Best Apps for Back to School – 3rd Grade


Finding just the right apps for your elementary-age child can be time consuming. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps for 3rd grade can make finding the right app for your child easier. The apps featured focus on a number of important areas, including building language skills, developing reading and comprehension skills, practicing writing skills, improving understanding of geometry and fractions, improving fine-motor skills, following directions, and encouraging creativity.

Sentence Builder

The Sentence Builder App helps students develop word recognition, listening, and sentence skills. It presents words in random order, then asks players to drag the words into place to make the narrated sentence.

Write About This

Write About This offers hundreds of motivating and interesting writing prompts as well as systems to create new prompts, add other content, write and share writing, record and work collaboratively. It is a highly useful and flexible tool for home or classroom to encourage children to write.

Geoboard, by Math Learning Center

Geoboards are familiar tools for elementary and upper grade math teachers. The real-life versions have nails or pegs placed on a grid and students can place colored rubber bands around these points to create geometric shapes and conduct experiments with perimeter, area, and more. This app digitalizes the experience, and adds whole new dimensions to a traditional hands-on math learning tool.

Foldify Zoo- Create, Print, and Fold Paper Animals

Foldify Zoo – Create, Print and Fold Paper Animals! allows users to choose animals, decorate and add details to the patterns, then print, cut and fold them into real three-dimensional models that they can use for toys, decorations and more. Save the animals into your own personal zoo or upload them to the online zoo for everyone to enjoy.

Mad Libs

The printed version of Mad Libs has taken the prize for silliness for decades, and now the fun has gone digital. This app is an electronic version of this family favorite word game. Fill in the blanks with the requested type of word, then get ready to roar at the crazy story that results when your words are inserted into the story you’ve never heard before.