Elementary school comes with a whole host of academic development. Children are building relationships, learning how to read and write, understanding math and science concepts, and growing rapidly.
This age of growth is not only academic, but emotional and social as well. There are many activities for elementary children that can supplement the learning they are doing in school or at home, and provide great opportunities for bonding.
What to look for in Elementary activities:
This age group still enjoys learning through ‘play’, in the sense that hands-on, experiential learning is best. Children like to touch, explore, visualize and test materials provided to them.
Activities for Elementary-aged children should be:
- open-ended in nature
- stimulating to the senses
- rooted in hands-on and experiential learning
Activities for Elementary-Aged Children
For the purposes of this list, ‘elementary-aged children’ will encompass children ages 5 and up. You will be able to determine at what age your preschooler might be able to move beyond activities for preschoolers and start engaging in more advanced activities, with greater concentration and more academic skills.
These are activities to do year-round. In addition to these lists, we have holiday and seasonal lists for this age group too! Find them here:
Here is a list of various compilations of activities for this age group. Some include different themes, or are more specific to the ages within this age range.
- 55+ Activities for 5 Year Olds
- Early Elementary Sensory Play
- STEM and Gaming Gifts for 6 Year Olds
- Reading Bookmarks Printable + Reading Challenge Game for Kids
- Free Printable Board Games for Kids
- Indoor and Outdoor STEM Challenges for Kids
- 20+ Simple Boredom Busters for Big Kids: Low or No-Prep and Easy!
- Word Family Games Busy Bag
- Counting Money Busy Bag
- Amazon Alexa Skills for Kids + Free Printable Cheat Sheet
- Brain-Boosting Activities for Big Kids
- Three Little Pigs Craft: Quilled Paper Craft for Kids