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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Inspired by Charles Kaufman's crushed can art, this activity lets kids make their own unique works of art using, you guessed it, crushed cans and paint!
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Make environmentally friendly, chemical-free toothpaste using one of the most common, inexpensive pantry staples in the American kitchen: baking soda.
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Challenge your kid to use his knowledge about percentages in this fun game. Just roll the dice and race to calculate the percentage.
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To help keep summer memories alive, have your fifth grader utilize his writing skills to create a summer book keepsake!
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Here's a fun, geometric puzzle activity that will capture your child's interest and strengthen his number awareness and graphing skills.
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There are hundreds of properties in rocks which you can describe, so get your geology goggles on and get ready to rock your child's science skills.
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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!"
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This fun and easy quiz show game will help your fifth grader memorize and study vocabulary from his math, science, social studies, and language arts classes!
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This Mother's Day, mix in some fifth grade science learning to create this fabulous fudge!
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This activity with add some fun and education to long car trips. Perfect for family vacations!
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What happens when an already creepy castle becomes personified with facial features? It becomes super-creepy!
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When you're studying the Mayflower, numbers can be an important part of the history...and a great chance to practice elementary math!
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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:
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Want a word game to play? How about just a fun way to spend the afternoon? Get creative thinking going and have fun with vocabulary!
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Here's a fun activity to show your child how to use prefixes and root words to "root out" the meaning of a word!
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Make your very own fortune cookies from paper and share good fortunes with family and friends.
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Here is a quick experiment you can conduct at the playground to introduce or reinforce the concept of Newton's First Law, The Law of Inertia.
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Your child can personalize these customizable cookies for friends and family as he makes his own fortune cookies from this fortune cookie recipe.
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Want to help make studying the nervous system a little more fun? This thinking cap is a great way to learn external human brain anatomy.
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Here are three activities you can do at home and around town to bring algebra into your daily lives.

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