Third Grade Activities

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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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Spooky Slime
Spooky Slime
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Spooky Slime
In this fun science project your child will get practice following directions and getting messy as they learn all about slime!
3rd grade
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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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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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Natural Emotions
Natural Emotions
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Natural Emotions
In this social emotional learning activity, your child will learn about emotions and how they change, just like many parts of nature. Then they will spend time outside, exploring and reflecting on what they have learned.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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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 contraption that protects an egg when it is dropped from a height of about 10 feet.
3rd grade
Science
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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: 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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Five-Finger Relaxation
Five-Finger Relaxation
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Five-Finger Relaxation
Tracing is a great technique for clearing your mind and relaxing. Help your child learn how to calm themselves down and clear their minds by tracing their hands.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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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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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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Make an Exploding Pumpkin
Make an Exploding Pumpkin
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Make an Exploding Pumpkin
Learn all about cause and effect as your child experiments with an exploding pumpkin in this engaging fall activity! Get the whole family involved with this simple science experiment that is a fun and exciting way to combine Halloween and science.
3rd grade
Science
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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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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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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 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 cookies or s'mores!
3rd grade
Science
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Halloween Rock Painting
Halloween Rock Painting
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Halloween Rock Painting
Reinforce your child’s foundational math skills while creating small works of seasonal art with this creative Halloween rock painting activity!
3rd grade
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A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
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A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
Children take inspiration from Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to write their own blog listicle on a topic of their choosing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Test Kitchen: Spoons
Test Kitchen: Spoons
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Test Kitchen: Spoons
In this activity, students will think about the form and function of household objects as they compare and contrast kitchen serving spoons of various sizes and designs.
3rd grade
Science
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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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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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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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Be Present with Mindful Movement
Be Present with Mindful Movement
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Be Present with Mindful Movement
A great way to cultivate awareness, focus and attention in the present is through movement. Mindful movement can also decrease stress and anxiety and increase calm.
3rd grade
Social emotional
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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
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Parts of Speech Fall Scavenger Hunt
In this parts of speech fall scavenger hunt, kids will search for all the hidden leaves, sort them into parts of speech categories, and then practice creating their own sentences using the words they find. 
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Third Grade 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.