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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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In this cooler-than-average writing activity, your child uses paint chips and words to write a story!
Fifth Grade
Composition
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
Frisbee golf is a game that incorporates the rules of golf with the fun of frisbee. Here's how to get started with your child:
Fifth Grade
Group Games
Teach your child some scientific basics as you explore the densities of various liquids in this fun experiment.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens. Have your kid make his own quill pen and put his penmanship to the test!
Fifth Grade
US History
An easy afternoon craft, this reusable heating compress is just the thing for warming cold limbs on chilly winter days.
Fifth Grade
Fabric Projects
Kids learn about pointillism as they make their own self-portrait in the style of famed American artist Chuck Close.
Fifth Grade
Painting & Drawing
If your kid looks like she needs a break from homework or something to work on during commercials, show her how to make a necklace of paper beads!
Fifth Grade
Beads & Jewelry
Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Your child can turn cookie dough into a big pile of colorful painted fall leaves ready for eating!
Fifth Grade
Desserts
Practice math and social studies skills with this fun game based on the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
Fifth Grade
US History
Take physics learning outdoors with these epic experiments about motion, gravity, friction and other forces of physics.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science

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