Fifth Grade Social Studies Activities

Fifth Grade Social Studies activities to help show your child the fun side of learning! From easy fifth grade social studies activities to more advanced, we've got you covered!

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Help your fifth grader embrace the roots--literally--of Mother's Day by growing carnations to honor mothers in you family's history.
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This Pysanky egg-decorating activity is perfect for young artists. Bring a little color and creativity to any holiday with this traditional Ukrainian craft.
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How can your child learn about nations during the Olympics? By adopting 5 teams as his own! Here's how.
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Kokeshi dolls have been around since the 17th century, and now your child can recreate a piece of Japanese history and culture right at home.
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Let your child find her place among the politicians, the flyers, the debates and the countless television ads with a slogan and poster of her very own.
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Travel to ancient Mesopotamia with your kids by carving your own unique cuneiform cylinder seals.
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Show your kid how to put a new spin on an old classic with this fun party game.
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Help your high school revive some Renaissance history with art by making a silverpoint sketch. In this activity, make your own stylus and special paper.
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As your fifth grader brainstorms and creates a plan for peace, he will give his creativity and fine motor skills a boost!
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Learn about the beautiful Indian art of Madhubani painting with this fun and creative project.
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Inspire young anthropologists with this 5th grade art project: make patterned pottery in the Anasazi style! All you need are a paper plate and markers to start.
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Follow this Colonial recipe for candied rose petals, and share the sweets with friends, family or classmates.
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In this activity, your child will learn how to make a drop spindle with a handy vegetable.
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Shadow puppets are a traditional form of folk art that originated in ancient China. Help your child create his own puppet and put on a show!
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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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Celebrate our nation's colonial history by making your very own weaving loom!
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To celebrate black history month, use this matching quiz to help your kid demonstrate his knowledge of famous African-Americans.
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Inspire your fifth grader to explore a new culture and determine her New Year's fortune by playing this German wax dripping game.
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Have your kid imagine that she is a TV personality who has been assigned to cover the Olympics.
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Your child can now recreate history by building his very own fortified castle.

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