Fourth and fifth grade: Tips and activities
These tips and activities will help your child build academic skills while having fun.
By GreatSchools Staff
Looking for ways to help your child learn important skills? Try some of these tips and activities.
Support your child's reading skills by reading aloud, listening to your child read and discussing vocabulary.
Use these strategies to help your child with his writing.
In this activity your child chooses a recipe to make that goes along with a book she has read.
Next time you go out to eat, try this fun exercise to help build language skills.
Use these helpful tips to guide your child with his math homework.
Help your child learn to use technology by integrating it into her daily life.
In this social studies activity your child researches the origins of a particular food.
Help your child have a positive outlook on math with these strategies.
Teach your child about proportion and ratio by increasing and decreasing the amounts for a recipe.
Here are tips for helping your child engage in scientific thinking.
Have your child plan a real or virtual trip.
In this activity your child has a chance to be a writer, director, and actor.
Here are tips for helping your child learn to love social studies.
Try these strategies to develop your child's arts savvy.
Here are some easy ways you can encourage the artist in your fourth grader.
Try these easy suggestions for encouraging the budding artist in your fifth grader.
These tips will help you find the right physical activity for your child to keep him fit.
In this activity your child designs a book jacket to summarize the main ideas of a story he has read.
Have your child write a line poem in the shape of a diamond.
Have your child explore measurement by drawing his bedroom to scale.
In this activity your child explores prediction and probability using different colored socks.
In this activity your child learns about cause and effect.
Your child can practice skills of observation with this science experiment.
Help your child learn to manage money by teaching her the difference between what one needs and what one wants.
Help your fourth or fifth grader learn to express his emotions.