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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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With a clear bottle and a few plastic straws, you can easily make a hummingbird feeder and demonstrate the effects of atmospheric pressure at the same time!
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Follow this Colonial recipe for candied rose petals, and share the sweets with friends, family or classmates.
Fifth Grade
US History
Kids learn about pointillism as they make their own self-portrait in the style of famed American artist Chuck Close.
Fifth Grade
Painting & Drawing
In this cooler-than-average writing activity, your child uses paint chips and words to write a story!
Fifth Grade
Composition
Grow borax crystals and get your child excited about Earth science with this crafty science experiment.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Get these story starters for kids to help develop their writing skills. These story starters will spark the inner writer, and show kids that writing can be fun! From writing a summer memory book, to creating an animal folk tale, to making a comic strip, these activities are sure to inspire the imagination and help your child put pen to paper. You can download them one at a time or all at once.
Fifth Grade
Building Sentences
To help keep summer memories alive, have your fifth grader utilize his writing skills to create a summer book keepsake!
Fifth Grade
Composition
Turn the common time killer of constructing paper airplanes into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight with this fun science activity.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Here's an interactive, fast-paced game that will make your fifth grader feel more comfortable with simple equations.
Fifth Grade
Algebra & Functions
Your child can turn cookie dough into a big pile of colorful painted fall leaves ready for eating!
Fifth Grade
Desserts
Is your fifth grader trying overnight camp this summer?  If so, prepare your child for writing a letter home with this activity!
Fifth Grade
Composition
Light up the night by making this silhouette candle holder. The silhouettes may cause a bit of a fright, but they'll also help you avoid the monsters.
Fifth Grade
Recycled Crafts

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