
3rd grade
Science
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Teach children how to upcycle dried-out markers with this homemade paint-making activity!
3rd grade
Fine arts
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Make Art Like Mary Blair
Make Art Like Mary Blair
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Make Art Like Mary Blair
Reinforce your child’s understanding of geometry and 2D shapes while learning about the artist Mary Blair and her amazing contributions to many loved movies, books, and characters throughout her career.
3rd grade
Math
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
3rd grade
Social studies
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Design Challenge: Making a Solar Oven
Design Challenge: Making a Solar Oven
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Design Challenge: Making a Solar Oven
In this fun activity, your child will create their very own solar oven to bake s'mores!
3rd grade
Science
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Create an Internal Weather Report
Create an Internal Weather Report
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Create an Internal Weather Report
This activity creatively guides students in reflecting on and understanding what's happening inside of themselves at any given point.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
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Design Challenge: Creating Animal Habitats
In this design thinking activity, your child will choose an animal to research, learn about the animal’s habitat, and then replicate the animal's habitat using household items.
3rd grade
Science
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Build a Tunnel
Build a Tunnel
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Build a Tunnel
In this science and engineering activity, children will explore types of tunnels and their purposes and then design and build a tunnel of their own.
3rd grade
Science
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Design and Build a City
Design and Build a City
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Design and Build a City
Challenge your learner to design and build a city of their own in this creative engineering activity.
3rd grade
Science
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Make Peace Rocks
Make Peace Rocks
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Make Peace Rocks
With school, home, and activities in between, life can sometimes feel chaotic to kids. Help your child learn how to stop and relax with handmade peace rocks.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Superhero Research Project
Superhero Research Project
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Superhero Research Project
In this activity, your students will research a favorite superhero and discuss which of their powers are real and not real. Your students will be able to complete a simple research chart and graphic organizer.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Design Challenge: Making a Bottle Rocket
Design Challenge: Making a Bottle Rocket
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Design Challenge: Making a Bottle Rocket
In this design challenge, your child will make a bottle rocket using typical household items.
3rd grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Egg Drop
Design Challenge: Egg Drop
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Design Challenge: Egg Drop
In this activity, your child will be challenged to create a device that protects an egg when it is dropped from a height of about 10 feet.
3rd grade
Science
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Explore Soil Erosion
Explore Soil Erosion
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Explore Soil Erosion
Learners hypothesize about and experiment with soil erosion in this hands-on activity.
3rd grade
Science
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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Corn Maze STEM Challenge
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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Learn all about balance and motion as your child designs a corn maze!
3rd grade
Science
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El dia de los muertos (the day of the dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd every year. Other Latin American countries celebrate a variation of the holiday, but it originates in Mexico and is unique to this country. These two days
3rd grade
Social studies
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Design Challenge: Making a Water Slide
Design Challenge: Making a Water Slide
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Design Challenge: Making a Water Slide
Have your child kick off their summer vacation by making a miniature water slide!
3rd grade
Science
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Caring for Plants
Caring for Plants
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Caring for Plants
Encourage your child to take ownership of a plant by creating a care plan and following it over the course of a couple of weeks.
3rd grade
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
3rd grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
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Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
In this hands-on design challenge your child will make their very own Rube Goldberg Machine.
3rd grade
Science
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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Children will read a book, then retell the story with pictures they have painted on stones.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Search 3rd Grade Hands-on Activities

Mix some of these third grade activities into your next lesson to break up the routine and allow kids to learn and interact with the material in new ways. Interactive math games make multiplication practice a lot more fun, and young learners will enjoy growing their vocabulary and building reading fluency through a wide range of hands-on reading and writing crafts and projects.