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Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
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Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
In this hands-on design challenge your child will make their very own Rube Goldberg Machine.
5th grade
Science
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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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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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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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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 Recycled Paper
Make Recycled Paper
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Make Recycled Paper
Have fun making recycled paper using scraps of used paper in your home with this hands-on project.
5th grade
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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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Focusing on the Good Each Day
Focusing on the Good Each Day
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Focusing on the Good Each Day
In this activity, your child will design their own Best Self Journal to reflect on ways they have been their best each day.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Live in The Moment With Mindful Walking
Live in The Moment With Mindful Walking
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Live in The Moment With Mindful Walking
Being present is essential for learning, so help your child become more aware of their body and surroundings through an activity called "mindful walking."
5th grade
Social emotional
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Seeing and Understanding Empathy
Seeing and Understanding Empathy
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Seeing and Understanding Empathy
In this activity, your child will watch a video about empathy and practice speaking to someone with empathy. They will also discuss how empathy supports living in a community with others.
5th grade
Social emotional
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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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Take Action Like Greta
Take Action Like Greta
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Take Action Like Greta
This activity is a great way to engage learners in Earth Day celebrations while cultivating skills around nonfiction comprehension and research writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Consumption to Consumerism
Consumption to Consumerism
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Consumption to Consumerism
Understanding how to make positive choices about where to put our money and time is a valuable lesson us all! Children strengthen their responsible decision-making skills by learning about consumerism and its effects on society and the environment.
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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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Food Conservation
Food Conservation
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Food Conservation
Children will learn about food waste and conservation, create a poster that lets others know about the importance of food conservation, and make a plan to waste less food and consume with mindfulness.
5th grade
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Role Models of Perseverance
Role Models of Perseverance
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Role Models of Perseverance
In this activity, your child will reflect on one role model in their life or research one historical figure that has displayed perseverance. Then, they will create a slideshow presentation or poster that defines and illustrates perseverance.
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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Acts of Kindness for the Earth
Acts of Kindness for the Earth
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Acts of Kindness for the Earth
Children will reflect on the importance of performing acts of kindness for the Earth, hear a story about easy ways they can care for the Earth, and set goals to conserve more in their everyday lives.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Tournament of Books
Tournament of Books
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Tournament of Books
Merge the excitement of basketball tournaments with students’ excitement about books! This activity gives kids a chance to read and form opinions about the books.
5th grade
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Building Brick Challenge: Find the Perfect Fit
Building Brick Challenge: Find the Perfect Fit
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Building Brick Challenge: Find the Perfect Fit
This tricky building block challenge asks your learner to think creatively. They will work on their divergent thinking skills as they try to fill up an index card perfectly with building bricks.
5th grade
Science
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Building Brick Challenge: Build the Eiffel Tower
Building Brick Challenge: Build the Eiffel Tower
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Building Brick Challenge: Build the Eiffel Tower
In this activity, children will work on their mathematics and engineering skills as they attempt to recreate the Eiffel Tower out of building blocks!
5th grade
Science
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Seeing Things From Another Angle
Seeing Things From Another Angle
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Seeing Things From Another Angle
In this activity, your child will practice taking on the perspective of others and will generate ideas for conflict resolution at home.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Find Your Feelings
Find Your Feelings
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Find Your Feelings
In this social emotional learning activity, you will help your child practice mindfulness of emotions, guiding them to create a word search to understand and explain feeling words.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Resolving Conflicts
Resolving Conflicts
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Resolving Conflicts
In this social emotional learning activity, your child will participate in a mindfulness exercise focused on forgiveness. Then, they'll craft a Peace and Harmony Fidget Spinner to cultivate calmness.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Break Through Assumptions
Break Through Assumptions
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Break Through Assumptions
Judgements assumptions about others can cause disconnect in relationships and communities. In this social emotional learning activity, kids will explore how to break through assumptions and create a colorful bracelet that represents unity.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Fifth Grade 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.