Fifth Grade Fall Activities

Is your fifth grader ready for fall? Help get your kid excited about the changing of seasons with these unexpected activity ideas. Has your kid ever inquired as to why leaves change colors, or wondered how people in colonial times carried water? Our activities are a great way to find out! We also feature some fabulous recipes that will fit in perfectly at any fall feast. Take a look at our fall activities and find a few that might interest your fifth grader.

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With this hands-on activity, you'll show how fall colors are hidden in the leaf all year long!
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Dive into U.S. colonial history by making a simple bottle gourd water cooler, crafted by colonists of Roanoke Island in the 16th century.
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Your child can turn cookie dough into a big pile of colorful painted fall leaves ready for eating!
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Try this 4th-5th grade arts and crafts activity and learn about the traditions of another culture: make a Dia de los Muertos altar in honor of your loved ones.
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Here's a pumpkin nut bread recipe that makes for a wonderful project on a crisp autumn afternoon.
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Baked rather than fried, these sweet potato fries are a healthier alternative to classic French fries.
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Celebrate autumn by making a beautiful pastel art piece with corn as its theme.
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A package of memory wire and some beads are all that your artist needs to make a bracelet. The challenge will be to come up with a design inspired by autumn.
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Sweet potatoes lend a creamy texture and peppery seasoning gives a spicy kick in this fall hash recipe.
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Halloween is a great opportunity to look around and see faces that are funny, scary, happy and sad.
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Use this simple and versatile sauce in pasta, sandwiches, or atop baked chicken.

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