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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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Inspired by Charles Kaufman's crushed can art, this activity lets kids make their own unique works of art using, you guessed it, crushed cans and paint!
Fifth Grade
Recycled Crafts
Your middle school child will reflect on her identity and express herself with this fun and artistic photo project.
Fifth Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
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
Take physics learning outdoors with these epic experiments about motion, gravity, friction and other forces of physics.
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
Mains
Kids learn about pointillism as they make their own self-portrait in the style of famed American artist Chuck Close.
Fifth Grade
Painting & Drawing
This experiment that explores water and air pressure will amaze your fifth grader as it appears that a single card is holding water in an upside-down glass.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Help your fifth grader bring the magnificent spirit of Rome to a modern day, personalized clay coin.
Fifth Grade
History
Wondering how to help your child get a handle on prime numbers? Turn her into a prime number hunter with this hundreds chart activity.
Fifth Grade
Algebra & Functions
This entertaining magic trick will 'trick' kids into using math skill to impress their friends!
Fifth Grade
Addition
Here is a nifty science experiment using Epsom salts to make 'frost' appear on a piece of glass.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
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
This simple illuminaria can be made for any season or holiday. It's so fun that parents and kids alike will enjoy making a new one for each special holiday!
Fifth Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts

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