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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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With a clear bottle and a few plastic straws, you can easily make a hummingbird feeder and demonstrate the effects of atmospheric pressure at the same time!
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
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
Firefly flash tag is a great way to get your kids outdoors and running around during the dog days (or nights) of summer.
Fifth Grade
Games
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
In this cooler-than-average writing activity, your child uses paint chips and words to write a story!
Fifth Grade
Composition
If you're looking for just the right dessert to serve with your Easter dinner, try your hand at an Easter Bunny cake.
Fifth Grade
Desserts
Try this winter-themed arts and crafts activity for fifth graders: make colorful woolly pompoms! All you need is yarn and stiff cardboard to get started.
Fifth Grade
Construction & Sculpture
To pay tribute to the ancient Mexican art of mosaics, your child can craft a colorful mosaic using old magazines, a paper plate and lots of imagination.
Fifth Grade
Paper & Glue 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
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
Learn how to make marbleized paper with simple everyday ingredients in this fun activity! Your child will learn about oil and water while doing this project.
Fifth Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Is your child missing a friend or family member that's away at college, far from home, or in the hospital? This cute gift box says 'Wish you were here!'
Fifth Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Pair a planetarium visit with this fun art project that mimics the look of far-off galaxies.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Are you looking for a fun game that will keep your child on his toes? Try introducing him to Water Tag.
Fifth Grade
Counting & Numbers

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