Fifth Grade Activities

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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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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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Create a Christmas Tree with Fruit
Create a Christmas Tree with Fruit
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Create a Christmas Tree with Fruit
One thing the Christmas season is known for making is yummy treats! Cookies, pies, fudges, and cakes are common desserts during Christmas time. If you want to choose a healthier option this holiday season, create a Christmas tree with fruit. It will be a
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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Curiosity vs. Boredom
Curiosity vs. Boredom
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Curiosity vs. Boredom
In this activity, your child will explore the difference between boredom and curiosity in building greater attentiveness and happiness in the present moment.
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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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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Multitasking vs. Mindfulness
Multitasking vs. Mindfulness
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Multitasking vs. Mindfulness
In this activity, your child will experience multitasking, then mindfulness and compare the two in terms of productivity and calmness.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Loveliness in Diversity
Loveliness in Diversity
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Loveliness in Diversity
In this activity, your child will write a poem recognizing and appreciating the beauty inherent in diversity.
5th grade
Social emotional
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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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Create a Christmas Wreath Salad
Create a Christmas Wreath Salad
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Create a Christmas Wreath Salad
Encourage your child to help with dinner preparations this holiday season! You can use this recipe for Christmas dinner or lunch, or for meals leading up to the holiday. This Christmas Wreath Salad recipe is simple enough for preschoolers to fifth graders
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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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Resilience
Resilience
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Resilience
Cultivating resilience is one of the most important ways we can overcome challenges and reach our goals. In this activity, children will explore the concept of resilience and then create a video to explain and teach resilience to others.
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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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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Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
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Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
In this real-world exercise about the Teal Pumpkin Project, your child will create a persuasive poster to spread the word about the project in the hopes of convincing people to offer non-food trinkets this Halloween season.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Adults Can Learn From Kids
Adults Can Learn From Kids
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Adults Can Learn From Kids
In this activity, your child will reflect on how adults can learn from kids. They will watch a TED Talk presented by a 12-year-old girl about the power of young people’s ideas and teachings, and they will generate some of their own unique ideas.
5th grade
Social emotional
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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
Science
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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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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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What Does It Mean to Live in a Global Community?
What Does It Mean to Live in a Global Community?
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What Does It Mean to Live in a Global Community?
Children will deepen their understanding of global citizenship and create a collage that illustrates all of the ways many communities are connected.
5th grade
Social emotional
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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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Call to Action Family Plan
Call to Action Family Plan
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Call to Action Family Plan
What better way to care for the earth than to create a Call to Action plan for the entire family?
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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.