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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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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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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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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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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Horse chestnuts are inedible, but British children found a fun use for them around the 1840s by turning them into a game called Conkers.
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Help your fifth grader create an art card that celebrates the enduring values of Passover.
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Celebrate the holidays by making farolitos, paper lanterns with elaborate designs and historical roots.
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Retablos are a kind of Latin American folk art that blend personal and spiritual themes. Have your child create her own version of retablo artwork.
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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos by baking pan de muerto. In this 5th-6th grade activity, your child will explore another culture while learning about baking.

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