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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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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
Travel to ancient Mesopotamia with your kids by carving your own unique cuneiform cylinder seals.
Fifth Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Help your child to make a beautiful Africa mask to help her reinforce important spatial and compositional skills.
Fifth Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Make environmentally friendly, chemical-free toothpaste using one of the most common, inexpensive pantry staples in the American kitchen: baking soda.
Fifth Grade
Measurement
Help your fifth grader bring the magnificent spirit of Rome to a modern day, personalized clay coin.
Fifth Grade
History
Experiment with buoyancy to learn how a submarine rises and sinks in this classic science experiment.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
In this cooler-than-average writing activity, your child uses paint chips and words to write a story!
Fifth Grade
Composition
By using static electricity generated from their body, a child can cause a small fluorescent lamp bulb to light up!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Here's a fun activity that will have your child researching, collecting, and charting plant specimens from the neighborhood.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
The next time your child decides he needs to press restart on his wardrobe, don't ship his clothes off to Goodwill so fast.
Fifth Grade
Fabric Projects
Your child can turn cookie dough into a big pile of colorful painted fall leaves ready for eating!
Fifth Grade
Desserts
Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Follow this Colonial recipe for candied rose petals, and share the sweets with friends, family or classmates.
Fifth Grade
US History
Show your child how to construct a homemade thermometer. It's hands-on fun and a great way to complement what he's learning about this instrument in school.
Fifth Grade
Environmental Science

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