Third Grade Social Studies Activities

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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!
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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.
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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
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Morse Code Messaging
Morse Code Messaging
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Morse Code Messaging
Teach your child Morse code, and a little bit of history that she'll pick up in a flash!
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Hand Print Family Treasure
Hand Print Family Treasure
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Hand Print Family Treasure
With this activity, you'll create a family treasure...and reinforce social studies basics while you're at it!
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Let Your Kids Campaign!
Let Your Kids Campaign!
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Let Your Kids Campaign!
Kids are acutely aware of what's "fair" and what's not. Here's a quirky way to teach your first grader the importance of voting and democracy.
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Using a Compass
Using a Compass
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Using a Compass
Here is a hands-on activity to help third graders understand the four points of a compass...and how we use them to get around.
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Going to the Park? Make a Map!
Going to the Park? Make a Map!
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Going to the Park? Make a Map!
Build your child's social studies skills by making a map together.
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Silhouette Portraits
Silhouette Portraits
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Silhouette Portraits
Here's a fun family activity: have your child make a cameo appearance by creating and drawing on their own silhouettes!
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Practice Packing a Backpack Right!
Practice Packing a Backpack Right!
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Practice Packing a Backpack Right!
When it comes to helping your third grader manage a school backpack, small steps now bring big payoffs later.
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Scratch Art for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Scratch Art for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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Scratch Art for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On Martin Luther King Day, help your third grader create an original "scratch art" card to thank a person who has made a difference in his life.
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Make Your Own Flag!
Make Your Own Flag!
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Make Your Own Flag!
Here's a fun activity that will allow your child to express himself by making a flag of his own design, then writing an accompanying story.
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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
What could be more fun than doing sidewalk art? How about making your own colored sidewalk chalk!
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Tin Can Lantern
Tin Can Lantern
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Tin Can Lantern
Help your child comprehend the past by using hands-on activities like this homemade lantern project.
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Haggadah for Kids
Haggadah for Kids
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Haggadah for Kids
This Haggadah scroll activity is great for getting kids to practice handwriting, but it will also get them thinking about the meaning behind Passover.
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Travel the Time Zones
Travel the Time Zones
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Travel the Time Zones
Help your third grader learn time zones with this fun map activity!
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Write to a Soldier
Write to a Soldier
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Write to a Soldier
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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Map My Ancestors
Map My Ancestors
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Map My Ancestors
This family project is a fun way to teach your child about her heritage and practice her geography.
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Egyptian Sarcophagus
Egyptian Sarcophagus
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Egyptian Sarcophagus
Make ancient Egypt come alive by showing kids how to make their own mini sarcophagus out of a shoe box.
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Postcard Map
Postcard Map
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Postcard Map
Help your child learn about the world through this 3rd-4th grade geography activity: start a postcard collection and mark where they came from on a world map.
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Chinese New Year Dragon Art
Chinese New Year Dragon Art
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Chinese New Year Dragon Art
Teach your child about Chinese New Year by creating a dragon float inspired by the brilliant traditional ones seen in Chinese new year parades.
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Make an Oil Lantern
Make an Oil Lantern
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Make an Oil Lantern
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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Make a Jackie Robinson Baseball Card
Make a Jackie Robinson Baseball Card
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Make a Jackie Robinson Baseball Card
Promote your child's appreciation for Jackie Robinson, an important figure in African-American history, by having your child create a baseball card!
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Injera Recipe
Injera Recipe
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Injera Recipe
Try this recipe with your child and explore Ethiopia through one of its dietary staples: injera, or flat bread!
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Presidents Day Game
Presidents Day Game
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Presidents Day Game
What better way to remember the achievements of past U.S. Presidents than with a game of memory!
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Third Grade Social Studies Activities

History and world cultures come to life with these engaging third grade social studies projects. Young learners will get a taste for world travel with activities such as creating a postcard map, recreating cultural crafts, or making and tasting multicultural cuisines. Or let them walk in the shoes of American pioneers, Civil Rights leaders, and other historical figures with memorable crafts and creative writing projects.