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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
Frisbee golf is a game that incorporates the rules of golf with the fun of frisbee. Here's how to get started with your child:
Fifth Grade
Group Games
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
Here's a fun activity that will have your child researching, collecting, and charting plant specimens from the neighborhood.
Fifth Grade
Life Science
This Pysanky egg-decorating activity is perfect for young artists. Bring a little color and creativity to any holiday with this traditional Ukrainian craft.
Fifth Grade
Painting & Drawing
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
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
Pair a planetarium visit with this fun art project that mimics the look of far-off galaxies.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Students usually study for spelling tests by looking over the words and spelling them out loud. Here's a spelling game that gets the whole family involved!
Fifth Grade
Spelling
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
Get your hands on a concoction that breaks the rules about what's a solid and what's a liquid.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
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
Here's an adverb acting game that will have your child hungrily, unceasingly, enthusiastically learning!
Fifth Grade
Vocabulary
In this activity, your child will make her own 'quicksand' to better understand how a substance can be both fluid and solid at the same time.
Fifth Grade
Earth & Space Science

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