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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Here's a cheat sheet to help break down words in order to find their meaning.
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Here's a fun activity that will give your child a way to develop his sentences, making them more detailed and interesting.
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Make learning how to calculate surface area easy and fun using this simple hands-on approach.
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Making metric conversions is a difficult concept to master. Get in some extra practice by playing this Tic-Tac-Toe game with your middle school student.
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Show your fifth grade scientist how to create a siphon using two buckets, plastic tubing, and water. Watch her astonishment as the water travels uphill!
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The proportion game combines chance with math skills and is a perfect way for your third grader to become more familiar with equivalent fractions.
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Here is a nifty science experiment using Epsom salts to make "frost" appear on a piece of glass.
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Help your fifth grader bring the magnificent spirit of Rome to a modern day, personalized clay coin.
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Forget mass-produced, store bought holiday ornaments. Your fifth grader can usher in the holidays by making his own homemade marbled Christmas balls!
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Here's an enjoyable at-home activity that gives your child step-by-step practice identifying the important parts of an article and organizing his ideas.
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Here's a simple, fun activity which will save you time and reinforce your child's math skills along the way.
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Does your fifth grader need a study buddy for geometry? Forget about a tutor. Help him make his own geometry dictionary!
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Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
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One way to "trick" your child into getting extra practice with one-step equations is to play a variation of the classic game, tic tac toe.
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Use Martin Luther King, Jr's historical "I Have a Dream Speech" to inspire your child to write down her own dreams.
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What are the rules of your home? Help your fifth grader draft a Family Constitution and even give it an aged look using soaked tea bags.
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Here's a hands-on activity that helps your child understand the concept of "circumference."
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Got a kid who loves fashion? Help her develop her own unique style with this tie-dye project using natural dyes.
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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.
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What happens when colored beams of light mix? You might be surprised.

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