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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Invite your fifth grader to design a fleet of miniature paddle boats to race in the family bathtub.
Fifth Grade
Construction & Sculpture
This fun art activity gets your child to create background and foreground elements, building his art skills and creative development.
Fifth Grade
Painting & Drawing
Help your fifth grader execute this experiment involving a lit candle (submerged in water!) to show him the wonders of heat energy transference.
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Physical Science
Take your fifth grader on a whirlwind tour of the world with these activities that explore the history and cultures of some seriously awesome countries.
Fifth Grade
Partner with your pint-sized sous chef to create these colorful concoctions!
Fifth Grade
Valentine's Day
Try a fun painting activity this Valentine's Day with your child. He can design abstract art and learn about color theory in an easy way!
Fifth Grade
Painting & Drawing
In this plant habitats activity, children play the role of an ecologist and take surveys of different areas to discover the best habitat for dandelions.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
In this arts and crafts activity, you and your child will create colorful three-dimensional artwork using scrunched-up fabric pieces.
Fifth Grade
Fabric Projects
Your child can make her own Mexican tin art mirror with cardboard, a mirror, and an aluminum pan.
Fifth Grade
Recycled Crafts
Illustrate the importance of bicycle safety in this simple 5th grade science experiment. All you need to start are an egg, a Styrofoam ball, and rubber bands.
Fifth Grade
Create a tornado vortex in your kitchen in this 5th grade science experiment. All you need are two plastic bottles, duct tape, and a metal washer to begin.
Fifth Grade
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!
Fifth Grade
Does your child love sushi? How about creating something a little different with these avocado sushi bites that have a little cucumber too!
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