Get ready for fun with our list of the best back-to-school games for 4th and 5th graders! With the start of a new school year just around the corner, (cue eye rolls and scoffs from the kids) prepping with gameplay will no doubt bring out a few smiles and laughter while it subtly turns on their ‘school brains.’ Get the kids ready to ace their 4th grade science projects or breeze through their 5th grade math worksheets with SimplyFun games as the summer school teacher. Here are some of our top picks!
2-4 players • 15-20 min • 8 & up
Skill Focus: Physics, Fine Motor Skills, Planning
Pave the way to physics for 4th and 5th graders including force and motion in this hilariously fun family game! Kilter
introduces students to levers and predicting outcomes and lays the groundwork for science comprehension and curiosity.
2-4 players • 30 min • 8 & up
Skill Focus: Multiplication, Addition
Advance your multiplication and addition skills to become a Math Medalist
with these two great games in one box! 4th graders will refresh their ‘adding to 100 in 10s’ skills, and then can flip the board for a more challenging game using the multiplication table to take control of areas and create the highest score.
2-4 players • 30 min • 10 & up
Skill Focus: Math Operations, Problem Solving
Team up with the detectives from the Owl Solve That!
Agency to find the answers utilizing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 5th grade students apply core math operations and algebraic thinking to create equations that match a solution card in their hand while also practicing operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.
2-4 players • 15 min • 10 & up
Skill Focus: Geometry, Measurement
Race your opponent to find the shape that fits the geometry clue in Shape Whiz
. Everyone must agree the shape is a match or flip the card to check the facts. So fun, your 4th and 5th graders won’t even realize they’re learning all about geometry!
2-4 players • 20-30 min • 8 & up
Skill Focus: Spelling, Vocabulary, Quick Thinking
A game where 4th and 5th graders can test their knowledge, vocabulary, and spelling skills against their opponents…and the luck of the dice! Word Bits
is a great game for strengthening spelling and vocabulary skills and helps players learn quick thinking skills. This best-selling game also prompts players to imagine consonant and vowel combinations.