Fifth Grade Activities

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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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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.
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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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Sending Kindness
Sending Kindness
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Sending Kindness
In this activity students first send kindness to themselves and then they send it to others.
5th grade
Social emotional
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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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Create a Santa Face with Fruit
Create a Santa Face with Fruit
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Create a Santa Face with Fruit
Turn snack time into a healthy ho-ho-holiday activity! Make a face that looks like a cartoon Santa using fruits. It will be a fun activity that will get your family in the holiday spirit, and spice up your snack time with healthy treats.
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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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Make a Healthy Snowman Breakfast
Make a Healthy Snowman Breakfast
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Make a Healthy Snowman Breakfast
Wake up and create a fun, healthy snowman with your learner! As a family, create a snowman on your plate with yogurt, add some snowman accessories, and design a snowy environment.
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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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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Thanksgiving dinner can be filled with fun and memorable interactions between family members. This holiday, why not memorialize some of those details and events with a family poem? You can create a lasting memory in the form of a poem with contributions f
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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
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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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Build Mini-Penguin Appetizers
Build Mini-Penguin Appetizers
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Build Mini-Penguin Appetizers
Encourage your child to help make dinner special this holiday season! If your child is loves to help in the kitchen, this is a great activity. They will build mini-penguins to enjoy while waiting for dinner!
5th grade
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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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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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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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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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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?
5th grade
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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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I Can Lead the Way
I Can Lead the Way
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I Can Lead the Way
Leadership is a word that can hold many meanings. In this activity, your child will define the word "leadership," learn more about a leader they admire, and reflect on their leadership. Finally, your child will reflect on how they too are a leader!
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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.
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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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Seeing the Beauty in Small and Big Things
Seeing the Beauty in Small and Big Things
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Seeing the Beauty in Small and Big Things
Your child will reflect on the term "beauty" and the things they are grateful for. They will read the book All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon and reflect on how focusing on the small and big things of beauty around them can benefit themselves and others.
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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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.