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Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Kindergarten

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Kindergarten kids love to learn and explore, which makes Thanksgiving STEM activities for kindergarten so much fun!

When you are planning your activities, be sure to also check out the complete list of Thanksgiving STEM activities and Thanksgiving science experiments.

Kindergarten kids love to learn and explore, which makes Thanksgiving STEM activities for kindergarten so much fun!

Thanksgiving STEM for kindergarten is one of the best times to introduce STEM to young kids!

Follow along with our guide to Thanksgiving STEM, benefits of STEM, and Thanksgiving experiment list for kindergarten below!

Easy Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Kindergarten Students

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Whether you are a teacher responsible for science lessons in the classroom or a parent who wants to raise STEM-loving kids, you’ll find this list of Thanksgiving STEM experiments perfect for the youngest little learners.

Keep scrolling to get to the experiment ideas, but first, a discussion on the benefits of STEM for early learners.

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The Benefits of STEM Education in Kindergarten

Kindergarten kids are natural learners and explorers and they want to learn more about the world!

So, why not give their explorations structure and real-world value by introducing STEM concepts at a young age?

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STEM in kindergarten is all about learning about how the world works and how to think like a scientist.

In November, try these November STEM activities and Thanksgiving STEM challenges to make STEM planning easy in Kindergarten!

Supplies for Thanksgiving STEM Activities

Before starting any Thanksgiving STEM projects in Kindergarten, make sure you have the right supplies on hand!

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Essential Thanksgiving STEM Activities to Try with Kindergarten Kids

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Try these fun kindergarten STEM activities for Thanksgiving with your kindergarten kiddos this year!

Thanksgiving Science Experiments for Kindergarten

Kindergarten kids are curious, so why not explore that with Thanksgiving science? All of these science experiments are so much fun for kindergarten kids!

Learn how to make butter right in the classrom!

Do the bread mold experiment and find out why bread molds!

Learn about the parts of a pumpkin when you make a Pumpkin Density Column!

Kindergarten kids will love the science behind Fall Leaf Slime.

Make taste-safe cranberry slime and talk about kitchen science.

Thanksgiving Technology Activities for Kindergarten

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These technology activities all have a Thanksgiving twist! Use your imagination for how to explore technology with kindergarten kids, but you should always discuss how technologies are tools that we use to improve the world.

Kindergarten kids will have a blast with these Thanksgiving STEM Challenges.

Make a turkey transporter and discsus how turkeys are distributed to stores.

Design a turkey model and discuss the parts of a turkey and other birds.

Explore technology used in the kitchen with these kitchen science experiments.

Thanksgiving Engineering Activities for Kindergarten

When it comes to engineering, nothing is more fun than these kindergarten engineering activities! Try one activity this November to complete your Thanksgiving science unit!

The November STEM pack has 8 fun STEAM projects for kindergarteners to try!

In the Turkey Egg Drop Engineering Challenge, kindergarten kids can try to keep an egg from breaking.

Design and build a Thanksgiving Candy Catapult and see how far you can get candy pumpkins to travel.

Construct your own Mini Mayflower and find out how boats work!

Thanksgiving Math Activities for Kindergarten

Try these Thanksgiving math activities with your kindergarten class. You can do these during STEM class, or during math class!

This Thanksgiving counting book is a lot of fun for kidergarten kids.

Thanksgiving snap cube challenges are so much fun and teach kids valuable counting skills.

Try this Thanksgiving color by number sheet and boost counting skills in kindergarten.

These Thanksgiving number puzzles are perfect for learning the basics of addition.

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If you need more Thanksgiving STEM Activities try:

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Preschool

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for First Grade

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Second Grade

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Third Grade

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Fourth Grade

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Fifth Grade

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Middle School

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