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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Your child can be Santa's Helper this year by making a Christmas card and a paper poinsettia for someone in her life who may get overlooked this year.
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Skip store-bought jewelry and show your stylish kid how to make her own beaded bracelets.
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Challenge your child with this exciting 2D to 3D project using a sheet of construction paper, oil pastels, and scissors.
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Encourage your child to explore color and its mood-altering effects by creating his own self portrait using only warm or cool colors.
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Frog cupcakes make the perfect treat for kids who love their amphibians.
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Your child can create a string wrapped headband to hold her hair back during the hot summer. Plus, it will re-purpose left over bits of string and thread!
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Let your fifth grader get in touch with this inner chef by making these delicious no-bake nanaimo bars--named after a city in Canada.
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Cook Halloween pasta on All Hallows' Eve. This green pasta with toothy almonds is a super scary and tasty dinner for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.
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Here's an activity that has your teenager or child upcycling empty cereal boxes to create a handy, one-of-a-kind notebook holder to keep her space organized.
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Surprise your child by taking the apple cider from the fridge and transforming it into a wonderful treat!
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Help your child visualize her goals for the new year by creating a self-portrait that represents all of the amazing things she has done and hopes to do.
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Romantic idioms are colorful and sometimes confusing phrases about love. Make a book of romantic idioms with this activity.
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Big hoop earrings are popular and it√Ęs no wonder why; they are light, airy and tons of fun! Help your child make a pair of hoop earrings that is all her own.
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Whip up an extra special treat for your hungry chef with these simple and creative brownie waffles!
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Here's a black fuzzy spider that's sure to cause a silly fright! This eight-legged creepy crawler is sure to surprise anyone looking for a treat.
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In Japan, ozoni is one of the main dishes eaten on New Year's Day. Here's how to make this delicious traditional dish with your child.
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Show your fifth grader how fun and fashionable recycling can be! Guide her in making her own wallet by fusing together old plastic bags with an iron.
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Add a creative and personal touch to graduation gifts with this clever character clip that's perfect for securing cards to gift boxes.
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Craft this leprechaun hat-covered jar, brimming with St. Patrick's Day charm!
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Retablos are a kind of Latin American folk art that blend personal and spiritual themes. Have your child create her own version of retablo artwork.

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