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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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This entertaining magic trick will 'trick' kids into using math skill to impress their friends!
Fifth Grade
Addition
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.
Fifth Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Here's an experiment that will have your child experimenting with cake ingredients to learn about the chemical reactions that happen when a cake's in the oven.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Experiment with buoyancy to learn how a submarine rises and sinks in this classic science experiment.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
Based on the concept of water's 'freezing point,' this activity entails the lowering of water's freezing point to chill ice cream!
Fifth Grade
Desserts
This experiment uses a yeast solution, liquid detergent, and hydrogen peroxide to produce an exciting reaction like no other!
Fifth Grade
Physical Science
In this activity, your child will learn how to make a drop spindle with a handy vegetable.
Fifth Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Travel to ancient Mesopotamia with your kids by carving your own unique cuneiform cylinder seals.
Fifth Grade
Construction & Sculpture
Firefly flash tag is a great way to get your kids outdoors and running around during the dog days (or nights) of summer.
Fifth Grade
Games
Make environmentally friendly, chemical-free toothpaste using one of the most common, inexpensive pantry staples in the American kitchen: baking soda.
Fifth Grade
Measurement
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.
Fifth Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Learn how to make marbleized paper with simple everyday ingredients in this fun activity! Your child will learn about oil and water while doing this project.
Fifth Grade
Paper & Glue Crafts
Here's an activity that will get your child's attention with a back-to-school shopping spree. He'll use decimal skills to add, subtract, multiply, and divide!
Fifth Grade
Decimals
Dive into U.S. colonial history by making a simple bottle gourd water cooler, crafted by colonists of Roanoke Island in the 16th century.
Fifth Grade
US History
Science isn't ho hum anymore when it involves building catapults to teach your fifth grader about projectile motion.
Fifth Grade
Physical Science

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