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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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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
Here's an experiment that will have your child experimenting with cake ingredients to learn about the chemical reactions that happen when a cake's in the oven.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Try turning the evening ritual of asking about your kid's school day into a challenging game that consists of twenty questions.
Fifth Grade
Group Games
Your child can create a cute basket out of felt to collect her Valentine's Day treats in or give as a gift!
Fifth Grade
Fabric Projects
What happens when an already creepy castle becomes personified with facial features? It becomes super-creepy!
Fifth Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Help your child understand surface tension by showing her how she can create a 'skin' on top of water.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
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.
Fifth Grade
Comprehension
Explore the math concept of probability with your fifth grader on 'lucky' St. Patrick's day this year!
Fifth Grade
Probability & Statistics
By using static electricity generated from their body, a child can cause a small fluorescent lamp bulb to light up!
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Physical Science
The next time your child decides he needs to press restart on his wardrobe, don't ship his clothes off to Goodwill so fast.
Fifth Grade
Fabric Projects
Are you looking for a fun game that will keep your child on his toes? Try introducing him to Water Tag.
Fifth Grade
Counting & Numbers
Show your child how to construct a homemade thermometer. It's hands-on fun and a great way to complement what he's learning about this instrument in school.
Fifth Grade
Environmental Science
Conduct a simple science experiment to see if flowers from your garden pass the acid-base indicator test with this exciting chemistry activity.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science

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