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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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What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
An easy afternoon craft, this reusable heating compress is just the thing for warming cold limbs on chilly winter days.
Fifth Grade
Fabric Projects
Students usually study for spelling tests by looking over the words and spelling them out loud. Here's a spelling game that gets the whole family involved!
Fifth Grade
Spelling
Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
In this activity, your kid will watch coal turn into crystals right before her very eyes, and learn some science along the way!
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Light up the night by making this silhouette candle holder. The silhouettes may cause a bit of a fright, but they'll also help you avoid the monsters.
Fifth Grade
Recycled Crafts
Dive into U.S. colonial history by making a simple bottle gourd water cooler, crafted by colonists of Roanoke Island in the 16th century.
Fifth Grade
US History
Help your child understand surface tension by showing her how she can create a 'skin' on top of water.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Explore the math concept of probability with your fifth grader on 'lucky' St. Patrick's day this year!
Fifth Grade
Probability & Statistics
Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens.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
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
Take physics learning outdoors with these epic experiments about motion, gravity, friction and other forces of physics.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Here is a nifty science experiment using Epsom salts to make 'frost' appear on a piece of glass.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Get your kids in the kitchen this Fourth of July and celebrate the holiday with some delicious and nutritious kid-friendly recipes!
Fifth Grade
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