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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By using static electricity generated from their body, a child can cause a small fluorescent lamp bulb to light up!
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Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens.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!
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This activity will introduce your child to the four different components of blood and give him a fun way to visualize its properties.
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Based on the concept of water's "freezing point," this activity entails the lowering of water's freezing point to chill ice cream!
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Some fossils have been been preserved for billions of years! Help your kid understand how fossils are created and preserved with this crafty project.
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Turn the common time killer of constructing paper airplanes into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight with this fun science activity.
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This simple experiment serves as an introduction to the greenhouse effect.
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Practice math and social studies skills with this fun game based on the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
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Improve critical thinking and logic skills as you compete to win in this fun, educational card game.
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Using simple materials found around your home, you can reinforce the static electricity concept by helping your child build a simple device with zapping power!
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Wondering how to help your child get a handle on prime numbers? Turn her into a prime number hunter with this hundreds chart activity.
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Have your kid try his hand at mood charades. It's a great way to promote social development and hone reading comprehension skills, not to mention tons of fun!
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Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.
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Here's an interactive, fast-paced game that will make your fifth grader feel more comfortable with simple equations.
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Check out this mind-blowing experiment in which a hard-boiled egg will fit through an impossibly small opening with the help of only a few matches!
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With this hands-on activity, you'll show how fall colors are hidden in the leaf all year long!
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Every time a sound is produced it emits a sound wave. This experiment demonstrates how sound travels, using nothing more than a spoon and a string!
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Conduct a simple science experiment to see if flowers from your garden pass the acid-base indicator test with this exciting chemistry activity.
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Be careful what you wish for... Centered around The Monkey's Paw, by W.W. Jacobs, this writing activity encourages your child to consider consequences.
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Show your teen how to live green by transforming old CD cases into drawer dividers and help her get organized in the process.

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