Learning new words doesn’t have to be difficult! Today we are sharing 9 vocabulary activities for third graders that are so much fun and a great way to improve speech.
We are sure that after a few activities, your 3rd grade students will find their favorite way to learn new words and start improving their speaking and reading skills in no time.
Engaging Activities For Vocabulary Practice
There are funner ways to help kids increase their vocabulary list and what the word means without repeating word lists over and over!
Learning new vocabulary words is a primordial part of improving kids’ reading comprehension skills, and speaking and listening skills. There are many different ways to do it, but the important thing is to remember there’s no ‘best way’!
These fun activities we are sharing are a great choice for parents with 3rd graders at home or a 3rd grade primary teacher looking for more vocabulary practice activities for their reading curriculum. We have everything, from printable activities and vocabulary cards to reading games and fill in the blank sentences.
Let’s get started!
1. Fun & Free Day of the Dead Sight Word Vocabulary Worksheets
Celebrate Day of the Dead holiday traditions while strengthening students’ vocabulary with these Dia de los Muertos sight word worksheets. Through a word bank, they’ll have such a rich vocabulary at the end of the class!
2. Fill in the Blanks Vocabulary Worksheet
Here is a fun way to practice student-friendly definitions, perfect for creating a great story or simply learning exciting, interesting words too. From All Kids Network.
3. Academic vocabulary words for 3rd graders
These academic vocabulary words for third graders are used often, across all subjects. This will help third graders have a better vocabulary and can better understand what they read and hear! From Great Schools.
4. Building Vocabulary Activities in A 3rd Grade Classroom
Try these activities to learn root words, new words, and build vocabulary in a way that is fun to set up and engaging for students. From Glitter in Third.
5. Engaging Vocabulary Review Ideas
Here are some ideas to help children build vocabulary. Many of these vocabulary activities are collaborative and would work best with student partners or groups. From Sweet Tooth Teaching.
6. 10 Games to Play with any Vocabulary Word
Students will remember more when they are having fun! Here are ten different games that are super simple and can be played with any list of words. From Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher.
7. Vocabulary Games for Any Word List
Vocabulary games are a great way to engage students and give them some unique practice using and exploring their vocabulary words. Try these 5 games from Cierra Harris Teaching.
8. Editable vocabulary game
Looking for a meaningful vocabulary game to help your learners master those words? Try this game! The first to end, wins! From The Measured Mom.
9. Muffin Tin Reading Game
A simple muffin tin can be the base for a variety of literacy games, like learning spelling patterns, sight words, and more. From Growing Book by Book.
WANT MORE READING AND WRITING PRACTICE?
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- Don’t go without downloading these rainbow sight words for kindergarten.
Which vocabulary activity is your kid going to try first?