15 Enriching Activities for 5th graders to be an Example in the Community

by Catherine Cortes

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As children grow and develop, they may encounter challenges in discovering their unique talents and understanding their identity as children of the Most High God. At LuluBee and Kewi, we believe it's crucial to empower them with the knowledge that they are valued creations of our Heavenly Father. Sometimes, they just need a little guidance and encouragement from those around them. Here are 15 enriching activities with step-by-step instructions for 5th graders who are preparing to enter 6th grade. These activities will help them embrace their role as children of God, be a supportive friend, and set a positive example for their younger peers:

1. Prayer Pal: Encourage your child to pray for a friend or family member each day. This helps them understand the power of prayer in supporting and uplifting others.

Example: Your child can pray for their best friend who is feeling nervous about starting middle school.

2. Scripture Sharing: Teach your child to share a favorite Bible verse with a friend who may need some inspiration or guidance.

Example: Share Romans 8:28 with a friend facing challenges: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him."

3. Kindness Challenge: Create a kindness challenge together, where your child aims to perform a specific act of kindness each day, such as helping a classmate with homework or complimenting someone.

Example: Hold the door open for a fellow student carrying a heavy backpack.

4. Mentorship Moment: Encourage your child to be a mentor to a younger child, providing guidance and support.

Example: Help a younger sibling or friend with their homework or a school project.

5. Gratitude Journal: Start a gratitude journal to help your child focus on the blessings in their life and encourage them to share it with friends.

Example: Write down three things they're grateful for and share them with a friend.

6. Volunteering Together: Find local volunteer opportunities that you can do as a family, reinforcing the importance of giving back.

Example: Volunteer at a local food bank or animal shelter together.

7. Positivity Postcards: Create positive affirmation postcards with encouraging messages and share them with friends who may be feeling down.

Example: Send a postcard with a message like, "You are loved and cherished by God!"

8. Scripture Art: Combine creativity and faith by making artwork with Bible verses to share with others.

Example: Create a beautiful painting with the verse, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13).

9. Bible Study Group: Start a small Bible study group with friends, where you discuss the teachings of Jesus and how to apply them in daily life.

Example: Study the parable of the Good Samaritan and discuss ways to be a good neighbor.

10. Acts of Generosity: Encourage your child to perform random acts of kindness, such as leaving surprise notes of encouragement or small gifts for friends.

Example: Hide a small gift or note of encouragement in a friend's backpack or locker.

11. Friendship Bracelets: Create friendship bracelets and give them to friends as a symbol of your shared faith and friendship.

Example: Make bracelets with the colors of the rainbow to represent God's promises.

12. Positive Role Model: Discuss and emulate the qualities of a positive role model from the Bible, such as kindness, patience, and forgiveness.

Example: Talk about the life of Jesus and how He forgave those who hurt Him.

13. Bible Storytelling: Encourage your child to retell Bible stories to younger children in a fun and engaging way.

Example: Narrate the story of David and Goliath, highlighting themes of courage and trust in God.

14. Acts of Forgiveness: Teach your child the importance of forgiveness and how it can mend broken relationships.

Example: Help them apologize to a friend after a disagreement.

15. Family Devotion Time: Dedicate time as a family to read and discuss Bible passages, fostering a sense of unity and shared faith.

Example: Choose a verse or story to read and discuss together during dinner.

These activities aim to empower 5th graders to embrace their identity as children of God while learning to be compassionate, supportive friends and positive examples to younger kids in their journey toward 6th grade and beyond. We believe that by nurturing their faith and character, we can create a community of young saints who shine brightly in their love for God and others.