Rising 3rd Grade Summer Learning


For about 30 minutes each day.

Themed Books and Activities for Summer Reading and Learning

The Scholastic Summer Packet can be found HERE.

Summer Reading Recommendation List can be found HERE.

R.E.A.D. Books with Your Child

  • R – Remember to mention the title, author, and illustrator.
  • E- Explain confusing words and concepts.
  • A – Ask your child questions about the story.
  • D- Discuss the Story during and after reading.



Keep a journal and continue to write over the summer:

Write about something they have done

Make up stories and write books

Write a how-to cook, teaching someone how to do something

Write posters to help change the world!


Flash cards, Board games, card games, and dice games

  • Practice all single-digit addition facts and related subtraction facts.
  • Build sets of equal sized groups or rows to explore multiplication (ex. Understanding 3 times 5 as the same as 3 groups or rows of 5)
  • Measure objects.
  • Explore fractions by cutting basic shapes into equal-sized pieces
  • Build and draw 2-dimensional shapes with a given number of sides or angles

Math Books:

  • Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander
  • The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
  • Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy
  • Math for All Seasons by Greg Tang

Games To Play: (You will need a regular deck of cards)

1. Compare- Addition and Subtraction

Pass out all the cards to players. Each player flips over two cards. Add or subtract the two numbers showing. Players compare their values and the person with the higher value wins all four cards.

2. Close to 100

Deal 6 cards to each player. Use any 4 of your cards to make two 2- digit numbers. (Aces = 1; Jacks, Queens, & Kings = WILD cards, stand for any digit 0-9) Try to make a combination that when added is close to or exactly 100.

5              4              3              A              8               3

You combine 48 and 53 to make 101. Your score is 1 since the difference between 101 and 100 is 1. You make a recording sheet in your journal like this,

Round 1: 48 + 53 = 101 Score 1

Put the cards you used in the discard pile. Keep the other two for the next round. Pick up four more cards and play 5 rounds. Add the score to each round. The lowest score after 5 rounds wins.

Dice Games


Keep your child connected to and aware of God’s love. Click HERE for faith formation aids.

FREE Children’s Bible Online

  • The Bible stories are beautifully illustrated AND it reads the story for your little one
  • This Children’s Bible also includes pictures, games, coloring pages and more!

Recommended books:

  • Read-Aloud Bible Stories Volume 1 by Ella K. Lindvall and H. Kent Puckett
  • Psalms for Young Children by Marie-Helene Delval
  • Book of Saints by Amy Welborn

The Story of Mary with coloring pages. This resource is great for you to open up the Bible with your child and they can color in the picture as you read the story. And there is a mini prayer at the bottom of each page for you to pray with your child.

Creative Ways to Pray the Rosary. This is a great way to help keep your child’s attention while you are praying the rosary together… Some other techniques I would recommend are:

Make a Rosary! This can be done with beads, knots on a string, or you and your child can come up with something creative.