Looking for some fun ways to engage your child at home while building academic skills? Try these learning games and activities for 3rd graders!

Fun learning games and activities for 3rd graders

  1. Crazy captions

    This simple but fun activity builds reading and writing skills.

  2. Microscope discovery

    With an inexpensive microscope as your tool, you can help your child reinforces the skills of observation and prediction, important tools in building science skills.

  3. Create a scroll

    By making an Egyptian scroll, your third grader will learn about creating narratives in art and text.

  4. Play a matching game

    This game will reinforce your child’s recognition of spelling patterns and different spellings for words that sound the same.

  5. Writing letters

    Third-grade students love writing letters and getting letters back. And writing friendly or request letters builds language skills.

  6. Power reading talk

    Don’t underestimate the power of talking to your child about what he is reading by asking questions and engaging in conversation. This activity helps to build reading skills.

  7. Water glass music

    With this fun and simple activity, your child can practice playing a familiar tune, and might even create his own song.

  8. Family fitness

    Try these activities together to build an awareness of the importance of exercise.

  9. Follow a recipe

    This activity provides real-life practice in reading directions, sequencing and measuring.

  10. Identify that state

    This game will help your third grader locate states on a map and build social studies skills.

  11. Make a self-portrait

    Making a self-portrait is an engaging art project for third graders.

  12. Develop a mental image

    Have your child make a mental image of a passage that has been read aloud.

  13. Weather graph

    Have your child observe the weather for a week or more and make a bar graph of the results.

  14. Jumping raisins

    In this activity your child makes predictions about what will happen when he puts some raisins in water, others in soda water, and observes what happens.

  15. Act out a script

    This activity will help your child have fun, increase reading fluency and expression, and get the whole family involved.

  16. Make a pop-up book

    This book is fun to make and will encourage your child’s writing and artistic skills.

  17. Make a reading tree

    Have your child keep track of the books she reads by having her write them on a reading tree.

  18. Plant parts salad

    Make a healthy salad with your child out of plant parts.

  19. Describe an object

    In this activity your child writes about an object in detail.

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Updated: April 23, 2020