Fifth Grade Activities

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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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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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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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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.
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Social emotional
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It Takes Skill to Wait
It Takes Skill to Wait
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It Takes Skill to Wait
In this activity, your child will explore techniques that support patience and learn to practice mindfulness when waiting.
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Social emotional
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Living with Integrity
Living with Integrity
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Living with Integrity
In this activity, your child will reflect on and write a story about a person who has embodied integrity and honesty in their life.
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Social emotional
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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.
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The Power of Inquiry
The Power of Inquiry
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The Power of Inquiry
In this activity, your child will use two powerful questions to investigate a thought and the truth behind it. They will write and perform a skit using mindfulness and these important questions.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Still Statues
Still Statues
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Still Statues
In this activity, your child will use mindfulness to practice staying as still as they can. Then, during a freeze dance activity, they will pay attention to the constellation of sensations and feelings throughout parts of their bodies.
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Social emotional
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Perform to Help the Earth
Perform to Help the Earth
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Perform to Help the Earth
In this inspiring activity, children create and perform their very own Reader’s Theater about helping the planet!
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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.
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Listening for Silence at Home
Listening for Silence at Home
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Listening for Silence at Home
In this activity, your child will take a walk outside, listen to the silence in between sounds, and draw what the experience was like for them.
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Social emotional
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Tapping and Hugs for Managing Strong Emotions
Tapping and Hugs for Managing Strong Emotions
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Tapping and Hugs for Managing Strong Emotions
Physical touch through tapping and hugging can be a wonderful way to regulate emotions. In this social emotional learning activity, your child will explore the power of tapping or hugging to help them calm down and relieve feelings of stress or anxiety.
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Social emotional
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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.
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Science
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Healthy Relationships With Each Other and With the Earth
Healthy Relationships With Each Other and With the Earth
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Healthy Relationships With Each Other and With the Earth
The Earth is always providing in so many ways! In this activity, children reflect on how the Earth gives and on their love for the Earth through discussion and letter 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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Sharing Beauty
Sharing Beauty
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Sharing Beauty
Children reflect on ways they have cared for themselves, others, and the Earth before building a garden to share beauty with others in their community.
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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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Mindfulness on the Go: STOP
Mindfulness on the Go: STOP
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Mindfulness on the Go: STOP
Taking a moment to pause, feel our breath, and to notice the things around us can support a heightened sense of focus and can bring kind attention to the present moment and to tasks at-hand. In this activity, your child will practice the STOP method and
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Create a Home Challenge Course
Create a Home Challenge Course
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Create a Home Challenge Course
Staying close to home doesn't mean you can't get moving! Use this fun challenge activity to encourage your child to move their body in new ways while testing their endurance!
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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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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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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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Homemade Paint
Homemade Paint
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Homemade Paint
This easy indoor activity teaches kids how to mix kitchen ingredients into watercolor paints, while giving a crash course in color-combining.
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Halloween Eyeball Cake Pops
Halloween Eyeball Cake Pops
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Halloween Eyeball Cake Pops
These Halloween cake pops only have eyes for you. Eat Halloween cake pops this All Hallows' Eve for a spooky treat fit for zombies and friends.
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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.