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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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Washi Ningyo, otherwise known as Japanese paper dolls, make fantastic bookmarks! Encourage your child to read more with this delightful, origami-inspired doll.
Fifth Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Is your fifth grader trying overnight camp this summer?  If so, prepare your child for writing a letter home with this activity!
Fifth Grade
Composition
Help your child to make a beautiful Africa mask to help her reinforce important spatial and compositional skills.
Fifth Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Help your child get ready for back to school with this fun fifth grade activity, which has him creating an 'I'm Studying' door sign.
Fifth Grade
Construction & Sculpture
How to test for acids and bases? In this activity you and your child can make your own indicator from red cabbage!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Your child can personalize these customizable cookies for friends and family as he makes his own fortune cookies from this fortune cookie recipe.
Fifth Grade
Desserts
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
Be active while learning about American history with this twist on the classic running game 'Capture the Flag.'
Fifth Grade
Group Games
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
Here's an adverb acting game that will have your child hungrily, unceasingly, enthusiastically learning!
Fifth Grade
Vocabulary
Is your child tired of the same old fries with dinner? Invite him to bake up some tasty zucchini fries to accompany the next family meal.
Fifth Grade
Sides
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
Get your hands on a concoction that breaks the rules about what's a solid and what's a liquid.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Forget mass-produced, store bought holiday ornaments. Your fifth grader can usher in the holidays by making his own homemade marbled Christmas balls!
Fifth Grade
Painting & Drawing
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

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