Looking for some fun games and activities for 4th graders to keep your child occupied — and learning — at home? Check out these 4th grade activities that can help your child learn math, writing, social studies, science, and even PE. Whether it’s summertime or just a little down extra time, don’t underestimate the power of engaging your child in a 4th grade activity or game that will help them learn an important new academic skill.

Fun learning games and activities for 4th graders

  1. Crazy caption

    This simple but fun activity builds reading and writing skills.

  2. Making a break mold garden

    This activity teaches observation and experimentation, important skills for budding scientists.

  3. Current event map

    Use a laminated map to help children learn where current events are taking place and build social studies skills.

  4. Create a scroll

    By making an Egyptian scroll, your fourth grader will learn about creating narratives in art and text.

  5. Water glass music

    With this fun and simple activity, your child can practice playing a familiar tune, and might even create his own song.

  6. Family fitness

    Try these activities together to build an awareness of the importance of exercise.

  7. Follow a recipe

    This activity provides real-life practice in reading directions, sequencing, and measuring.

  8. Identify that state

    This game will help your third grader locate states on a map and build social studies skills.

  9. Describe an object

    In this activity, your child writes about an object in detail.

  10. Make your own wrapping paper

    Printmaking using fruits and vegetables is a fun art activity to try at home.

  11. Power reading talk

    Don’t underestimate the power of talking to your child about what he is reading by asking questions and engaging in conversation. This activity helps to build reading skills.

  12. Jumping raisins

    In this activity, your child predicts what will happen when he puts some raisins in water, others in soda water, and observes what happens.