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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Horse chestnuts are inedible, but British children found a fun use for them around the 1840s by turning them into a game called Conkers.
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Bake domino cookies and spark your child's interest in traditional games. This baking activity is great for 5th-6th grade children.
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Kids conduct a simple birdseed experiment to figure out what kinds of birds live nearby in this fun science activity.
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Transform ordinary metal paper clips into wearable jewelry by adding beads and linking the clips together.
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Help your child get creative and collect leaves of various sizes and textures that she can use to make animal art.
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Introduce your kid to cooking basics as you make shepherd's pie: a traditional Irish dish thanks to the trusty potato!
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A great recipe for a Cinco de Mayo party or any fiesta, any time of the year!
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Introduce your fifth grader to the irresistible fun of string art with this letter project!
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The elegance of a glitter vase will rival the flowers inside it! Help your child craft this artsy gift as a special gift for a loved one.
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Help your child create a piece of spring art by shaking up the traditional silhouette art form with a colorful collage background and vibrant spring color.
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Put a flavorful twist on a classic dish, and make tortilla lasagna! All your favorite ingredients from traditional Mexican food will go into this creation.
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These 3-D snow globe cookies look amazing on any table and will gets kids excited about the upcoming holiday season!
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Does your child love sushi? How about creating something a little different with these avocado sushi bites that have a little cucumber too!
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Help your fifth grader create an art card that celebrates the enduring values of Passover.
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For some good "green" fun, pull out your blender. A spinach smoothie?! You better believe it! And kids will not only slurp it up, they"ll beg for seconds.
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This Labor Day, encourage your child to start thinking about jobs she'd like to learn more about and might consider for her future career.
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Get your creative kid into tasseography! The ancient art of reading tea leaves gets a modern update in this simplified version for youthful fortune tellers!
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Help your kid pack her lunch in style with a recycled show box redesigned as a zombie survival kit.
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Your child's journal should be as unique as she is. Help her transform a simple notebook into a personalized piece of art.
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At your next Valentine's Day celebration, your fifth grader can show family and friends she loves them with some fresh, fruity drinks--made from scratch!

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