8 Awesome Activities for Young Readers and Writers

Try some of these activities to get your third grader excited about reading and writing.

Download all (8)
Download All is only available to Education.com Pro members. Learn More

Click on an activity in the set below to see more info.

Step Inside the Story!

Let your child step into the main character's shoes as he keeps track of the setting, events, and names of characters in the story by keeping a journal.
View Full Activity

Personal Tall Tales

Turn a real-life hero into a folklore hero. Your child can write a tall tale that makes a Davy Crockett or John Henry out of someone he personally knows.
View Full Activity

The Zoo Stories: Imagining Animals at Night

Here's a fun writing activity that will turn a Saturday trip to the local zoo into an all-out creativity bonanza.
View Full Activity

Drawing Characters

Add some artsy fun to your child's next reading adventure by letting her draw the characters.
View Full Activity

Make a Dr. Seuss Story Box!

In the spirit of Seuss and all things creative and silly, celebrate reading and all that it has to offer with this fun and interactive story box.
View Full Activity

The set is continued below.

Write a Dear Author Letter

This third grade writing activity brings home the lesson: it's not only what you write that's important, but how you write it, too.
View Full Activity

Play 'I Caught You!' An Early Reading Game

Work on reading fluency with your child. This fun game will even engage her concentration skills without her knowing.
View Full Activity

Fun With Reading

This game turns prediction, a major component of third grade reading, into a fun game.
View Full Activity

Want to download this whole set as a single PDF?

Download all (8)
Download All is only available to Education.com Pro members. Learn More

How likely are you to recommend Education.com to your friends and colleagues?

Not at all likely
Extremely likely

What could we do to improve Education.com?

Please note: Use the Contact Us link at the bottom of our website for account-specific questions or issues.

What would make you love Education.com?

What is your favorite part about Education.com?