ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Gift Ideas for 5th Graders

Updated on November 22, 2015

How often does your 5th grader use a computer?

See results

Birthday and Christmas Gift Ideas for 5th Graders

Fifth grade is a great time to let your ten your old start to explore the world around them. Gift ideas include letting them start to explore the internet which is fun, educational, and challenging. Other gifts include large building sets, disgusting science kits, and the usual books, videos, and gift cards.

If you you need more ideas, check out my 6th Grade Gift Ideas.

Bring out the Scientist in your Fifth grader

In grade school, exposure to science is very limited in our area so supplementing that experience with some things to do at home is a great way to get them a head start before junior high. STEM (Science, technology, engineering, math) are gaining more focus, boys and girls love experimenting and trying that they see on TV and the internet, the more gross and disgusting the better.

Computers and Electronics

Whether going into fifth grade or in the middle of fifth grade, a laptop is a great educational tool. It's also a great time as they are going into junior high in less than a year and it takes a little bit of time to get use to a new computer. Computers are not the one year models anymore, as their speeds are no longer doubling every year. Instead a good computer near the current high benchmarks will last until high school.

Remote Control Battle Machines Laser Tag

Here's a great combination any 10 year old boy would love to play with his brother. Remote control cars that are playing laser tag. These RC vehicles were designed to play tag together. Now, when will they attach a paint ball gun to the car?

Building Toys for fifth graders

Ten year olds have mastered the basic Lego toys, so it may be time to move to the bigger sets that include more than 1000 Lego bricks. Of course, the ships from Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, and now the Marvel Superheros are all favorites.

My kids love playing with all kinds of building toys. The more complicated and taller they are the better. K'nex has some great items that provide movement such as many carnival rides such as a big roller coaster that stand about three feet tall.

The more complicated the toy, the more patience and perseverance that must be exerted to complete, which gives kids confidence when facing obstacles in real life.

Gifts for 5th Grade Girls

Ten year old girls are growing out of toys and are looking to become more sophisticated. They are also interested in music more and helping them find the right music to listen to is always challenging. And of course, they are getting into what they wear.

Puzzles and Mind Benders

Around fifth grade, kids start to become interested in puzzles like Sudoku, Mind Benders, Crosswords, and word searches. These type of gifts help kids start to gain confidence with numbers, think logically, and begin to stretch their understanding of alternate meanings to words and phrases.

More educational gifts

Educational toys are a most for all kids. In 5th grade, the toys get more fun, lots of science kits that create smells, explodes, and other experiments. Other games and activities that allow 10 year olds to learn are great as well, I especially like math games and vocabulary games. If you are thinking reading games, just buy a book.

Gift Cards

5th graders love gift cards and cash. These gifts help teach kids to make decisions on what they can buy and begin the process of understanding how much things cost. Remember you don't always have to stuff a gift card into a birthday card, there are puzzles and other great containers.

Help out the next person and let us know what birthday gift or christmas gift to get our fifth grader.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      well I'm a fifth grader and the things I would want are dovicci make your case and an up graded phone like the iPhone 6

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Crafts

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      IPod 5 for a fifth grader

    • Joycevoice profile image

      Joycevoice 

      6 years ago

      Stocking Stuffers: silly putty, mechanical pencils, stress balls

      Gifts: books in a series (Harry Potter), Minecraft video games (not violent), Wii games, laptop accessories, iTunes gift cards, cell phone accessories.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)