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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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Teach your child some scientific basics as you explore the densities of various liquids in this fun experiment.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Travel to ancient Mesopotamia with your kids by carving your own unique cuneiform cylinder seals.
Fifth Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Frisbee golf is a game that incorporates the rules of golf with the fun of frisbee. Here's how to get started with your child:
Fifth Grade
Group Games
Explore the math concept of probability with your fifth grader on 'lucky' St. Patrick's day this year!
Fifth Grade
Probability & Statistics
Get your fifth grader involved in some earth science by helping her plan and create her very own rock collection.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Turn the common time killer of constructing paper airplanes into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight with this fun science activity.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
If your kid looks like she needs a break from homework or something to work on during commercials, show her how to make a necklace of paper beads!
Fifth Grade
Beads & Jewelry
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
Here's an activity that will get your child's attention with a back-to-school shopping spree. He'll use decimal skills to add, subtract, multiply, and divide!
Fifth Grade
Decimals
In this version of the classic card game, students will gain an understanding of equivalents and may not even realize it's a math review!
Fifth Grade
Decimals
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
Some fossils have been been preserved for billions of years! Help your kid understand how fossils are created and preserved with this crafty project.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Help your child understand surface tension by showing her how she can create a 'skin' on top of water.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science

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