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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Check out this game that provides an enjoyable way of demonstrating how recorded results can be expressed in whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
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Pair a planetarium visit with this fun art project that mimics the look of far-off galaxies.
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Use recycled wrapping paper and an empty bottle to make this beautiful vase for a great indoor activity when it's cold outside.
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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.
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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.
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Would you sign the Mayflower Compact? Read it and see!
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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!
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Turn any sunny summer day into a fun and special occasion by having a watermelon seed spitting contest!
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Send your child on an online hunt where he will practice working with search engines and use his reading comprehension skills to find specific information.
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How to test for acids and bases? In this activity you and your child can make your own indicator from red cabbage!
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This activity will further your child's ability to interpret graphs and let her apply math skills in a real-world situation.
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Work on finding means and medians in this fifth grade math card game.
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For a fun family activity to introduce your child to genetics, have your child go on a search for dominant and recessive family genes!
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Teach your fifth grader the ancient Japanese art of origami with this incredible origami balloon that uses just one piece of paper!
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The next time you and your fifth grader go on a hike, take along this key to figure out which common North American animal left a track along the river bank.
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Here's a fun activity that will have your child deciphering directions for sandwich making, and learning about sequence along the way!
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Make an elegant Mother's Day card to celebrate the love and work in raising kids.
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Does your middle school teenager have good reflexes? Gauge his reaction time in this science and math activity that requires only a yardstick and a friend.
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Show your child how to concoct a simple duo of household ingredients that changes color as acids and bases are added!
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In this science experiment, your child will test the strength of hollow structures in order to understand how strong bird bones really are.

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