Learning Activities for 5 Year Olds

Home Activities for 5 Year Olds

What’s the best way to connect with your 5 year old child?

Push them to study hard!

Well, no!

Children love playing so why not engage them in learning activities that they find exciting and fun, while you spend quality time with them? Sounds good, right? 

Here, we will be listing down some enthralling games and educational activities for 5 year olds to do at home. 

As we said, these are learning activities, which implies that kids will learn something new and build better skills while performing these activities.

So, let’s begin!

Developmental Activities for 5 Year Olds

  1. Fun with Flashcards
  2. This can be a great activity to do with a 5 year old. You can make flashcards on your own, or buy them online, or even get them online for free and take their printouts. 

    Flashcards can be on different topics- English alphabets, colors, numbers, etc. 

    Say you create flashcards to teach English alphabets to your 5 year old kid. You can write every alphabet on a separate flashcard and draw anything whose name starts with that alphabet. 

    For instance, write “A” “a” and draw an apple! You can ask your little one to color the apple and write the word “apple” in the flashcard.

    What do kids learn through this? 

    Through flashcards, children can learn and practice alphabets, words, numbers, colors and much more. 

  3. Spot the Change
  4. Spotting the difference between two similar images is fun and brain-tickling. 

    You can find lots of Spot the Difference worksheets online for free and get them printed. 

    Next, ask your kid to find out the difference between similar images. You can give cookies as a prize for finding all the differences in the first 2 minutes or so!

    What do kids learn through this? 

    This activity sharpens mental ability in kids and improves their attention to details. 

  5. Find the Matching Ones
  6. Make flashcards with identical pairs of things like a pair of apples, a pair of giraffes, a pair of penguins, so on and so forth.

    Put the flashcards on the table (or any surface) such that the object image faces the table (or the surface) and remains hidden to the kids. 

    Now, the player has to flip one of the flashcards and try searching for its pair in the rest of the unflipped flashcards. The player needs to find all the identical pairs. 

    What do kids learn through this? 

    Children get to refine their attention to details and problem-solving skills. 

  7. Rubik’s Cube
  8. Solving Rubik’s Cube not only engages kids but also improves muscle memory. With its vibrant colors, Rubik’s Cube can be a highly addictive game for children. 

    What do kids learn through this? 

    This game teaches kids to be patient and improves their problem-solving skills and muscle memory.

  9. Learning with Tangrams
  10. Tangrams are amazing when it comes to learning about shapes. Moving pieces and making new objects is a super-cool activity. 

    You can also check out OSMO’s Tangram game that gives kids a hands-on experience of Tangram by integrating the digital world with the physical world! 

    What do kids learn through this?

    Children get a sound understanding of shapes and develop better creativity. 

  11. Trace it
  12. For this activity, you can find many tracing worksheets online.

    In these worksheets, kids should trace the dotted lines to create pieces of art, numbers, words, animals, birds and other objects. 

    What do kids learn through this? 

    Tracing helps kids have a good grip which eventually assists them in picking good handwriting and learning to draw objects faster. 

  13. DIY Emoticons
  14. Don’t we all use numerous emoticons? 

    Why not kids have an enriching experience by drawing these emoticons on sheets of paper and coloring them with their choice of colors? 

    Also, ask children to write a word describing that emoticon- happy, sad, grumpy, excited, etc.!

    What do kids learn through this? 

    Making emoticons and identifying these expressions will let kids develop better social understanding.

  15. Learning with Toy Trains
  16. Toy trains are found in almost every home where there’s a kid. Why not use these toy trains for some learning activity?

    All you have to do is write numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) on the wagons, and ask your kid to attach a sticky note to each of the wagons where the sticky note contains the number spelling (one, two, three, so on and so forth). 

    Want your kid to play another exciting number learning game? Try OSMO’s Numbers game now!

    What do kids learn through this? 

    Kids get a better understanding of numbers, counting, and you can even teach them addition, subtraction and multiplication with this activity. 

  17. Think More and Win
  18. This game will be much more fun if played with multiple players. 

    You or any instructor would say an alphabet. 

    Kids have to write words that start with that letter. The one who can think and write more words in the least amount of time will win!

    Don’t forget to check out OSMO’s Words game that is built to offer kids an opportunity to experiment and learn more than 500 words!

    What do kids learn through this? 

    This game improves vocabulary and linguistic skills in children. 

  19. Reverse Pictionary
  20. In the game of Pictionary, the player is given a word that he/she needs to draw and other players in his/her team need to guess the word, right?

    In this reverse pictionary, you would show an image of the object or the object itself to the 5 year old kid and he/she needs to write what the object is. 

    For example, if you show an orange in your hand, the kid will have to write “orange” on the board. Simple yet brilliant activity for children.

    What do kids learn through this? 

    Kids get to work on spellings of different words and object recognition. 

  21. Learning Origami
  22. Origami is just art, isn’t it? 


    It is so much more than that. 

    Origami involves lots of instructions to create something. Plus, you need to be very particular about how you twist and turn the origami paper in order to make clean origami arts. 

    What do kids learn through this? 

    This activity works on kids’ motor skills, improves muscle memory, requires concentration and develops social skills. 

  23. Sort the blocks
  24. Building blocks are of different colors and you can engage your kid in sorting these building blocks according to their colors.

    The trick here is that kids have to be as fast as possible!

    What do kids learn through this? 

    Kids will learn more about colors, sharpen their motor skills and of course, learn the importance of time!