Fifth Grade Activities and Skill-Builders - FamilyEducation

5th Grade

Discover what's going on in your fifth grader's classroom, and find out how you can encourage his educational development at home. Build his academic skills and enhance his learning experience with these resources, to help him succeed in school.

Academic Interest

Fifth-graders often need to see the relevance of something before they are ready to show interest. read more

Anagram Anomaly

In this printable, children learn about and practice writing anagrams. read more

Animals and Their Colorful Markings

A list of animals that have colorful markings to either attract a mate or ward off predators. read more

Animals That Migrate

Many animals must migrate during certain seasons to search for food, water, shelter, etc. This list shows several migrating animals, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects. read more

Animals with Protective Armor

Examples of animals that have adapted bodies for protection against predators. read more

Antibacterial Drugs

Antibiotics are the subject of this article which is followed by comprehension questions. read more

Around the World

This printable will give your children practice with their map and Spanish skills. read more

Be Clear

Encourage children to write more clearly by having them fix the sentences on this handout. read more

Blue Whale Table

Children answer word problems and fill out a table from information given. read more

Body Parts Compared to Automobile Parts

Comparing important body parts to a car is a great way to learn about the human body. read more

Can a Cat Become a Dog?

Learn about anagrams with this word puzzle. read more

Cat Web

Practice using the graphic organizer of webs to organize writing. read more

Climate Activities

This activity helps children understand that weather and climate are affected by many factors. read more

Constipation Word Search

This printable challenges kids to see how many words they can form out of the word C-O-N-S-T-I-P-A-T-I-O-N. read more

Do You Know What Your Fifth Grader Should Know?

Will she learn phonics, or study Shakespeare this year? Find out with this quiz. read more


Children use exponents to rewrite expressions given. read more

Fall into Rhyme

Children write a Fall poem and explore rhyming patterns. read more

Fifth Grade Science and Health

Fifth Grade Science and HealthThe goal of science study Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade 4 and after. I suspect that this happens because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Not an easy task -- but one that is critically important. read more

Fifth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School

Print this guide of fun and educational activities to help prepare students during the summer for the fifth-grade school year. The packet includes practice with analogies, suggestions for summer reading, a "test" for becoming an American citizen, lessons on the U.S. Constitution, a worksheet comparing fractions, decimals, and percents, and more! read more

Frequently Used Air and Space Terms

Terms and definitions of words used in air and space. read more

Functions and Major Glands of the Endocrine System

A worksheet with definitions and explanations about the major glands and the functions of the endocrine system. read more

Functions and Structure of the Cardiovascular System

Explore how blood flows from the heart to the lungs and back again. This is a great worksheet for learning about the cardiovascular system. read more

Functions and Structure of the Digestive System

Learn about the structure and function of the digestive system and how it works. read more

Functions and Structure of the Nervous System

Teach your child the functions and structure of the nervous and neuron systems. read more

Functions and Structures of the Respiratory System

A worksheet which will help your child understand the functions and the structure of the respiratory system. read more

Geometry Game

Keep the kids busy with this geometry puzzle, which asks them to see which shapes can be folded into square boxes. read more

Geometry Word Search

This printable will help your kids learn about geometry terms, while finding them in a word search. read more

Going for the Gold Writing Activity

Children write an opinion essay on whether athletic excellence is something you are born with or can be developed through hard work. read more

Gold Production

Children solve word problems about gold production. read more

He Drives Me Up the Wall! Idiom

Children write about the meaning of this everyday idiom. read more