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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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Turn any sunny summer day into a fun and special occasion by having a watermelon seed spitting contest!
Fifth Grade
Measurement
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
Get these story starters for kids to help develop their writing skills. These story starters will spark the inner writer, and show kids that writing can be fun! From writing a summer memory book, to creating an animal folk tale, to making a comic strip, these activities are sure to inspire the imagination and help your child put pen to paper. You can download them one at a time or all at once.
Fifth Grade
Building Sentences
Use recycled wrapping paper and an empty bottle to make this beautiful vase for a great indoor activity when it's cold outside.
Fifth Grade
Recycled Crafts
Craft this leprechaun hat-covered jar, brimming with St. Patrick's Day charm!
Fifth Grade
Fabric Projects
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
Pair a planetarium visit with this fun art project that mimics the look of far-off galaxies.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
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
What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
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
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
Follow this Colonial recipe for candied rose petals, and share the sweets with friends, family or classmates.
Fifth Grade
US History
Your growing child will reflect on her identity and express herself with this fun and artistic photo project.
Fifth Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
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
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

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