Thanksgiving Learning Activities and STEM Activities
Thanksgiving can be a very hectic holiday. You just get done with the fun of Halloween, and you are really just starting to gear up for Christmas.
This is a bummer because Thanksgiving is such an important holiday. An entire day set aside just to remind us to be grateful? I think it has got to be one of my favorite days. (And all the yummy food helps. 😉 )
The one thing I really don’t like about Thanksgiving is feeling like I have to cram so much into such a small chunk of time. Cleaning, cooking, baking, spending time with family, it adds up. And the kids are home from school.
The perfect solution? STEM activities and learning activities!
Yes, I know. This is my solution to a lot of things, but you need to be doing these activities with your kids. They keep your children engaged and having fun, which means they are keeping out of trouble.
Take a look at this list and let me know which activity you are going to try first.
Thanksgiving STEM Activities and Learning Activities
Thanksgiving break needs STEM activities. Not only do they help your little ones work on important concepts, they also help keep your kids busy while you get ready for the big meal! You have got to try these.
Every year at Thanksgiving we make a Thankful Tree. No, it isn't a STEM project, but it is one of my favorite things to do. All the knowledge and learning in the world does our children no good if they don't have quality values. And being grateful is an important one.
This simple project will help you work with your children on understanding and feeling thankful.
Corn fits into a good Thanksgiving theme. And dried corn makes an excellent sensory bin filler. This is a perfect taste safe sensory activity for your kids! (Note taste safe doesn't mean they should eat it, it just means they can.)
If you need help with dyeing your corn check out this post: Rainbow Rice. (Don't worry, you can use the technique on more than just rice.)
We live in a hot climate, so we don't get the cool fall weather. This can make it hard to get into the Thanksgiving spirit. But a simple sensory bin with a good fall theme can help your kids get ready for the holiday!
Get tips on putting together a fun and easy fall sensory bin here. (No dye needed with this one!)
The changing leaves of fall are beautiful. And in this STEM activity, they inspire an engineering challenge your kids will love. Bonus, it looks like it would pair well with a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom reading!