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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For a fun way to encourage your child to read, try this comprehension technique made to satisfy visual learners.
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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!
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Help your child to make a beautiful Africa mask to help her reinforce important spatial and compositional skills.
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Fish for headlines! This fun and exciting social studies activity is a great way to get your fifth grader reading and understanding newspaper articles.
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For a fun activity that takes the dull out of decimals, show you child how to gain a better understanding of decimals...as dollar amounts!
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Filling out forms can be a great learning experience for kids. Here's how to give your child some FORMal training.
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Increase your child's confidence in interpreting bar graphs and throw a little candy into the mix to sweeten the learning process.
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Is your child an aspiring book critic? Whether it's a novel from Twilight or required school reading, this activity helps him learn a bit about his own mindset.
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Communicating using the written word doesn't have to be tough! It can be as simple and fun as composing a comic strip.
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Be active while learning about American history with this twist on the classic running game "Capture the Flag."
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Help your child get ready for back to school with this fun fifth grade activity, which has him creating an "I'm Studying" door sign.
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This Veterans Day or Memorial Day, have your kid put himself in the shoes of a Civil War soldier and write to a loved one.
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Honor the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by interviewing someone in your community who lived it.
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This simple illuminaria can be made for any season or holiday. It's so fun that parents and kids alike will enjoy making a new one for each special holiday!
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Is your fifth grader trying overnight camp this summer? If so, prepare your child for writing a letter home with this activity!
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"CUPS" is a useful tool when helping your student edit a writing piece. Plus, it's an activity you can do together!
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Have your child observe, measure and record the amount of space objects occupy, and you'll have an inside space explorer on your hands in no time!
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Here's a great activity that will bring out the performer in your child!
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Here's a fun at-home activity that will help your child strengthen math skills using high and low temperature data, and become a master temperature tracker!
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Get your fifth grader involved in some earth science by helping her plan and create her very own rock collection.

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