Fifth Grade Activities

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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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Making Tough Choices
Making Tough Choices
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Making Tough Choices
How can we make healthy choices and be thoughtful in our actions? In this social emotional learning activity, your child will reflect on making tough choices and the questions to ask in order to help make healthy choices.
5th grade
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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: 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 contraption that protects an egg when it is dropped from a height of about 10 feet.
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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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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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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Design Challenge: Improve the School
Design Challenge: Improve the School
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Design Challenge: Improve the School
In this open-ended activity, students will be given a small quantity of three types of materials and asked to design a prototype for “something that will improve the school.”
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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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 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 cookies or s'mores!
5th grade
Science
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Build Mini-Penguin Appetizers
Build Mini-Penguin Appetizers
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Build Mini-Penguin Appetizers
Encourage your child to help host a dinner party this holiday season! If your child is having friends over, or would like to contribute to the family holiday party, this is a great activity. They will build mini-penguins that all guests can enjoy while wa
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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.
5th grade
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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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Robot Traffic Jam
Robot Traffic Jam
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Robot Traffic Jam
This activity challenges your student to use spatial reasoning and computational thinking to program multiple robots.
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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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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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.