Thanksgiving STEM activities are a fun way to keep kids occupied when parents are in the kitchen.
These thanksgiving engineering activities will boost your kids’ engineering skills and make engineering activities for kids a blast!
Thanksgiving Engineering Activities Perfect for STEM Centers
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.
I love cooking, baking excessive amounts of desserts, being off for several days in a row, spending time with family- all of it.
Thanksgiving is also one of the first days when it is cold (maybe) in Texas.
We’ve done Thanksgiving crafts before, but we’ve never done Thanksgiving STEM activities before.
This year, that is going to change.
I’ve scoured the Internet in search of the best Thanksgiving STEM activities (and most specifically Thanksgiving engineering projects) so that we (and you) are prepared for the big day.
And check out this list of fall science experiments for kindergarten!
The Benefits of STEM Engineering Activities for Kids
STEM engineering activities are the heart of what makes STEM, STEM.
Engineering applies knowledge from science and math into solving real-world problems using technology. Engineering is the key to resolving many issues in science, and in STEM class!
In elementary, kids are just starting to explore the world of STEM, which means they may still need some incentive to complete their projects.
During November, why not motivate kids with something they are familar with, Thanksgiving!
STEM engineering activities for Thanksgiving are a fun way to bring a seasonal flair to the STEM classroom right before Thanskgiving break.
Thanksgiving Engineering Activities for Elementary
Try one or all of these Thanksgiving engineering activities in the classroom during November, or if you’re a parent, try them at home during Thanksgiving break!
Kids will have a lot of fun learning how to design and create engineering projects with a Thanksgiving theme!
Start with the simplest: apple stack engineering!
Desgin beautiful Thanksgiving decorations when you make Sparkly Crystal Feathers!
If you don’t have time to direct your children’s activities, just give them some mini pumpkins. They will come up with pumpkin activities on their own.
Design and construct turkeys from egg cartons. Use these egg carton turkeys as a fun twist on the classic egg drop experiment.
Do a turkey version of the egg drop engineering challenge!
Use fall leaves to build structures to hold flowers.
Make a fall or Thanksgiving mosaic from Legos.
Use candy pumpkins to build towers.
Build a Pilgrim from LEGOS!
Cranberries also make excellent towers.
Heard of the potato clock? Now try engineering a pumpkin clock!
Try to reconstruct the Mayflower, if you can.
Can you build these Thanksgiving structures with Legos?
Transform any Thanksgiving object into working keyboard keys!
More Fun Thanksgiving Activities
Round out your Thanksgiving activities with these fun projects and crafts!
Your kids will have a blast and won’t spend every three seconds begging for a snack (but no promises).