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Make Art Like Mary Blair
Make Art Like Mary Blair
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Make Art Like Mary Blair
Reinforce your child’s understanding of geometry and 2D shapes while learning about the artist Mary Blair and her amazing contributions to many loved movies, books, and characters throughout her career.
5th grade
Math
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Dance Battle
Dance Battle
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Dance Battle
Encourage the brain-body connection in your child with movement games. This activity will decide who’s got the better moves, throughout the ages of music!
5th grade
Fine arts
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Design and Build a City
Design and Build a City
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Design and Build a City
Challenge your learner to design and build a city of their own in this creative engineering activity.
5th grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Making a Water Slide
Design Challenge: Making a Water Slide
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Design Challenge: Making a Water Slide
Have your child kick off their summer vacation by making a miniature water slide!
5th grade
Science
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Superhero Research Project
Superhero Research Project
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Superhero Research Project
In this activity, your students will research a favorite superhero and discuss which of their powers are real and not real. Your students will be able to complete a simple research chart and graphic organizer.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Design Challenge: Making a Solar Oven
Design Challenge: Making a Solar Oven
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Design Challenge: Making a Solar Oven
In this fun activity, your child will create their very own solar oven to bake s'mores!
5th grade
Science
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Managing Emotions
Managing Emotions
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Managing Emotions
Children learn about mindfulness tools that may support them to manage their emotions. Then they will create their own video to teach others these same mindfulness tools.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Make Peace Rocks
Make Peace Rocks
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Make Peace Rocks
With school, home, and activities in between, life can sometimes feel chaotic to kids. Help your child learn how to stop and relax with handmade peace rocks.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Corn Maze STEM Challenge
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Corn Maze STEM Challenge
Learn all about balance and motion as your child designs a corn maze!
5th grade
Science
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
5th grade
Social studies
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Teach children how to upcycle dried-out markers with this homemade paint-making activity!
5th grade
Fine arts
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Design Challenge: Egg Drop
Design Challenge: Egg Drop
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Design Challenge: Egg Drop
In this activity, your child will be challenged to create a device that protects an egg when it is dropped from a height of about 10 feet.
5th grade
Science
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Build a Tunnel
Build a Tunnel
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Build a Tunnel
In this science and engineering activity, children will explore types of tunnels and their purposes and then design and build a tunnel of their own.
5th grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Inflate a Balloon
Design Challenge: Inflate a Balloon
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Design Challenge: Inflate a Balloon
In this exciting design challenge, your child will use design thinking skills to find a solution that can inflate a balloon.
5th grade
Science
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Design Challenge: Making a Bottle Rocket
Design Challenge: Making a Bottle Rocket
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Design Challenge: Making a Bottle Rocket
In this design challenge, your child will make a bottle rocket using typical household items.
5th grade
Science
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 Animal Racing
Animal Racing
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Animal Racing
Movement activities are crucial for developing minds and bodies. Animal movements, in particular, encourage children to think about their own body mechanics in comparison with animals they may have observed.
5th grade
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Explore Soil Erosion
Explore Soil Erosion
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Explore Soil Erosion
Learners hypothesize about and experiment with soil erosion in this hands-on activity.
5th grade
Science
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Create a Peace Treaty
Create a Peace Treaty
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Create a Peace Treaty
In this activity, students will create a peace treaty as a class and come up with guidelines for how they will manage conflict.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Understanding Clean Water: Make a Filtration System
Understanding Clean Water: Make a Filtration System
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Understanding Clean Water: Make a Filtration System
In this activity, learners will discover how to make a basic water filtration system using common materials found around the house or outside.
5th grade
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Design Challenge: Making a Parachute
Design Challenge: Making a Parachute
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Design Challenge: Making a Parachute
In this design thinking activity, your child will create a parachute for a small toy using typical household items.
5th grade
Science
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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Caring for Plants
Caring for Plants
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Caring for Plants
Encourage your child to take ownership of a plant by creating a care plan and following it over the course of a couple of weeks.
5th grade
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El dia de los muertos (the day of the dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd every year. Other Latin American countries celebrate a variation of the holiday, but it originates in Mexico and is unique to this country. These two days
5th grade
Social studies
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A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
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A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
Children take inspiration from Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to write their own blog listicle on a topic of their choosing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Others Build My Chain of Strengths
Others Build My Chain of Strengths
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Others Build My Chain of Strengths
In this activity, work with your child to build a chain of strengths, highlighting their individual strengths and unique abilities.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Search 5th Grade Hands-on Activities

By the time students reach the fifth grade, they will be able to create many educational and entertaining activities by themselves. The fifth grade activities ideas Education.com provides below, such as making a bouncy ball, keeping a candle burning underwater, and building a homemade thermometer, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to inspiring ingenuity and resourcefulness in the fifth grade classroom.