Fifth Grade Activities

Fifth graders can be tough customers when it comes to extracurricular learning, but you're sure to find something to accommodate just about any preference among our collection of fifth grade activities. Whether you have a kid who needs to play catch-up in a few areas or you're dealing with a more advanced learner, you'll find plenty of ideas that suit your needs right here. Check out these activities and try out a few to keep your kid engaged and learning.

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Here's an experiment that will have your child experimenting with cake ingredients to learn about the chemical reactions that happen when a cake's in the oven.
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In this activity, your child will make her own "quicksand" to better understand how a substance can be both fluid and solid at the same time.
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This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!
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Teach your child some scientific basics as you explore the densities of various liquids in this fun experiment.
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Want to ensure that your child's math knowledge stays sharp? This mean, median, and mode game is the perfect way to reinforce these essential math concepts.
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Check out this dice game perfect for teaching your savvy kid the fundamentals of probability.
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In this activity, your kid will watch coal turn into crystals right before her very eyes, and learn some science along the way!
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Simplify fractions with your child in this fast-paced math card game.
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In this version of the classic card game, students will gain an understanding of equivalents and may not even realize it's a math review!
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Grow borax crystals and get your child excited about Earth science with this crafty science experiment.
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Try a new approach to working with variables and equations by playing this tic-tac-toe game with your math student.
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In this activity, you'll not only make your own bouncy balls at home, but your child will also learn how polymers are made.
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Here's an adverb acting game that will have your child hungrily, unceasingly, enthusiastically learning!
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The human knot game is a perfect team-building exercise and a fun activity that's sure to bring lots of laughs along the way.
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Show your child how to construct a homemade thermometer. It's hands-on fun and a great way to complement what he's learning about this instrument in school.
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Help your child understand surface tension by showing her how she can create a "skin" on top of water.
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Believe it or not, the common spud has enough electrochemical energy to power a small digital clock. Show your sixth grader how!
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Want to play publisher for a day? Become a book jacket illustrator for this creative and fun project.
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Students usually study for spelling tests by looking over the words and spelling them out loud. Here's a spelling game that gets the whole family involved!
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Help your fifth grader execute this experiment involving a lit candle (submerged in water!) to show him the wonders of heat energy transference.

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